SR Technics will be expanding its aircraft maintenance facility in Malta with a modern multi-bay hangar for narrow- and wide-body aircraft. With a size of 30,000 sqm, including workshop space, the new infrastructure will enable SR Technics to increase its capacity for heavy maintenance, C-checks and any cabin modifications or retrofits to up to six narrow-body aircraft at a time.
Construction on the new facility will begin this year, with a scheduled completion date of November 2019 for the first four bays. Operations will initially focus on the Airbus A320 family and the Boeing 737NG. To handle demand while the new hangar is being built, SR Technics will incorporate a third bay as of November 2018 in a temporary hangar next to the existing facility.
Since the opening of the Malta operation in October 2010, SR Technics employees in Malta – currently 260 in number – have serviced over 250 aircraft. With the support of the Malta government, SR Technics will hire and train approximately 350 new employees including B1 and B2 engineers, structure mechanics and technicians to join its highly skilled and motivated workforce.
The Malta facility will continue to support both SR Technics’ strategic operations in Europe and the overall aerospace strategy of its shareholders.