United Airlines opens massive state-of-the-art hanger at Newark Liberty International Airport

A massive new hanger at Newark Liberty International Airport is expected to help United Airlines keep planes running on schedule. (3/6/14)

NEWARK - A massive new hanger at Newark Liberty International Airport is expected to help United Airlines keep planes running on schedule.

The airline says the state-of-the-art building will allow the company to work on the biggest planes in its fleet and do faster repairs.

To cut down on clutter, many of the tools will rise up from under the floor.

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Company executives say the hanger was built by hundreds of local workers, and now that it's open, will pay off even more.

"This is a $35 million investment by United and the economic development officials estimate it's going to drive about $52 million of economic activity in the region," says United Vice President of Airport Operations Don Wright.

United will not hire additional employees immediately, but executives say the facility will allow them to expand over time.

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