MENA Aerospace expanding Bahrain hangar


MENA Aviation Real Estate, a subsidiary of MENA Aerospace Enterprises, is planning an expansion of an existing hangar facility at Bahrain International Airport.

The expansion is expected to be operational within the next two years. At present, the company’s 6,400m² purpose-built facility consists of two 3,200m² hangars, each capable of accommodating up to 757-500 sized aircraft or numerous business jets. The new 4,200m² expansion increases the company’s ability to provide aircraft maintenance services for both commercial and private aircraft, as well as private jet parking.

“Aligned with our long-term development strategy and to be able to provide ever better services to our clients, the expansion of our hangar facility lays foundations to further extend our services in the region,” said Anil Kumar, general manager and CFO at MENA Aerospace. “We are delighted to welcome both existing and new clients to our hangar.”

Omar Mattar, MENA Aerospace board member; Anil Kumar, MENA Aerospace general manager and CFO; Dr Mohammed Juman, MENA Aerospace managing director; and Khalid Hamza, MENA Aerospace accountable manager

The Code-C hangar is built and operated to EASA 145 standards and is equipped with a NFPA 409 compliant fire suppression system, backup electricity supply, compressed air, electrical and water points, drainage for aircraft washing, and sectional translucent vertical doors by Megadoor. Facilities also include an office, workshop and storage space plus airside/landside access.

The expansion of the hangar combined with the launch of the company’s full-service MRO facility by MENA Technics and Aviance Global, and the products offered by MENA Technics, strengthen MENA Aerospace’s position in the region as a provider of complete and efficient turnkey solutions to its clients.

Bahrain International Airport’s new terminal, which opened in January 2021, increased the airport’s capacity to 14 million passengers and 130,000 air traffic movements per year. MENA Aviation Real Estate remains the only private owner and operator of general aviation hangars at Bahrain International Airport.

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