Belgium builds hangar for A400Ms
A new hangar to accommodate Airbus A400M military transport aircraft is being built at Melsbroek Air Base near Brussels, Belgium.
Laying the foundation stone on 24 August, Belgian Minister of Defence Philippe Goffin said the facility will be able to accommodate eight A400Ms: seven operated by the Belgian Air Component and one by the Luxembourg Army Air Force.
‘The 13,621 square metre hangar will be used for the maintenance of the new planes which will replace our C-130s,’ said Goffin.
He added: ‘The cost of building this hangar is EUR49.6 million [$59 million]. The hangar will be operational in mid-2021.’
Melsbroek is home to the BELUX 15th Air Transport Wing.
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