Wizz Air’s single long-haul aircraft, the Airbus A330-200F it operates for the Hungarian government, has become the first large widebody for service at maintenance firm Aeroplex’s new facility.
Budapest-based Aeroplex received the widebody hangar in March this year.
The company says the A330 freighter, which ICAO classifies as a Code E aircraft, arrived on 29 August to undergo C-check work at the 8,200m² facility.
Aeroplex says the hangar expands its capacity and capabilities and describes the A330 agreement as a “milestone” for the company.
The twinjet (HA-LHU) is one of just 38 A330-200Fs in service and the Rolls-Royce Trent 700-powered aircraft was originally delivered to Qatar Airways in 2014.
“Handover of the new widebody hangar and the training of our specialists for a larger aircraft type than ever before took a long journey, which is the result of several years of persistent work,” says Aeroplex managing director Arpad Demeny.
“It is a historic moment and a serious step forward not only for Aeroplex, but also for the Hungarian aviation industry.”
Aeroplex already services Boeing 767s, as well as 757s, 737s and Airbus A320-family jets.