Colombian flag carrier Avianca has opened its new MRO hangar at Jose Maria Cordova International Airport in Rionegro.
The airline has invested around $50m into the facility, which it says is a “fundamental step” towards consolidating it as a technical knowledge provider in the commercial MRO sector.
Avianca's 44,300m2 centre has more than 600 technicians and engineers working on A320 family aircraft and ATR72 fleets. It is also awaiting approval for maintenance and engineering services for the 787 and A330 fleets.
The maintenance complex also has a workshop for component repair, along with a platform for aircraft taxiing, offices, spare parts warehouses and three training classrooms with a capacity for 25 students each.