FAI Asset Management will begin construction on its new €6m (US$6.5m) hangar at Albrecht Dürer Airport in Nuremberg, Germany, in June 2016. The 48,000ft² hangar is the company’s third at the airport and will bring the total size of FAI’s facility to 145,000ft².
Known as Hangar 8, the new building will allow maintenance work to be performed on three aircraft up to the size of an Airbus A320 and Boeing 737-800 at the same time. The hangar comes with an attached 2,700ft² departure building that will accommodate a VIP lounge with bar, conference room and office for FAI passengers and crew.
The third hangar will also add further maintenance workspace and parking capabilities to FAI’s existing site, which already incorporates administration offices, a fully serviced FBO, FAI’s 24/7 Air Ambulance Operation Center, component shops and training facilities for FAI staff. The need for the extra space has been driven by the growth of FAI’s own fleet, and increased demand from its international client base.
Hangars 6 and 7 will be occupied with base maintenance while Hangar 8 will be used predominantly for line maintenance, cleaning and parking. It is anticipated the hangar will be fully operational by the end of 2016 and it will be one of Europe’s largest general aviation hangars once it is complete.
“Our final plans were approved by the airport company in mid-January and will be submitted to the city’s building department during the first week of February. Final negotiations with contractors are ongoing, and should be completed by the end of February,” said Siegfried Axtmann, chairman of FAI group.