Aviatic MRO has announced plans to begin work early in 2020 to transform its 23,000 square meter facility at Šiauliai International Airport in Lithuania and bring 1,000 highly skilled aviation technician jobs to the region. The facility will be used to provide maintenance services for the Airbus A320, Boeing 737 Classic and Boeing 737 Next Generation aircraft, including D-checks, management of assets and parking.
Šiauliai International Airport is located three hours from all major European hub airports, and boasts one of the longest runways in the Baltics. It has all of the necessary equipment to handle the biggest aircraft types in the world.
While Aviatic MRO is expected to begin its full-service operations in 2021, all equipment necessary for small-scale aircraft repairs has already been acquired, so the Šiauliai site can begin taking orders for minor repairs “in the next few months”. When the new hangar is constructed, all types of MRO work will be possible from 2021, according to the company.
The hangar will have space for eight aircraft bodies and will include a workshop area, storage facilities, metal manufacturing and repair stations, as well as brake repair facilities, painting areas, warehousing and administration. Šiauliai Airport can accommodate up to 30 aircraft simultaneously, so more planes can be serviced and maintained simultaneously.