President Aquino to inaugurate Lufthansa Technik Philippines’s new maintenance facility Friday

February 9, 2012 11:32 pm 

MANILA, Feb. 9 — President Benigno S. Aquino III will lead the inauguration on Friday of the Lufthansa Technik Philippines’s new maintenance hangar for Airbus aircraft in Villamor Airbase in Pasay City.

The maintenance hangar, located at Macro Asia Special Economic Zone inside the Villamor Airbase, is intended for Airbus A380 aircraft.

Upon his arrival at the venue, the President will simulate operating an Airbus A380 aircraft. He will then pull the throttle that will signal the opening of the new maintenance hangar.

After his speech, the President will tour the existing hangar servicing the Airbus A380 aircraft.

Friday’s inauguration of Lufthansa Technik Philippines’s new maintenance hangar is considered a milestone in the Philippine aviation industry, making it one of the world’s nine locations capable of maintaining, repairing and overhauling the Airbus A380, the biggest aircraft in the world today.

For more than a decade, Lufthansa Technik Philippines, a German-Filipino joint venture, has placed the Philippines in the global aviation map by having German-technology, precision, and innovation in addition to Filipino craftsmanship.

Lufthansa Technik Philippines’s -million new investment is expected to expand the company’s capacity, create more local jobs and contribute to nation building. (PNA)



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