Airbus has awarded MAAS Aviation the contract to design, construct and operate a 6th single aisle paint shop for A320 family aircraft at the Airbus Finkenwerder facility in Hamburg, Germany. The new facility will be located next to MAAS Aviation’s existing paint shop at the Airbus complex.

Construction of the new facility began in Q4 2015 and will enter service scheduled in the fourth quarter of 2016. As in the case of MAAS Aviation’s existing Airbus facility, the new paint shop will be capable of painting all A320 family aircraft equipped with Sharklets and NEO options. MAAS also has options for further expansion at the Airbus German base as the latter’s production rate increases.

“We are delighted to announce that Airbus has awarded us the contract to build and operate the 6th single aisle paint shop in Finkenwerder.” said Darragh Hall, Managing Director of MAAS Aviation ”construction of this ultra-modern facility will commence during this current quarter and will enter into service Q4 2016.”

The custom designed paint shop will incorporate full climate control, vertical airflow, and a bespoke aircraft access docking system and the facility will meet all applicable environmental and health and safety management requirements and will operate to EN9100 and ISO14001 standards.