National Contest “Building of the Year” is the most prestigious event in the field of investment activities, construction and architecture and distinguishes the best achievements for the year. The most significant realizations in Bulgaria apply and go through an assessment by a prominent jury of respected representatives of the professional communities.

Bulgarian Airways Group via subsidiary Bulgarian Air Maintenance wins the prestigious award “Building of the year 2018” for Hangar 1 as being the largest facility on the territory of Eastern Europe for aircraft service and repair.  Hangar 1 embodies the innovations in the aerospace industry realized in its design, structure,  performance and technical equipment. With the construction of the hangar the possibility of a linear and base service of the largest aircraft in the passenger aviation - Airbus 380 was created for the first time outside the main base of Lufthansa in Germany. The building completes the Lufthansa Technik Sofia complex and turns it into a key center in Europe for line and base aircraft service - including Wide body type airplanes of the Airbus A330/340 and A380 family.

It's construction changed also the Sofia Airport appearance, adding its vision to a modern aviation center.