Mesa Opens New Maintenance Hangar

Jan. 14, 2021

Mesa, the engineering and maintenance company part of the Hi Fly group, has officially opened its new Hangar at Beja’s Civil Terminal, for maintenance of Airbus aircraft. The facilities cover an area of about 9,500 m2 for aircraft for maintenance, and includes workshops, warehouse, offices, training facilities and other support premises.

The new hangar is operates around the clock 24/7 and will serve as a base maintenance unit for Hi Fly’s Airbus fleet, as well as for other airlines which have maintenance contracts with MESA. The Hangar is ready to receive and service Airbus A319, A320, A321, A330, A340 and A350, and has the capacity to perform maintenance works on up to three aircraft at a time.

A comprehensive range of maintenance works related to line/base maintenance will be performed there. This include “A Checks”, “C Checks”, cabin interior upgrades and modifications, engine replacement, landing gear replacement, hydraulics tests, defects correction and troubleshooting, SB’s, AD’s, MPD and Out Phase Tasks Modifications, engine Boroscope inspections and workshop works such as: batteries, IFE, oxygen, cabin interiors, electrical equipment, torque wrenches and measurements.

The new Hangar will be a reference facility in the country and according to Hi Fly and Mesa’s President, Paulo Mirpuri, “Beja is a prime location for aircraft maintenance, and with this additional capacity we hope not only to keep up with the strong growth of Hi Fly’s fleet but also to acquire new customers mainly from Europe and Africa. It’s a big project for the Group and we’re looking forward to welcoming our fleet to this fantastic facility.” Mesa, invested €30million in the project, which will create about 150 jobs in its first three years of activity.