Posted on: 20 October 2016 by Mark Howells
Ryanair has opened its first Italian maintenance hangar and technological centre of excellence at Milan Bergamo Airport.
The hangar will undertake line maintenance on Ryanair’s fleet of Boeing 737-800s, helping to create 50 high-tech positions for licensed engineers, mechanics and support staff, while the centre of excellence will create a further 30 jobs, as Ryanair invests over €32.5 million at the airport.
Ryanair recently announced its Milan Bergamo summer 2017 schedule, including five new routes to Bordeaux, Edinburgh, Luxembourg, Oradea and Vigo, making 76 routes in total.
“As Italy’s biggest airline, we are delighted to open our first Italian maintenance hangar facility at Milan Bergamo,” declared Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary. “This investment would not have been possible without the support of the airport authorities and the local region. We are also pleased to officially open our new Technological Centre of Excellence at Milan Bergamo, which houses a full scale training aircraft, a full motion simulator and extensive engineering storage. These two very significant infrastructural investments, totalling over €32.5 million, have created 80 jobs, underlining Ryanair’s ongoing commitment to Italy and Milan Bergamo.”
Pictured opening Ryanair’s new aircraft maintenance hangar at Milan Bergamo are (l-r): Miro Radici (general director of SACBO), Michael O’Leary (Ryanair chief executive), Claudia Terzi (councillor for the Environment, Energy and Sustainable Development) and Giorgio Gori (Mayor of Bergamo).