Copa Airlines to Carry Out Major Maintenance Works in Panama

The airline plans to build a hangar for carrying out heavy maintenance processes on its fleet of aircraft.

Friday, March 28, 2014

The airline is also evaluating moving all of its aircraft maintenance to Panama which would bring cost savings.

The enlargement of maintenance works requires a hangar for which "the company is only waiting for the airport administrators to transfer the land in order to begin building the new structure."

"Now that the company, founded with Panamanian capital, has 85 aircraft it works out cheaper to do maintenance works locally than constantly move planes around for regular checkups."



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January 2017

Copa Airlines has announced that from 2018 it will transfer the servicing of its aircraft to the new 10 thousand square meter construction hangar is to be constructed in Tocumen.

The construction process, which requires an investment of $15 million, started a few days ago and will be completed in 2018. The airline plans to transfer all aircraft maintenance operation from the second half of 2018. 

Copa Airlines Could Move Workshops to Panama

May 2013

The airline is examining transferring its maintenance operations from Costa Rica and the United States to Panama, due to an increase in its fleet.

According to Pablo de la Guardia, director of Government Relations for the company, nothing has been confirmed yet, although there is a clear intention to carry out the operation.

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April 2008

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In December 2006, Montreal-based ACTS bought 80 per cent of Aeroman, the narrowbody aircraft maintenance division of El Salvador's national carrier Grupo TACA.
Despite Southwest's decision, a new hangar with two lines now under construction at Aeroman's San Salvador facility won't stay empty for long, said Chahram Bolouri of ACTS Aero Technical Support & Services Inc.

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