The Malta Independent 9 December 2023, Saturday
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€11.5 million investment on MIA taxiway to accommodate wider bodied airplanes

Friday, 26 May 2023, 08:21 Last update: about 8 months ago

One of the taxiways at Malta International Airport has been widened, at a cost of €1.5 million, to start accommodating 'wider bodied airplanes', Minister for the Economy, European Funds and Lands Silvio Schembri said.

The minister said the windening of what is known as Taxiway Lima will enable SR Technics to receive bigger aircraft for maintenance purposes.

The minister said that before this investment, the MRO facilities could only accommodate what are known as 'narrow' bodied planes, which are fairly smaller.


He added that this investment continues to create more job opportunities.

Present for the presser was also Indis CEO Jean Pierre Attard, who said that the Taxiway stretches along for 800m, adding that this upgrade at SR Techniques started back in 2019.

SR Technics General Manager Arthur Magri, said that this a new vital link between the MRO facilities and customers, and that the company looks forward to start operating from within it.He said that this spot, should serve as a dedicated  ‘taxi area’ for taxi area.

Head of Production at Lufthansa Technik Malta Edwin Micallef said that the airfield infrastructure is an ever-growing industry, and that with it comes the need for more aircraft manoeuvring spaces.


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