Luxaviation Belgium, part of the Luxaviation Group, has unveiled a new 4,000m² hangar at Kortrijk-Wevelgem International Airport, said to have cost €4m (US$4.24m). The facility, which can hold 15 business aviation aircraft and houses the Belgian MRO of ExecuJet, also part of the Luxaviation Group, was officially opened on Tuesday, November 17, by Dutch violinist and conductor André Rieu.
The hangar, which measures 100 x 40m and is 12m high, is now the largest building at the airport. Located on the south side, near the apron, its construction took more than two years. The floor is covered with a shiny topcoat of waterproof epoxy, which will allow any leaks from the aircraft to be spotted easily.
Hervé Laitat, CEO of Luxaviation Belgium, said, “Luxaviation sees the significant demand for business aviation in the region and has invested in the development of Luxaviation Belgium by providing this new facility. We are now able to comfortably house larger aircraft such as the Dassault Falcon 2000 and the Gulfstream V in one location, increasing efficiency and service quality for our customers.”
Dominiek Deman, sales director of Luxaviation Belgium, added, “The new hangar enables us to offer our customers, the owners of private aircraft and business jets, a very high standard of service within a modern, heated building. Larger aircraft can enter effortlessly and we have a more efficient, optimized work space for the maintenance department. We will continue to offer exceptional standards of customer service, but at a wider and more expansive level, due to the increase in the number of aircraft we can accommodate.”