United Opens New Maintenance Facility at Newark Airport

Noria news wires
Tags: maintenance and reliability

United Airlines recently unveiled a new aircraft maintenance hangar at Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark, N.J. United invested $35 million to construct the facility, which will help support the airline's wide-body aircraft, including the Boeing 787 Dreamliner and the Airbus A350-XWB, which United will begin flying in 2018. The hangar also expands the airline's maintenance capability for wide-bodies by 33 percent at Newark Liberty.

"This state-of-the-art hangar underscores United's commitment to the city of Newark, the state of New Jersey and the region," said Ken Burtt, United's senior vice president of technical operations. "The facility will be an asset to our operation, helping us improve the reliability of our aircraft, maintain the highest levels of safety and provide a superior workplace for our employees."

United has more than 13,000 employees in the New York metropolitan area, 700 of whom are dedicated to technical operations and maintenance at Newark Liberty. Construction of the 90,000-square-foot hangar also had a significant economic impact on the region, as more than 600 local workers helped build the facility.

"United Airlines' investment of nearly $35 million in its new 21st century hangar at Newark Liberty International Airport is further evidence of the carrier's longstanding commitment to New Jersey,'' said Deb Gramiccioni, Port Authority deputy executive director. "The Port Authority is especially pleased this wide-body aircraft hangar is designed to serve larger aircraft like the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, one of the newer generation of planes for our passengers."

In November 2013, United also completed construction of a 125,000-square-foot maintenance hangar at Washington Dulles International Airport. Together with this new hangar at Newark, United has significantly increased its maintenance capabilities on the East Coast.

For more information, visit www.united.com.