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Fokker hits ‘key milestone’ with opening of new widebody hangar in Hoogerheide

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Fokker Services Group has opened its new widebody hanger at its facility in Hoogerheide, The Netherlands.

The hangar is 87-meter long, 86-meter wide, and 27-meter high, and can accommodate widebody aircraft such as A330, A350, B787, and B777.

Speaking at the EBACE conference in Geneva this week, FSG said it “will make a crucial contribution to the company’s long-term objective as market demand for completion services continues to surge”.

The firm added it made sustainability and the facility is 100% electrically powered and has an environmentally friendly geothermal energy system.

By the end of the year a photovoltaic solar power capacity will have been installed on the rooftop of the hangar, reducing the dependency on external energy sources.

The design of the hangar was co-developed with lightweight modular architecture specialist Gaptek. Emissions from the construction are expected to be 75% lower when compared to a conventional hangar.

Roland van Dijk, chief executive of FSG said: “We’re in a relentless pursuit of global excellence with strong focus on sustainability, of which this new hangar is a key milestone.

“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”.

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