Mesa expands presence at Beja Airport in Portugal

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Part of the Hi Fly group, engineering and maintenance company Mesa has opened a new hangar at Beja Airport in Portugal. The new facility, which will serve as a base for Hi Fly’s Airbus fleet, covers an area of around 9,500 metres squared and includes workshops, warehouses, offices, training and other support facilities.

The hangar can house and service A319, A320, A321, A340 and A350 aircraft and in addition to Hi Fly, other airlines holding maintenance contracts with Mesa will also benefit from the new hangar.  Operating 24/7, the hangar has the capacity to service up to  three aircraft at a time.

“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,” said Mesa’s President, Paulo Mirpuri. “It’s a big project for the group and we’re looking forward to welcoming our fleet to this fantastic facility.”

A comprehensive range of maintenance works related to line/ base maintenance will be performed at the hangar, including cabin interior upgrades, engine replacement, landing gear replacement, hydraulics tests, defects correction and troubleshooting.

Mesa has invested €30 million in the project, which is expected to create 150 jobs in its first three years of activity.

Gulfstream opens new warehouse close proximity to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta

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Gulfstream has opened a new aircraft parts distribution hub in Atlanta, within two miles of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. The warehouse’s location will allow for parts to be delivered around the world quickly and efficiently.

“Atlanta is the optimal choice for our newest warehouse,” commented Derek Zimmerman, President, Gulfstream Customer Support. “Hartsfield-Jackson typically offers more than 150 domestic and 70 international nonstop flights and has been named the most efficient airport in the world. By distributing parts directly from Atlanta, we can save shipping and delivery time in order to provide the most expedient service to our customers.”

The warehouse maintains approximately $23 million in parts inventory. Crane Worldwide Logistics provides the warehouse space and handles logistics services.

Gulfstream’s global parts inventory totals more than $1.3 billion. Its parts network includes the main Customer Support Distribution Centre in Savannah with additional distribution centres in Van Nuys, California; Teterboro, New Jersey; as well as Amsterdam in the Netherlands; Basel in Switzerland; Hong Kong and Singapore.