Bahrain aircraft hangar project expected in 2011

New aircraft aprons will be capable of handling Airbus A380s

There will soon be a shortage of aircraft hangars at Bahrain International Airport
There will soon be a shortage of aircraft hangars at Bahrain International Airport

An aircraft hangars project at Bahrain International Airport is almost 87% complete and is expected to be operational by the first quarter of 2011.

The development includes the construction of new aircraft aprons and parking stands capable of handling aircrafts such Airbus A380s. Infrastructure works have also been added to the project since its inception.

“The new services added to the project recently include power supply, water and sewage services to the aircraft through a ground pop up units system,” Nayef Al Kalali, the undersecretary of public works affairs at Bahrain's Ministry of Works told Trade Arabia.

“This was added on the request of the Bahrain Airport Company (BAC) and work started in November last year, in tandem with the other ongoing work."

It is hoped that the project will be completed in March due to expected increase in passengers in the coming months and the predicted shortage of aircraft hangars at the airport.

'We have been assured by the contractors they are taking all the necessary steps to ensure timely completion,” Al Kalali added.
 

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