Sabena Technics will add a third hangar in Toulouse and plans to have it operating by 2019. The French MRO specialist's two existing Toulouse facilities are dedicated to A320 work for Airbus. The new shop will help Sabena accept more work, including both new-aircraft and repainting jobs from operators.
“This additional paintshop will allow us to reinforces our footprint in Toulouse, improve our productivity and bring us closer to our customers in the region,” said Sabena Technics coo Philippe Rochet. The 33,000-sq-ft hangar, an €8 million ($8.9 million) investment, will be constructed next to the two existing facilities. Work will start in late 2017.