Hangar Construction Awarded in Costa Rica

The Spanish company FCC won the $34 million contract to build a 10,000 m² hangar for aircraft maintenance.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) made the award for the new hangar where the cooperative in charge of repairing and maintaining aircraft will be relocated to. The new structure will be located 150 meters from the runway of the Juan Santa Maria airport and will be ready in 18 months.

"The goal is to give Coopesa a new place that does not hinder plans to expand the airport," said Pedro Castro, chief of MOPT.

Nacion.com reports: "The transfer of Coopesa is urgent because the Civil Aviation Technical Council allowed the manager Aeris, to expand the boarding areas to the east, where Cooperativa Autogestionaria de Servicios Aeroindustriales (Coopesa R. L) is currently located."



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More Room for Airport Expansion

January 2015

Approval has been given to the design of a new maintenance hangar at the Juan Santamaria airport and the project will be started in the first half of the year.

In December the International Civil Aviation Organization approved plans and designs for the construction of a new 10,000 square meter hangar to accomodate up to 6 large aircraft. This will allow for the expansion of the main airport in Costa Rica to the east.

Boarding Gates Added to Juan Santamaria Airport  

July 2013

The International Airport at San Jose will have added capacity to handle 260,000 passengers a year, with two new boarding gates and another 1,000 square meters in commercial spaces.

As explained Vilma Lopez, deputy director of Civil Aviation, Aeris (manager of the terminal), will be the company in charge of the enlargement process in the east of the terminal, opposite Cooperativa Autogestionaria de Servicios Aeroindustriales (Coopesa R. L).

Expansion Works at Juan Santamaría Airport

December 2012

Among the works scheduled in Costa Rica’s main airport is the extension of the remote ramp from its current 75,000 meters to 91,000 meters.

Next year San Jose International Airport will extend its operational capacity with new works, with an investment of $15 million.

Elfinancierocr.com quoted Luis Carlos Araya, Vice minister of Air Transport, who said "This allows us to streamline the process of entry and departure of aircraft both for cargo and passengers. In addition, it will improve efficiency, since aircraft will not have to be towed and can therefore enter on their own. "

Aeronautical Workshops in Costa Rica

December 2011

The hangar used by Servicios Aeroindustriales will relocate from its current position to make room for the terminal expansion at Juan Santamaria International Airport.

After 15 years of discussions, the government of Costa Rica and Self-Management Cooperative Aeroindustriales Services (Coopesa) have reached a final agreement for the relocation of the hangar where aircraft maintenance services are provided, which until now has sat on the north side of the passenger terminal at the international Airport, preventing the necessary expansion of the Juan Santamaría.