airBaltic Training has launched the construction of a new aircraft hangar in Liepaja. The new aircraft hangar will provide a place for more than 15 training aircraft and a workshop for the Diamond aircraft technical maintenance. It is planned that the construction will be finalized by the end of 2019.

airBaltic, together with Transport Minister of the Republic of Latvia Tālis Linkaits, partners from International Airport Liepaja, Liepaja’s city council and construction company LTD PICHE, gathered to celebrate the next step of the airBaltic new aircraft hangar construction process at International Airport Liepaja by inserting Time Capsule in the foundation of the hangar.

“Now we will have a fully equipped hangar for our modern training aircraft and their maintenance,” adds Pauls Cālītis, airBaltic SVP Flight Operations. “Last month we also completed an order of additional Diamond Aircraft to support the continued growth of our training capabilities. In addition, since July we are certified by The Latvian Civil Aviation Agency to perform Diamond aircraft maintenance on our own.”

Currently airBaltic Pilot Academy has seven training aircraft – six Diamond DA40 and one Diamond DA42. Another three Diamond Aircraft will be delivered to airBaltic Pilot Academy in 2020. Already this autumn the first students will graduate the program and join airBaltic as pilots.

It is planned that the autumn group of airBaltic Pilot Academy will begin their studies in September, with the winter group in November.