Costa Rica: Juan Santamaría to Get New Hangar

Works have started with the movements of land to build a new aircraft maintenance hangar at the international airport in San Jose, a project valued at $39 million.

Friday, April 17, 2015

From a statement issued by the Government of Costa Rica:

New aircraft hangar to be built at Juan Santamaria Airport

Under the supervision of the Technical Council of Civil Aviation, earthworks have started for the construction of a new aircraft maintenance hangar, with corresponding workshops and other facilities that will be occupied by Coopesa, in the Juan Santamaria International Airport.

The order to start was given on March 18 and allows the company FCC Construcciones SA to carry out the works and supply equipment for the transfer of operations of Coopesa to the south-west of the airport, which will free up space to the west of the Airport so that Stakeholder Manager, Aeris, can continue with enlargements of the terminal in the fut

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