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West wing
Lufthansa Technik Sofia has experienced rapid growth in recent years, resulting in the need for extra hangar and office space. Ian Harbison was invited to take a look just ahead of the official opening
Going for growth
LORD is expanding into the Americas with its repair services, but is looking into other avenues as well
Light box
Butzbach Doors and Façades became something of a specialist in upgrading hangar doors in 2016, with projects throughout Europe
Steady climb
Turkish Technic has found new capacity to deal with the parent airline’s growing fleet and the third party market. Ian Harbison reports from Istanbul
ERP has become an essential coordination and reporting tool, but are dedicated ERP systems optimal in MRO applications? Paul E Eden discovers that there might be a better way
E1 + E2 = Mx²
Embraer is already looking at maintenance policies and procedures for its new E-Jet E2 family while continuing to look after existing types. Ian Harbison reports
The Lithuanian government has a plan to grow the aviation MRO industry in the country as part of an ambitious programme to develop the national infrastructure. Ian Harbison reports
Ticking the boxes
Demand for maintenance and painting is driving a need for new and upgraded hangars. We review some of the latest projects
Hang tough
Maintenance hangar space goes hand-in-hand with MRO growth trends across the globe. Ian Harbison speaks to a number of the key players and learns of the latest developments
Collection boxes
This has been a bumper year for new hangar projects, especially in the US. The main economic drivers have been subsidies and incentives from local government and development agencies, which see commercial MRO as a way of attracting high-quality jobs and boosting the local economy, providing a return on their investment. Ian Harbison reports