In the East German airport Leipzig / Halle / Leipzig / Halle / Today commissioned hangar that will be used as a base for ground aircraft maintenance company "Volga-Dnepr Technics", one of the group companies "Volga-Dnepr".
Beginning in 2007, this air port operates Europe's only center for aircraft maintenance AN-124 "Ruslan". It is the world's largest aircraft in series production. Thus, with the commissioning of a new hangar company "Volga-Dnepr Technics" will be able to accept service on large aircraft such as the AN 124 or "Airbus" / Airbus A380 /.
A playground in front of the hangar with direct access to the runway. Together, the entire complex can simultaneously carry out maintenance up to five An-124 or Boeing 747 / Boeing 747 /.
"It gives the opportunity to service aircraft Western or Russian origin, regardless of the weather conditions," — said Dirk Neter, executive director of the airport Leipzig / Halle. According to him, "the commencement of operations marked a new chapter of our friendly and partnership."
Air unit Leipzig / Halle is actively developing. Today it is the second-largest in Germany, cargo airport, at the same time strengthening its position as a major harbor transport on a European scale.
"With the commissioning of the new hangar of the" Volga-Dnepr Technics' significance as airport maintenance base for international cargo flights will increase significantly, "- says Markus Kopp, chairman of the board" Mittledeutsche Airport Holding. " "The hangar will be a new milestone in our historically established cooperation with Russian partners," — he concluded.
Construction reaches 94 m in width and 90 m in depth, the height — 30m complex has two mobile cranes working independently. Using them can be carried out at the maximum height of 25 m hangar building doborudovano workshops and office space.
In its construction were involved 15 companies, 12 of which are located in the federal state of Saxony. The amount of investment was 17.7 million euros.
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The group of companies "Volga-Dnepr" has started operating a new hangar complex at the airport Leipzig / Halle
The group of companies "Volga-Dnepr" started the new complex aircraft maintenance, building of which was carried airport Leipzig / Halle. Lessee hangar complex was the company "Volga-Dnepr Technics GmbH" (VDT GmbH) — provider of services for the maintenance and repair of aircraft, representing the company "Volga-Dnepr Technics" in Europe.
Hangar complex with a total area of 8,500 square meters. meters, designed for the simultaneous maintenance of aircraft An-124-100, Il-76TD, Boeing 747 or four narrow-body aircraft such as the Boeing 737 and Airbus A320. Complex facilities will significantly reduce the time aircraft maintenance, as confirmed by the results of the first studies on the An-124 TO-100 and Boeing 747-400, held in check the amount of A-ordered airlines "Volga-Dnepr" and AirBridgeCargo.
"The availability of a hangar at Leipzig / Halle — cargo hub airport, which occupies the second place in Germany in terms of freight and since 2010 is a production platform for the" Volga-Dnepr Technics GmbH — will be a long-term competitive advantage for the company, "- said the managing director of VDT GmbH Ildar Ilyas.
"Volga-Dnepr Technics" is planning to serve on the new hangar complex aircraft of the airlines in the Group "Volga-Dnepr» — AirBridgeCargo, «Atran", "Volga-Dnepr", as well as provide free slots outside customers. They can be both airlines based at the airport Leipzig / Halle and Russian carriers facing a shortage of facilities for aircraft maintenance.