Lufthansa to build A380 hanger

21st Sep 2006

Lufthansa is continuing to invest in Frankfurt and the surrounding Rhine-Main
region with the building of an A380 maintenance
hangar.At the ceremony to lay the foundation stone for the A380 maintenance
hangar, which was attended by the Minister of Economics, Transport and Regional
Development of the State of Hesse, Dr. Alois Riehl, and the Mayor of Frankfurt,
Petra Roth, the company underscored its role as the biggest employer in Hesse. “With
the new runway and the stationing of our A380 fleet here in Frankfurt, we will
create several thousand new jobs,” said Stefan Lauer, Lufthansa Executive Board
member and Chief Officer Aviation Services and Human Resources. “Innovations form
the foundation for our future and also for this location. The new maintenance hangar
for the A380 is the visible proof,” he added. Professor Manfred Schölch, Vice
Chairman of Fraport AG, the company that owns and operates the airport, commented:
“We are delighted that this hangar for the A380 fleet has found its home here in

Work on the first phase of construction, including parking positions, taxiways and
the development of transport links to the area, will now proceed apace. The entire
hangar system is scheduled for completion in 2015 in order to meet the growing
demand for maintenance capacity for Lufthansa’s long-haul fleet. Lufthansa is
investing about 150 million euros in its A380 maintenance base. “Lufthansa will
invest about 150 million euros in what will then become Europe’s largest aircraft
maintenance hangar, the A380 base,” stressed August-Wilhelm Henningsen, Chairman of
the Executive Board of Lufthansa Technik AG.


In order to build the Airbus A380 hangar at Frankfurt, Lufthansa signed a 65-year
land utilisation agreement with Fraport AG for the 17-hectare site to the south-west
of the airport.



The contract for the construction of the A380 hangar was awarded to a working group
headed by Ed. Züblin AG, Stuttgart on the basis of a design by the architecture
office GMP - von Gerka, Marg und Partner. Key project partners are based in the
Rhine-Main region.


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