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

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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