In a historic moment for Somalia’s aviation sector, the country’s aviation authorities have officially unveiled The Blue Hangar, a new Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul (MRO) facility at Mogadishu’s Aden Adde International Airport.
This marks the first MRO facility in Somalia in over 33 years and is set to transform the landscape of aircraft maintenance and safety in the region.
Aden Adde International Airport, a bustling hub with over 130 daily flights, faced a significant challenge as it lacked on-site repair capabilities. This resulted in the need to send aircraft to neighboring countries like Kenya and Uganda for maintenance. The inauguration of The Blue Hangar signifies a pivotal shift, introducing modern facilities that provide local solutions for aircraft maintenance and contribute to enhancing safety measures.
The establishment of this MRO facility is a strategic move to address the longstanding gap in Somalia’s air transport sector. The Blue Hangar is expected to not only streamline maintenance processes but also foster safety standards, ultimately contributing to the growth and development of the aviation industry in the country.
The opening of The Blue Hangar represents a positive step forward for Somalia, showcasing its commitment to modernizing its aviation sector and reducing dependence on external sources for aircraft maintenance. As the first MRO facility in over three decades, it symbolizes a new era of self-sufficiency and progress in Somalia’s aviation landscape.