Monarch's new Birmingham hangar

Monarch Aircraft Engineering Limited (MAEL), the award winning independent aircraft maintenance provider and division of The Monarch Group, has announced the official opening by Sir Roy McNulty, Non-Executive Director, Monarch Holdings Limited, of a brand new multi-million pound maintenance hangar at Birmingham Airport.

The facility, which is immediately creating 150 new jobs, also has the potential to add a further 150 posts.


Monarch Aircraft Engineering Limited (MAEL), the award winning independent aircraft maintenance provider and division of The Monarch Group, has announced the official opening by Sir Roy McNulty, Non-Executive Director, Monarch Holdings Limited, of a brand new multi-million pound maintenance hangar at Birmingham Airport.

The facility, which is immediately creating 150 new jobs, also has the potential to add a further 150 posts.

The 110,000 sq ft 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 high quality aircraft engineering activities.

 

Monarch hangar opens

 

The new facility can accommodate almost every aircraft type in its two bays, incorporates industry-leading design and build standards, and is one of the first to 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.  It is large enough to accommodate two Boeing 777-300ER aircraft or 10 narrow-body aircraft and will contain a number of component-repair and back shops. The vast building, covering c2.5 acres is big enough to house four full size football pitches, 2400 Minis or 450 double decker buses.

In its first month of operation, seven different aircraft types are scheduled for maintenance in the facility, including Airbus A300, A320 and A321, Boeing 757 and 767, Embraer 195 and Bombardier Q400.

Click here to read more on the Birmingham Airport website.