Jet Aviation opens new wide-body hangar in Basel

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Jet Aviation has held a grand opening for its new 8,700m² wide-body hangar in Basel.

The new state-of-the-art hangar provides increased capacity for wide- and narrow-body maintenance, completion and refurbishment projects across the site. It can accommodate up to two wide-body aircraft simultaneously.

Designed to help meet increased demand for wide-body completions and refurbishments, the new hangar – named Hangar 3 – has a wooden arch structure to support the maximum height to ensure space for a Boeing 747 on jacks, while its extended nose-box permits two wide-body aircraft concurrently.

In addition to a 5,000m² tarmac extension, Hangar 3 provides a further 2,000m² for shops and offices.

Rob Smith, group president at Jet Aviation, said, “We have a long history of handling major modifications and completions at Jet Aviation, and we continue to invest in the latest technologies that support the highest quality and safety standards for our customers.

“This hangar demonstrates our ongoing commitment to Basel and the region, and is a tribute to our past and future success.”

To celebrate the official opening of its new wide-body hangar facility in Basel, Jet Aviation hosted a grand opening event in the hangar for regional government representatives, the EuroAirport management, suppliers, authorities and the media.

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