Leipzig/Halle Airport hands over new maintenance hangar to Volga-Dnepr Technics GmbH
Mitteldeutsche Airport Holding today officially handed over the maintenance hangar, which has been built within one year, to the Russian company, which operates An-124s out of Leipzig/Halle.
The hangar serves as a maintenance base for Volga-Dnepr Technics, a subsidiary of the Volga-Dnepr Group that is based at the airport. The only European maintenance centre for Antonov AN-124, the largest series production cargo aircraft in the world, has been in operation at Leipzig/Halle Airport since 2007.
As a result of the opening, Volga-Dnepr Technics now has a hangar available at Leipzig/Halle Airport, which can accommodate aircraft such as Antonov AN-124 or Airbus A 380. An apron area is connected to the building and has direct links to the runway system. As many as five Antonov AN-124 or Boeing 747 aircraft can occupy the stands here.
“The hangar offers our partner Volga-Dnepr Technics the opportunity of carrying out maintenance work on Russian and Western aircraft in modern premises regardless of the weather. Now that the company has taken over the new maintenance base, a further chapter in the excellent, agreeable relations can begin,” says Dierk Näther, Managing Director of Leipzig/Halle Airport.
The hangar is 94 metres wide and 90 metres deep. The building is about 30 metres high. The hangar has two crane tracks, which operate independently of each other, and guarantee a maximum working height of approx. 25 metres. The building also has workshop space, a social amenities room and office accommodation.