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Ryanair’s CEO Eddie Wilson, WAMS's President Barbara Kaśnikowska, the former deputy mayor of Wroclaw Sebastian Lorenc and Ryanair’s Chief Operating Officer Neal McMahon cut a layer cake at the opening ceremony of the second aircraft maintenance hangar Tomasz Hołod
Ryanair’s CEO Eddie Wilson, WAMS's President Barbara Kaśnikowska, the former deputy mayor of Wroclaw Sebastian Lorenc and Ryanair’s Chief Operating Officer Neal McMahon cut a layer cake at the opening ceremony of the second aircraft maintenance hangar

25 million euros, 8,300 square meters, 300 jobs – this is the shortest description of Ryanair's new investment in Wroclaw. The airline opened its new maintenance hangar at the airport today, which will double its aircraft servicing capacity.

In the past, Ryanair had one hangar for two aircraft at its only maintenance base in Poland – Wroclaw Aircraft Maintenance Services (WAMS). Now a double hangar has been built and the airline can maintain four aircraft at the same time.

Ryanair employs 550 specialists in Wroclaw

Every aircraft has to be maintained with certain regularity. The frequency of inspections and replacements of individual parts is determined by the manufacturer. This depends on the aircraft model. Three factors are decisive: the age of the aircraft, the number of flight hours and the number of take-offs and landings. Overhauls vary from a few days to 23 days.

‘Our 8,300-square-meter hangar would hold six Olympic swimming pools. Our workforce will increase to 550 employees, with 300 new people working here. We are impressed with the skills of the people working in Poland,’ stresses Neal McMahon, Chief Operating Officer of Ryanair.

Sebastian Lorenc – the former deputy mayor of Wroclaw and the current member of the Wroclaw City Council – is clearly satisfied with Ryanair’s investment:

‘Ryanair means not only aircraft but also the IT industry – a very important sector for our growing city. Investments like this build the power of Wroclaw. I remember the 1980s, when the airport area was almost empty and MiG 21 planes flew over our roofs. And now we have a brilliant airport in which companies like Ryanair invest,’ says Sebastian Lorenc, a member of the Wroclaw City Council.

Ryanair and the development of Wroclaw Airport

According to Przemyslaw Myszakowski, Vice President of Wroclaw Airport, Ryanair's investment is a seed for progress, for our airport to gain more and more prestige in this part of Europe.

‘The airport is entering the expansion zone, we are improving capacity, and Raynair supports the development of the port. We are looking forward to more investments. The development of the region and the airport is due to the work of the citizens of Lower Silesia and Wroclaw, and to the good cooperation with the local government in Wroclaw,’ says Przemysław Myszakowski, Vice-President of Wroclaw Airport.

New hangar, new aircraft – Ryanair invests

Ryanair is a low-cost airline, the largest on the continent and in Poland. Its 42 machines have their base in Poland.

Neal McMahon, Chief Operating Officer of Ryanair: ‘Within 10 years, 400 modern Boeing 737 MAX aircraft will be added to our fleet. These planes will carry 20% more passengers with 20% lower fuel consumption. We plan to carry 10% more passengers in Poland this season – 18.5 million.

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