Ribbon cutting for the new state-of-the-art infrastructure dedicated to aircraft maintenance at Milan Linate Prime. Armando Brunini: “Milestone for the Sea Group in a growing business context and with high-level environmental performance characteristics”. Chiara Dorigotti: “Sea Prime’s investment follows the double-digit growth of business aviation traffic in 2022 which continues in the first quarter of 2023”
Designed by One Works, the new state-of-the-art hangar by Sea Prime – the Sea Group company which is one of the leading business aviation operators in Italy and Europe with the Milano Prime brand, and Sirio – the Italian aircraft management and maintenance organisation, was this week inaugurated at Milan Linate Prime Airport. It has been called Hangar X and represents an important infrastructural growth milestone for Sea Prime and Sirio, an aircraft maintenance and management company, which provides maintenance services in Europe for the fleet of the subsidiary Flexjet.
Boasting a surface area of 4,700 sqm, Hangar X will allow Sirio to expand its capacity by offering the entire maintenance process in a single state-of-the-art infrastructure designed and built for base and line maintenance with underfloor heating, an overhead crane and is characterized by a design that provides natural light from all four sides of the surface. Furthermore, it can accommodate the next generation of aircraft dedicated to business aviation.
Designed by One Works Spa., Hangar X was built in twelve months by the company Di Vincenzo Dino & C. Spa, under the supervision of the Infrastructure Design and Development team of the Sea Group. Based on the building sustainability standards Globally recognized Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method, the project earned an “Excellent” design rating and a score of 84.7% for sustainability features, including a wastewater recovery and recycling system and solar energy panels on the roof.
“We are inaugurating an innovative space that will allow us to intercept new market segments in aeronautical maintenance, a further demonstration that this sector knows how to look to the future and anticipate the needs of operators – commented Pierluigi Di Palma, president of Enac. Furthermore, the economic and development repercussions are not of secondary importance: the hangar allows the business aviation activity of Milano Linate Prime to acquire greater value and to generate employment and increase the turnover for the entire territory, increasing the competitive growth of the sector worldwide”.
During the ribbon-cutting ceremony Armando Brunini, CEO of Sea, underlined how “this new infrastructure at Milan Linate Prime represents an important milestone for the Sea Group in a growing business context with high environmental performance characteristics level , in line with our sustainability goals and responds to the growing demand for premium hangar space in Milan Prime. We are proud of this new result which marks the step for further expansion”, added Chiara Dorigotti, CEO of Sea Prime.
Tom Engelhard, chief executive officer of Sirio, added: “Thirty years after the launch of our maintenance division, we are proud and happy to present this innovative infrastructure at Milan Linate which will allow our team of specialists to provide an offer of market-leading maintenance to more aircraft, exceptionally efficiently.“
As part of a vital recovery programme for the port and airport, work has now begun on the 20 million euro expansion and modernization of the “Cristoforo Colombo” terminal at Genova Airport.
One Works was recently appointed for the design of a new state-of-the-art multimodal interchange in Catania.