Monarch Aircraft Engineering Unveils Birmingham Maintenance Hangar

MAEL 2On November 26 Monarch Aircraft Engineering Limited (MAEL), officially unveiled its brand new multi-million pound maintenance hangar at Birmingham Airport.  The company says the facility, which is immediately creating 150 new jobs, also has the potential to add a further 150 posts.
The 110,000 sq ft (10,219m²) state-of-the-art facility will complement the company’s existing engineering operations at London Gatwick, London Luton and Manchester Airports and supports the continuing growth of MAEL’s aircraft engineering activities.
The new facility can accommodate almost every aircraft type in its two bays and is one of the firstto have the capacity for Boeing 787 Dreamliner maintenance, with sufficient capacity for other wide body aircraft, such as the Boeing 777, 747 and Airbus A350.  The building covers approximately 2.5 acres of land as is large enough to accommodate two Boeing 777-300ER aircraft or ten narrow-body aircraft and will contain a number of component-repair and back shops.  
In its first month of operation, seven different aircraft types are scheduled for maintenance in the hangar, including Airbus A300, A320 and A321, Boeing 757 and 767, Embraer 195 and Bombardier Q400. 
You can read more about the new facility in the December edition of Airports International magazine