A new, state-of-the-art hangar has opened at Milan Linate Prime airport in Italy with private jet operator, Flexjet a key beneficiary of the increased maintenance capacity.
The project was undertaken by aircraft management and maintenance company Sirio, which is a sister company of Flexjet, and finally unveiled on May 16, 2023.
SEA Prime, which owns and operates the airport, worked with Sirio to construct Milan Linate Prime’s 11th hangar.
The facility, named Hangar X, is 4,700m² and adds to Sirio’s existing leased infrastructure on the same site, giving a total space of 10,625m².
Purpose built as a base and line maintenance facility, it features underfloor heating, a crane and a design that provides natural light from all four sides to the hangar floor and can accommodate the next generation of business aircraft.
“Aircraft maintenance is a lynchpin of our industry, and it is fantastic to see this truly impressive new facility brought to life, underpinning the next phase of growth for Sirio,” said Kenn Ricci, principal of Directional Aviation, the parent company of both Sirio and Flexjet. “For Flexjet, having expansive, industry-leading maintenance support within the same group differentiates us based on safety, reliability and efficiency – allowing us greater control over our fleet and dispatch reliability and the ability to offer the very highest levels of service.”
Since it became an Aircraft Maintenance Organization in 1993, Sirio has grown to provide support for 11 types of business jet, for a wide range of inspections and maintenance solutions.
“Thirty years on since we launched our maintenance division, we are proud and delighted to unveil its new home here at Milan Linate Airport. These innovative facilities will allow our team of specialists to provide Sirio’s leading maintenance offering to an increased number of aircraft, in an exceptionally efficient way,” said Tom Engelhard, CEO of Sirio.