Volga-Dnepr Group has begun construction on a hangar facility at Sharjah International Airport that will provide maintenance, repair and operations services for both cargo and passenger craft. Volga-Dnepr Technics will operate the 20,000-square-meter hangar, which is slated to open in January.
The company’s Victor Sherin said the new facility will cater especially to airfreight operators. “The Sharjah Airport Free Zone is well known as a vast cargo center for the whole Middle East region, and this investment will allow flight operators to effectively solve any maintenance-related issues that arise during the operations, from line maintenance to heavy checks,” he said in a statement.
According to a press release, the hangar will be situated in the future heart of Volga-Dnepr’s MRO facility and will be able to accommodate up to six narrow-body aircraft or two Boeing 747s. The facility, which will service both Western and Russian craft, will feature advanced ventilation systems and a certified fire protection system. The MRO base will also be equipped with space for repair workshops, storage facilities and offices.