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easyJet opens first continental European maintenance hangar at Berlin Brandenburg airport

An easyJet maintenance hangar has opened at Berlin Brandenburg Willy Brandt Airport.

A joint opening ceremony was organised by the airline, Flughafengesellschaft Berlin Brandenburg (FBB) and the Brandenburg state government.

Construction of the new hangar began in September 2021. EasyJet said the hangar would provide it “with the capacity needed to ensure it can operate in the most efficient, safe and competitive way”.

The project was supported by the Wirtschaftsförderung Brandenburg as well as easyJet partner MRO Facilities, who managed the design and construction.

 

The maintenance hangar was built in accordance with the German Building Energy Act Gebäudeenergiegesetz, GEG and as such meets the requirements for energy-efficient construction in the EU.

More than 100 easyJet employees will conduct aircraft maintenance activities for the airline’s European fleet, which currently comprises 135 aircraft. EasyJet said it aimed to improve the efficiency of operational processes and save maintenance costs in the long term.

“The opening of the maintenance hangar is a great milestone to start the year with,” said easyJet’s COO Captain David Morgan. “We would like to thank our partners for their support in carrying out this ambitious project and we look forward to returning one of the first aircraft maintained here today back into our operation. The NEO aircraft is equipped with the latest Descent Profile Optimisation (DPO) technology which is one of the ways we can achieve substantial and permanent carbon emission reductions by enabling the most efficient descents.

“So now our maintenance operations here at Berlin Brandenburg can get underway and we look forward to welcoming many more aircraft from our modern easyJet Europe fleet in the coming years as we continue to renew the fleet, with the ultimate ambition to transition our fleet to zero carbon emission aircraft.”

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