Aircraft maintenance firm Lufthansa Technik is set to establish a maintenance facility in Abuja, aviation minister Babatunde Omotoba said in Lagos.
Omotoba, who returned to the country on Monday after about two weeks visit to Germany and the United States, said the hangar which is the first of its type would enhance maintenance of aircraft both in Nigeria and the West African sub-region. There is currently no aircraft maintenance facility that can carry out C and D-checks on aircraft in West Africa.
Nigerian airlines currently carry out major checks and maintenance of their aircraft in Europe, America, and Ethiopia Airlines hangar in Addis-Ababa, Ethiopia, depending on the degree of maintenance required.
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