Sabena Aerospace and Brussels South Charleroi Airport become privileged partners

This new Belgian partnership aims at mutually strengthening both companies, increasing the attractiveness of the site and further consolidating the Walloon knowhow in aeronautics.

On July 11, Stéphane Burton, CEO of Sabena Aerospace, and Jean-Jacques Cloquet, CEO of Brussels South Charleroi Airport, have presented their partnership as well as their ambitions for the future. Sabena Aerospace recently opened a brand-new maintenance station at Brussels South Charleroi Airport in order to reinforce the services offered to the airlines present on this airport site. Sabena Aerospace has invested one million euros in this project. The new station currently has fourteen technicians who take care of the maintenance of long-haul carriers. In the next months, the team will be expanded in order to propose maintenance services for all types of aircraft. On the long term, both parties intend to take full advantage of their joined forces and to develop new activities. Sabena Aerospace also has recently established the subsidiary Sabena Aerospace Technologies at Gosselies, that aims to take part in multiple initiatives related to Research & Development. In the next 5 years, Sabena Aerospace plans to expand its teams based at Brussels South Charleroi Airport and to hire an additional 50 to 70 staff members.

You can read more details about Sabena Aerospace expansion plans here.