Swiss FBO and maintenance company Air Service Basel have gained approvals from the authorities in the Republic of Chad to complete maintenance on Chad-registered aircraft.
The approvals mean that Air Service Basel can complete all line and base maintenance for aircraft registered in Chad and adds to the growing list of countries that the company now have approvals for.
“With the business and corporate aviation market in Northern Africa continuously expanding, we are pleased to serve Chadian aircraft owners with our excellent and very flexible services at highest quality standards. This authorisation will in particular enable us to provide highly responsive AOG and line maintenance support to our Chadian clients anywhere in Europe or Northern Africa,” says Claudio Lasagni, CEO of Air Service Basel.
Based at Basel-Mulhouse airport on the Swiss French boarder, Air Service Basel operate a full service FBO at the airport and already has EASA, FAA and Bermuda BDCA maintenance approvals.
The Republic of Chad, a former French colony in middle Africa, operates a small fleet of private jets. As well as a Government operated MD-87 and BBJ1, the rest of the fleet only features a 1979 built Gulfstream II, and a 2008 build Hawker 900XP that joined the fleet in December 2013.