Europe’s biggest aircraft maintenance firm is to expand its operations in Malta, creating up to 100 new jobs.
Lufthansa Technik plans to invest €25 million in additional facilities at Hal Farrug in Luqa.
Malta’s economy minister Chris Cardona took to social media to reveal the good news.
He tweeted: ‘Proud to announce that Lufthansa Technik will expand their operations in Malta with an investment of €25 million.
‘This investment will further consolidate the future of aviation services in Malta and create high-quality jobs.’
Lufthansa Technik currently employs more than 600 workers in Malta.
Proud to announce that Lufthansa Technik will expand their operations in #Malta with an investment of €25 million. This investment will further consolidate the future of aviation & create high-quality jobs. @maltaenterprise @KurtFarrugia #MaltaIndustrialParks
— Chris Cardona (@ChrisCardonaMP) October 23, 2019
The company is able to carry out maintenance a number of aircraft in Luqa, including the Airbus A320, A330, A340 and the latest A350-1000.
It is working with the Malta Industrial Parks and Malta Enterprise on the building of a new hangar near their existing facilities, which is expected to be completed next year.
The new hangar will allow engineers to work on four wide-bodied aircraft simultaneously.