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BA'S A380 hangar.



Heathrow-based British Airways Engineering British Airways Engineering is the aircraft maintenance subsidiary of British Airways plc which provides support services to British Airways and other airlines.

It is responsible for the entire BA main-line fleet maintenance, cabin interior conversions and general ramp
 has successfully completed trials of its newly-converted A380 complex at London's Heathrow Airport

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The refurbishment of the four-hangar facility means that the airline can now accommodate the aircraft indoors and more than 138 tonnes of steelwork steel¬∑work ¬†
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1. Something made of steel.

2. steelworks (used with a sing. verb) A plant where steel is made; a foundry.



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 were added to the facility's roof in order to fit in the aircraft's 78.7ft (24m)-high tail fin. Ten wide-bodied aircraft can also fit into a new docking solution and a second bay is due in April

British Airways British Airways
 in full British Airways PLC

International passenger airline based in London. In 1936 British Airways Ltd. was founded through the merger of three smaller airlines.
 will now be able to maintain its A380 fleet, due to begin arriving next year, as well as A380s for other carriers. Garry Copeland, British Airways' Director of Engineering, stated: "The trial was a great success and a huge step in preparing our engineering base for the future. Our engineers can't wait for the A380 to join our fleet, and now they have a state-of-the-art facility in which to maintain it"
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Title Annotation:PRODUCTS & SERVICES
Publication:Airports International
Date:Apr 1, 2012
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