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Inauguration of Lufthansa Technik hangars in Malta - 4th April 2009

Lufthansa Technik HangarSaturday 4th April saw a big event in the restructuring of the Maltese Economy. Hit by World Wide Economic Downturn, and the killing of the tourism industry thanks to the adoption of the Euro, Malta rapidly needs to find new jobs: not just second rate textile and call centre jobs, but high tech, high value jobs that suit the Maltese worker's capabilities.

The new Lufthansa Technik's new facility could not be a better example of what is needed in the new economy. Immediately there is the creation of 400 high tech jobs, with training by one of the top names in Aviation. And the number of jobs will grow as training and workload makes this possible, in due course up to 700 new top quality jobs.

This made the hangar opening ceremony a major event for the Maltese people. The Prime Minister Hon Dr Lawrence Gonzi represented the Government of Malta, along with other ministers. The government was a big investor in the project. The Chairman of Lufthansa Technik Hamburg, Mr August W. Henningsen, represented the parent company, along with directors of many other branches of this top ranked international aircraft maintenance company. The Archbishop of Malta stood in for the highest Authority. Louis Giordimaina represented LTM, Lufthansa Technik Malta. In attendance were many of the management and employees of LTM; and numerous Philippino staff from Lufthansa Technik Philippines, here to spread their knowledge; and numerous Germans from LTH Hamburg. Peter Zammit, the project Engineer was there, with representatives from main contractors Polidano, steel erectors from Steel Structures and REIDsteel's Technical Director Rollo Reid.

So how big are the hangars? Each one is 91m clear span inside. The two wide body hangars are each 90m clear length inside. And both of these are 26m clear height: easily qualifying both these hangars as A380 hangars. An A380 hangar has to be 85m by 80m by 24.5m as a minimum. But at present the Luqa runway is only designed for B747s, and we are told there are no plans for A380s - yet. An A330 of Lufthansa was in the hangar at the time of the ceremony, having just completed a D check, the first wide body of many to come.

For more information on this project, see

Lufthansa Technik - Hangar Exterior
Lufthansa Technik - Aerial View of Hangars
Lufthansa Technik - Commercial Entrance

Hangar Exterior

Aerial View of Hangars

Commercial Entrance

Lufthansa Technik - Rear View of Hangars
Lufthansa Technik - The Opening Ceremony
Lufthansa Technik - REIDsteel Archspan steelwork

Rear View of Hangars

The Opening Ceremony

REIDsteel Archspan steelwork

Lufthansa Technik - Steel Aircraft Hangar
Lufthansa Technik - Hangar Interior


Steel Aircraft Hangar

Hangar Interior



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