Virgin Blue plans to build a widebody-capable aircraft maintenance hangar and engineering base at Sydney Airport. John Borghetti, CEO, says the hangar will able to accommodate up to four narrow-body aircraft, or two narrow-body aircraft and one widebody aircraft. “This new strategic asset will provide us with line and base maintenance capability for widebody and narrow-body aircraft at our largest and busiest airport, supporting our expanding fleet operations,” Borghetti said. “Having a dedicated maintenance base here in Sydney, complementing those we already have in Brisbane and Melbourne, will create significant benefits to our business in terms of optimising scheduling and

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