The new hangar for Coopesa R.L. is expected to be ready next year. This is a $39 million project that will allow the aircraft maintenance firm vacate land needed for expansion at Juan SantamarÌa airport.
The property on which the new hangar will stand is outside the current airport limits. Once finished, the airport fencing will be extended to include the new facility.
Coopesa is what is known in the business as an MRO, maintenance, repair, and overhaul. The 50-year old firm is in six other countries.
The construction is in the hands of FCC Construcciones S.A. The finished hanger will be able to accommodate six aircraft at once.
Most of the work up until now has been preparing the site. In addition, there are access roads that are being built.