Fokker Services Group (FSG) has inaugurated a new wide-body hangar in Hoogerheide, The Netherlands, to support airframe, completion and conversion services. The facility is 87m long, 86m wide and 27m tall, able to accommodate wide-body aircraft such as A330, A350, B787 and B777 types.
The company said the facility will make a crucial contribution to its long-term objective as market demand for completion services continues to surge.
FSG made sustainability a top priority in this project, resulting in a completely electrically powered new hangar and the installation of a geothermal energy system. Furthermore, by the end of 2023 the company will have installed photovoltaic solar power capacity on the rooftop of the hangar, reducing dependency on external energy sources.
The design of the hangar was co-developed with Gaptek, a specialist in modular architecture, using its patented lightweight system. FSG said these improvements will reduce the CO2 emissions from the construction by 75% compared with a conventional hangar.
“We’re in a relentless pursuit of global excellence with strong focus on sustainability, of which this new hangar is a key milestone,” said Roland van Dijk, CEO of FSG. “Our cutting-edge technology, engineering skills and centennial history are putting us in an uncontested position to become the partner of choice for the wide-body airframe maintenance and completions and conversions market.”