Teruel Airport Airliner Storage & Maintenance Facility


Teruel Airport in Spain

Modern facilities at the Teruel Airport in SpainModern facilities at the Teruel Airport in Spain

Platforma Aeroportuaria-Teruel (PLATA) is built on the old Caudé aerodrome, which was used during the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939). This site was used historically for military aeronautical activities because of its exceptional climate conditions, location and low density of air traffic.

Spain's Teruel Airport is located in the southern part of the Region of Aragón, close to the town of Teruel, with its 35,000 residents. It is an ideal location, less than 2 hours away by air from the major European cities and 2.5 hours away by road and rail from Spain’s main economic centres.

The City of Teruel is a UNESCO World Heritage site, known for is architecture. Near Toulouse, Teruel is located between the largest cities in Spain: Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Zaragoza and Bilbao.

Platforma Aeroportuaria-Teruel (PLATA) in Spain
Platforma Aeroportuaria-Teruel (PLATA) in Spain

 

The airport features an excellent climate, dry and sunny with 242 days of sunshine each year. The dry climate makes it suitable for long-term storage of aircraft. It features a dramatic backdrop of mountains in the distance.

Runway 18/36 is 9,268 meters in length

It functions as an industrial-aeronautical facility, and with 300 hectares for airport developent, it is the largest MRO platform in Europe, along with space for longer parking of at least 250 airliners.

It was constructed as a storage and recycling facility for airliners. It also supports maintenance and servicing operations. Airliners in storage have included aircraft manufactured by Boeing, Airbus, Bombardier and other companies.

PLATA is owned by a Consortium formed by the Government of Aragon and the Teruel City Council. It is designed to be an open platform in a strategic location where aeronautical companies around the world could base their operations in a very competitive conditions.

The airport is home to a number of companies, including Habcock Aviation, PLD Space, BP Oil Spain, Pulsar Space, TARMAC Aerospace, and others..

For more information, visit the website of the Teruel Airport at www.AeropuertodeTeruel.com or phone +34 978617742

 

Entrance area at the Teruel Airport in Spain
Entrance area at the Teruel Airport in Spain

 

TARMAC Aerosave at the Teruel Airport

TARMAC Aerosave is an EASA and FAA Part 145 MRO company involved in aircraft storage, aircraft maintenance, recycling and CFM56 engine recycling in an entirely environmentally friendly manner.

With its headquarters in Tarbes along with aircraft storage facilities in Toulouse and Teruel, TARMAC Aerosave is able to offer the largest aircraft storage capacity in Europe with space for 270 aircraft. The company opened a new facility in 2020 at Paris-Vatry airport.

The company has recycled more than 220 aircraft since 2007 and 75% of the Airbus A340s recycled in the world have been recycled by TARMAC Aerosave.

As of the summer of 2020, the airport had 95 wide-body airliners parked, including eight Airbuis A380s In April of 2020 Lufthansa shipped it first A380, registration D-AIMG, to Teruel.

In June of 2020, TARMAC Aerosave opened its fourth site at Paris-Vatry airport, in the Grand Est region of France. This site, in addition to the historic site of Tarbes and to the Teruel (Sapin) and Toulouse-Francazal sites, brings the overall capacity of the aircraft storage group to 270 aircraft. The Paris-Vatry site can accommodate all types of aircraft, for associated storage and maintenance service only.

The Paris-Vatry facility, a former NATO base, is known for its large reception capacity, a runway of nearly 4,000 m, 24-hour opening time and freight activities. It provides TARMAC Aerosave with parking areas of more than 60,000 m².

For more information, contact www.TarmacAerosave.aero or phone +34 978 07 07 07

Aerial view of the airplane storage area at the Teruel Airport in Spain
Aerial view of airplane storage area at the Teruel Airport in Spain
View of airliners in storage at the TARMAC Aerosave facility at the Teruel Airport in Spain (photo courtesy of TARMAC Aerosave)
View of airliners in storage at the Tarmac Aerosave facility at the Teruel Airport in Spain
Airliners in storage at the TARMAC Aerosave facility at the Teruel Airport (photo courtesy of TARMAC Aerosave)
Airliners in storage at the TARMAC Aerosave facility at the Teruel Airpor
The TARMAC Aerosave facility at the Teruel Airport (photo courtesy of TARMAC Aerosave)
The TARMAC Aerosave facility at the Teruel Airport
Overhead view of dozens of airliners parked at the TARMAC Aerosave facility at the Teruel Airport (photo courtesy of TARMAC Aerosave)
Overhead view of dozens of airliners parked at the TARMAC Aerosave facility at the Teruel Airport
Panoramic view of airliners in storage at the Teruel Airport in Spain
Panoramic view of airliners in storage at the Teruel Airport in Spain

 

 

Boeing 747s in storage at the TARMAC Aerosave facility at the Teruel Airport (photo courtesy of PLATA)
Boeing 747s in storage at the TARMAC Aerosave facility at the Teruel Airport
Storage and maintenance facilities at TARMAC Aerosave at the Teruel Airport in Spain (photo courtesy of PLATA)
Storage and maintenance facilities at TARMAC Aerosave at the Teruel Airport in Spain

 

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