Airbus maintenance facility in Malaysia, the Sepang Aircraft Engineering (SAE) officially opened its second hangar yesterday on 22nd September,2017.
The event also celebrated the 10th anniversary of the independent maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) centre.
According to Airbus, The 12,000 square metre hangar boosts SAE’s capacity to handle the Airbus A320 Family, and can accommodate two of the aircraft at the same time for major maintenance checks. It also features Malaysia’s first eco-friendly closed-door dedicated paint bay, as well as state-of-the-art workshops for the repair and overhaul of a wide range of components used on Airbus aircraft, including hydraulic and pneumatic systems.
“As an EASA-approved independent aircraft MRO centre, SAE is able to offer world class maintenance services to airlines from across South East Asia and beyond. The new hangar gives us added flexibility and space to offer more services for our customers,” SAE Chief Executive Officer Pierre Reville said
He added “Since we opened in 2007, we have completed 500 C-Checks and established a strong reputation in the MRO market for on-time and reliable service. We are proud of our contribution to the growth of the Malaysian aerospace sector.”
SAE’s first hangar, which opened in 2007, has a floor area of 37,000 square metres and can accommodate up to six single-aisle aircraft or two widebody aircraft at any one time.