New maintenance hangar for NHV in Ostend

Ostend – 23th January 2020 | Anticipating the need to have more capacity to support its civil & military customers, B2B helicopter operator NHV decided to invest in a new MRO (Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul) hangar close to its existing facility and headquarters at Ostend Airport (Belgium).

This 3000 sqm hangar will be able to accommodate, in maintenance or modifications activities, up to six aircraft simultaneously. The structure will provide a state-of-the-art environment, in which nose-to-tail customized maintenance can be performed. Multiple other specialized support functions are incorporated into the hangar design; including a battery shop, sheet metal/ composite shop, a paint facility and a storage area for parts and aircraft.

“The new facility is a welcome investment in our maintenance team and a win for our customers, who will benefit from improved operational performance as a result of quicker maintenance,” says NHV’s Base Manager Bram De Backer. “Moreover, this increase in our MRO activities brings along a number of new engineering jobs for which we are currently recruiting. “

The new hangar, part of the NSAC facilities, is located at the West corner of the Ostend Airport within a short distance to the runway and nearby NHV’s existing facilities in the Kalkaertstraat. The new hangar should be operational by April 2020.

About NHV Group:
NHV Group, headquartered in Ostend Belgium, is specialized in B-to-B helicopter services and has a strong geographic presence in Europe and Western Africa. The group conducts operations out of several bases on 2 continents with a team of over 550 employees. NHV’s main focus is on the energy producing industry. The Group has a leading position in Europe as the only helicopter operator that conducts operations in every oil producing country in the region. The scope of work also includes: Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS), Maritime Services, which include Search and Rescue (SAR), offshore Wind Farms and Harbour Pilot Services. Vertech Offshore and Airlift are two specialized companies within the NHV group who are leaders in their niche of flare tip replacement and power grid construction and maintenance. Aside from the helicopter operations, NHV is an approved training organization (ATO) and an official service center for our partner Airbus Helicopters. NHV also provides maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) solutions. In addition to supporting its own fleet, NHV provides extensive third party maintenance services to a variety of civil and military clients. The group has a multipurpose high value fleet of +60 helicopters. NHV’s majority shareholder is Ardian, the world-leading private investment house with assets of US$96bn managed or advised in Europe, the Americas and Asia.

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