Monarch Aircraft Engineering reaches key milestone

Monarch Aircraft Engineering (MAEL), the award-winning independent aircraft maintenance provider and a division of The Monarch Group, has reached another key milestone in the construction of its new 110,000 sq. ft state-of-the-art maintenance facility, at Birmingham Airport in the UK. 

Monarch Engineering facility BHX

Since the ground-breaking ceremony in January, work has continued at a pace on the hangar build, with the largest and heaviest component of the entire build – the ‘valley truss’ beam – measuring 4.2m deep and spanning 66m and weighing approximately 80 tonnes, now being installed.

Commenting on this milestone, Mick Adams, Managing Director of MAEL, said: “The development of our new hangar at Birmingham Airport continues to define a new airport landscape and we are extremely pleased that the project remains on target.  We are now working hard on the detailed requirements for all aspects of the operation to ensure that we are ready for the first aircraft to enter our facility in November.”

Will Heynes, Development Director of Birmingham Airport, said: “This development is a significant addition to our infrastructure. It enhances our offer of world class facilities and supports our ability to offer more skilled jobs in the region. The programme is progressing well thanks to the great efforts of all parties involved and we look forward to welcoming the first jet into the new hangar this November.”