The steel structure and roof of ExecuJet MRO Services Malaysia’s new purpose-built MRO facility at Subang Airport has been completed.
With the facility due to open early 2024, these completions mark two significant construction milestones for the company.
Construction of the 149,500 square-foot facility started last November and is expected to further reinforce Malaysia and Subang Airport’s position as a centre for MRO in the region.
The hangar’s main steel structure consists of approximately 90 tonnes of vertical box truss columns that support the hangar roof’s steel structure.
The columns and roof are designed to hold an over-head crane and high-volume low speed (HVLS) fans. The crane within the hangar will be used, for example, to facilitate the removal and installation of aircraft engines.
ExecuJet MRO Services says that provisions have also been made to allow for installation of a paint curtain when painting aircraft liveries is required.
The hangar’s energy saving features will include LED lighting throughout and an 85kW rooftop solar system. There will also be water tanks for harvesting rainwater.
Ivan Lim, regional vice-president Asia at ExecuJet MRO Services, said: “Following completion of the roof, the next step involving pouring of the hangar’s reinforced concrete slab floor progressed well and was completed within the timeline we set.”
According to the company, the floor is designed to withstand the weight of a single-aisle commercial aircraft. The final touches will involve using a concrete power float machine to smoothen the surface before an epoxy coating is applied to enhance durability and protect the concrete floor.
Lim added: “We are now in second phase of construction involving the exterior finishing works and interior works. This includes installation of windows, doors, glass, and glazing as well as plastering of brick walls of the annex building.”