In a grand ceremony attended by over 100 visitors and dignitaries, aviation services provider Jet Aviation cut the ribbon of its new widebody hangar in Basel.
Covering a space of 8,700 sqm, the hangar has increased the company’s capacity in delivering maintenance, completion and refurbishment services for wide- and narrowbody aircraft.
Dubbed ‘Hangar 3’, the new facility’s wooden arch structure is expected to be able to support up to a Boeing 747 aircraft, while the presence of an extended nose-box will permit two widebody aircraft to be serviced simultaneously.
Hangar 3 also delivers a 5,000 sqm tarmac extension, along with 2,000 sqm for shops and offices.
Commenting during the hangar’s launch, Rob Smith, Jet Aviation Group President, shared: “We have a long history of handling major modifications and completions at Jet Aviation, and we continue to invest in the latest technologies that support the highest quality and safety standards for our customers.
“This hangar demonstrates our ongoing commitment to Basel and the region, and is a tribute to our past and future success,” he added.
Present at the launch ceremony were a number of regional government representatives, members of EuroAirport’s management, suppliers, as well as media.
This included VIPs such as Dirk Sapatka, site operations leader and general manager of the company’s operations in Basel; Sylvain Von Hof, Jet Aviation’s senior director of facility management, EMEA & Asia; Matthias Suhr, director of EuroAirport Basel Mulhouse; Luc Gaillet, president of the Board of Directors at EuroAirport; and Gaston Latcha, mayor of Hésingue.