Bahrain Airport Company (Bac) has signed an agreement with local Mena Aerospace to build and operate a hangar complex at Bahrain International airport.

Mena Aerospace will invest in the development of the hangar, which will be used for both private and general aviation. The hangar will be located at the north-west end of the airport. The first phase involves building a 26,262 square metre facility, consisting of the hangar, private taxiway and apron in addition to office and workshop areas.

Mena Aerospace will offer comprehensive maintenance, avionics, installation, modification, aircraft parking and storage.

Separately, Bac is currently working on a $4.7bn expansion of the airport. Phase one will include the expansion of the existing passenger terminal and the expansion of the passenger concourse. It will also include a multi-floor car park and the airport city, which is being built south of the existing terminal.

The expansion also involves building two new passenger terminal, which will boost capacity to 27 million passengers a year from the current 4 million.

France’s Aeroports de Paris Ingenierie (Adpi) won the contract to prepare the masterplan for the 30-year expansion of the airport in April 2010 (MEED 15:4:10).