Industry Mesa opens new maintenance facility at Beja in Portugal

Maintenance company Mesa has announced, that it has opened a new facility at Beja Airport.

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Mesa, engineering and maintenance company of the Hi Fly Group, has announced that it has officially opened a new maintenance hangar at Beja Airport in Southern Portugal. The hangar is located at Beja´s Civil Terminal.

With the new hangar, Mesa is now able to perform engineering and maintenance work for Airbus aircraft. Mesa said, that the hangar is ready to receive and service Airbus A310, A320, A321, A330, A340 and A350 aircraft.

Three aircraft can be receiving maintenance work at the same time. This allows the 9,500 square meter large facility, which also features workshops, a warehouse, offices and training facilities. It is expected, that especially the aircraft from group airline Hi Fly will be receiving MRO services from Mesa at the new hangar.

Other airlines that have maintenance contracts with Mesa will also be serviced at the new facilities. Mesa announced, that the hangar is being operated around the clock on seven days a week. This allows shorter on-ground times for airlines and therefore reduced costs.

Regarding the services performed by Mesa, the company wrote in a statement: “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.“

Hi Fly and Mesa’s President, Paulo Mirpuri, commented: “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 has offices and maintenance locations in Lisbon, Beja, Brussels and Brisbane and holds several maintenance certificates. The company has focused on maintaining Airbus aircraft. Mesa was founded in 2005 and employs over 80 people.

Hi Fly Group´s airline operates with two Airbus A319s, two A321s, six A330s and six A340s. Subsidiary airline Hi Fly Malta operates with two Airbus A319s, one A321, three A330s and four A340s. Last months, the carrier phased out its sole Airbus A380 flagship aircraft.

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