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Facilities Management Journal July 2014

CASE STUDY MONARCH Taking to the Birmingham Airport has ambition, the most prominent symbol of which is Monarch Aircraft Engineering’s (MAEL) massive aircraft hangar. Built only last year, this behemoth of a building is 110,000 sq ft in area, and can house 10 narrow-body aircraft. Alternatively: four full-size football pitches, 2,400 Minis or 450 double decker buses. The hangar itself is barely a stone’s throw from the airport’s runway, as a petrol station is to a motorway. Ground was broken in January 2013, with the site opening 11 months later. But why here? Birmingham is / < + &D# / 20 JULY 2014 work, Birmingham airport has similarly ambitious aims. The hangar being < Besides, there is a lot more to Birmingham Airport than you might expect. Q > /; /)# : )/%=\ # # Birmingham annually, making it the seventh busiest airport in the UK. By


Facilities Management Journal July 2014
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