In line with its commitment to customers, suppliers, employees and the local community, Fokker Services Group (FSG) has inaugurated a wide-body hangar in Hoogerheide, The Netherlands. The announcement was made during this weeks’ European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition taking place in Geneva this week.
With demand for completion services continuing to surge, the 87 m long and 27 m high state-of-the-art facility can accommodate widebody aircraft including the A330, A350, B787 and B777.
FSG made sustainability a top priority in the building of this new facility making it completely electrically powered and featuring the installation of an environmentally friendly geothermal energy system. Furthermore, by the end of 2023 the company will have installed photovoltaic solar power capacity on the rooftop of the hangar, reducing the dependency on external energy sources. The hangar was co-developed with Gaptek, a leader in modular architecture using their patented lightweight system. These improvements will reduce the CO2 emissions from the construction by 75% compared to a conventional hangar.
Roland van Dijk, CEO of FSG commenting on the inauguration during EBACE, said: “We’re in a relentless pursuit of global excellence with strong focus on sustainability, of which this new hangar is a key milestone. Our cutting-edge technology, engineering skills and centennial history are putting us in an uncontested position to become the partner of choice for the wide-body airframe maintenance and completions and conversions market.”