In a landmark event today, the aviation sector has seen yet another positive development with the inauguration of the Aviation Cosmetics Malta Aircraft Hangar located in the Safi Aviation Park, by Prime Minister Joseph Muscat, together with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte.
In his welcoming speech, CEO Tom Jansen, while profusely thanking the Malta Enterprise and the Malta Industrial Park for their ongoing assistance, stated that the specifically built painting hangar is one of the biggest in the world and can easily accommodate the Airbus A380, one of the largest aircrafts in use today. He continued that while switching countries and transferring operations to Malta has been no easy feat, it makes more sense to provide Aviation Cosmetics services locally given the rapid growth of the local aviation sector, further complementing Lufthansa Technik and Sr Technics.
The Dutch Prime Minister, Mark Rutte in a short speech augured the company even more success and the creation of jobs, which to date is predicted to amount to 80.
Prime Minister Dr Muscat said that the rapid and successful growth of the Safi Aviation Park represented everything that was positive about the Maltese economy. He said that the Aviation Cosmetics Malta launch has been six years in the making and has not been without its problems. Dr Muscat also said that the Malta Enterprise has granted €15 million to Aviation Cosmetics Malta which in turn he believed would play its part in contributing to the Maltese economy.
Aviation Cosmetics has been operating in the Netherlands for the past 22 years and is the first ever aircraft painting company to operate in Malta.