Laying of the foundation stone of the new Luxair hangar
Laying of the first stone of the new Luxair hangar
Mid-May, Felix Giorgetti started a new construction site in the airport area. Next to the imposing Cargolux headquarters, our teams are building for lux-Airport a new facility for the maintenance of the Luxair fleet. A new infrastructure with decisive stakes for the Luxembourg airline.
With this new infrastructure of 5,000m2 gross, three times larger than the current historical hangar built in 1951 in Neudorf, Luxair will indeed be able to meet the many aviation challenges it faces. "This is a first step towards the future. An important milestone in the history between Luxair and lux-Airport", welcomed Gilles Feith, CEO of the Luxembourg airline, at the symbolic laying of the first stone on July 15 in the presence of François Bausch (Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Mobility and Public Works), Simone Massard-Stitz (Mayor of Sandweiler) and Alexander Flassak (CEO of lux-Airport).
A more efficient service
The building will have a hangar that can accommodate two medium-haul aircraft such as Boeing 737s and even a third short-haul Bombardier Q400. The aircraft will be inspected between flights and undergo routine maintenance for greater efficiency and speed, said Luxair's CEO.
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In addition to the hangar, the structure has workshops, storage spaces and an administrative building.
It will accommodate the 160 or so Luxair Technics employees and will also be able to accommodate future growth in the workforce.
It consists of 29 prefabricated columns, 21m high, used to support the framework (not included in the package) and a cladding façade.
The main challenge of this project lies in its tight schedule. With the completion of the structural work scheduled for March 2023, and commissioning scheduled for the end of the same year, our teams proposed suitable construction solutions to Lux-Airport and Luxair. This is why the concrete walls, measuring 7.3 to 8.5m, will be built along the entire height. The 29 columns and eight long-span beams (about 20m long) were cast on site in order to compensate for a too long wait for the supply of precast prestressed beams.
In his speech, Gilles Feith also thanked the partners of this project, in particular Félix Giorgetti, for the rapidity of the implementation of the construction. He also praised the quality of the work carried out by our company on the nearby Findel runway rehabilitation project.