Monarch Aircraft Engineering Ltd's new hangar in Birmingham

Monarch Aircraft Engineering Ltd (MAEL) to open new Birmingham hangar


Monarch Aircraft Engineering Ltd (MAEL) is today holding the grand opening of a new hangar at Birmingham Airport that has been equipped with a bespoke pallet racking system from SEC Storage.


The new 110,000 sq/ft state of the art facility in Birmingham will complement MAEL's existing heavy maintenance facilities in the UK at London Luton and Manchester Airports and supports the recent and continuing growth of MAEL's high-quality aircraft engineering activities.


As an existing customer to SEC Interiors following "Project Reshape" and completing various commercial fit out projects, MAEL approached SEC Storage to design a bespoke pallet racking system at the new hangar.


The project comprised two installations. The first was for perimeter racking in the hangar for various aircraft parts and service kits. This included bespoke "carpet" decks for the storage of sensitive composite aircraft parts.


The second installation was an articulated truck configuration for the pallet storage of additional aircraft parts including tyre storage and decked levels with drip trays for the storage of liquids. This was in the main stores and included the installation of cupboards for flammable liquids.


One highlight of the installation was bespoke coloured pallet racking beams in MAEL purple.


Commenting on the new MRO (Maintenance Repair and Overhaul) facility at Birmingham Airport, Mick Adams, Managing Director of MAEL, said: "Today is a real milestone in the growth and development of MAEL as we officially open our tremendous new state-of-the-art engineering hangar at Birmingham Airport. The hard work and dedication of the whole team involved in this project has been outstanding and has allowed us to ensure it has opened on time and most importantly, within budget."


SEC Storage Racking system at MAEL


The opening of the hangar has been featured on BBC Breakfast this morning.