United Airlines Unveils New Hangar at Newark Liberty
United Airlines unveiled a new widebody aircraft hangar at Newark Liberty International Airport on Thursday.
The carrier invested $35 million to build the 90,000-square-foot (8,361-square-meter) hangar, which will be used to house and perform maintenance on widebody aircraft that United plans to put into operation in 2018. The hangar, which is designed to accommodate Boeing 787 and Airbus A350-XWB aircraft, is expected to increase the airline’s maintenance capacity by 33%.
The new hangar at Newark Liberty follows the airline’s construction of a 125,000-square-foot (11,613 square-meter) hangar at Washington Dulles International Airport in 2013.
United Airlines is the largest airline in the New York area, and currently offers nearly 400 flights a day from Newark Liberty airport to over 150 locations worldwide.
CORRECTION – March 7, 2014
The original version of this story stated that the hangar was designed to accommodate Airbus A380 aircraft. It is designed to accommodate Airbus A350-XWB aircraft.
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