Panama: More Space for Aircraft Maintenance

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.

Monday, January 23, 2017

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. 

The workshop will accommodate three Boeing 737MAX. Pedro Heilbron, explained the CEO of Copa Airlines, to Prensa.com, saying that  "... the new building measuring 10 thousand 300 square meters will add three extra maintenance lines, giving the company four spaces for maintenance."

Joseph Fidanque III, manager of Tocumen, SA, commented that "... the space where the new hangar will be erected used to be occupied by the National Air Service (Senan), which will be relocated to the Panama Pacifico terminal, the former Howard military base."



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