Vallair recently held an official launch ceremony for its new MRO and cargo conversion hangar at Marcel Dassault Airport in Châteauroux, France – and some of the best pictures from the event are displayed on this page.
The event was attended by an array of guests, from local dignitaries to Vallair clients, as well as Aviation Business News publications MRO Management and Airline Cargo Management, other trade media and local journalists.
Vallair showcased its A330 heavy maintenance capabilities and in-house cargo conversion services, while also launching a “reversible, reconfigurable, fast and low-cost” widebody cargo conversion solution.
The 8,520sq m hangar began operations in February this year. It can accommodate up to five A321 size aircraft simultaneously, or a combination of A330/A340 and A321s.
“This is the dawn of a new era for Vallair and our airline and lessor customers,” said Vallair’s president and CEO Grégoire Lebigot. “A core part of our activities will focus on passenger-to-freighter conversions and a dedicated unit will build upon our significant experience and knowledge in this area.
“In addition, our expertise with mature aeronautical assets enables us to follow our sustainability agenda as Vallair continues to grow. The new hangar complements our unparalleled expertise in the aerostructures arena, along with aircraft recycling already on site.
“Together with the Centre-Val de Loire Region and the Châteauroux Centre Airport Establishment, Vallair is proud to play a key role in the re-industrialisation of France and its aeronautical scene.”