A400M maintenance repair overhaul facility – more than just an RAF aircraft hangar! Oxford

24 May, 2017 | 18:00 - 20:00

A400M hangar.  Crown copyright MOD2016.
A400M hangar. Crown copyright MOD2016.

About this event

This technical talk will present the story behind the events leading up to the successful design and construction of a 3-bay hangar and integral support maintenance facilities. These are to support the newly introduced Royal Air Force (RAF) air transport aircraft, the A400M (Atlas) at RAF Brize Norton airbase.

The RAF will take into service 22 Atlas aircraft, which are designed and manufactured by Airbus Military as part of a European joint venture and will gradually, replace the now aging C130 Hercules. The wings are manufactured in UK at Airbus facility, Filton, Bristol and the airframe assembled at Toulouse in France.

This major infrastructure project was delivered by the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) (formerly known as Defence Estates) on behalf of the MOD Defence Equipment and Support's (DE&S) A400M Integrated Project Team (IPT) based at MOD Abbey Wood. DE&S are ultimately responsible for delivering the tactical air transport capability for defence, which includes tactical air transport, airdrop operations, air and ground crew training facilities as well as aircraft serviceability and maintenance. In September 2016, the shell and core of the MRO was handed over to DE&S for a six-month fit out contract to prepare the facility for the maintenance operation accreditation.

The infrastructure element is only a small but vital element to support the delivery of this defence capability. The design and construction project team hope to tell you their story during this technical talk. Watch the YouTube video.

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