Jet hangar not yet in business


The new business jet hangar at Macau International Airport has been damaged by the recent typhoons, with its opening being further delayed, Macau International Airport Company Ltd. (CAM) told Business Daily.
According to CAM, the passage of Typhoon Hato and Pakhar on August 23 and 27, in addition to disrupting flight operations, damaged facilities at the Macau International Airport including the business jet hangar.
Expected to be operational in the second quar­ter of this year, the new business avi­ation jet hangar has yet to open, with CAM telling Business Daily the space had still to complete the Fire Services Bureau’s required fire inspections.
A new deadline for the hangar opening was not provided by CAM to Business Daily.
Swiss airline company Jet Aviation was granted a 10-year concession to operate the new maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) facilities, which are expected to help alleviate congestion at other airports in the region.
The contract requires the company lease half of the new 8,000 square metre hangar in addition to 1,000 square metres of workshop and office space.