Constant Aviation has added three new locations to its nationwide AOG (Aircraft on Ground) mobile response network.The new teams will deploy from Van Nuys, California; Bedford, Massachusetts and Sugarland, Texas, and bring Constant’s US AOG team bases to 27, a 28% growth in locations since 2020.
Constant Aviation’s AOG service has been expanding rapidly this year, said the firm, because of growing demand stemming from increased private aviation activity. During 2021, technicians have been called to more than 300 airports.
Paul Witt, Constant Aviation, vice president, AOG Operations, said: “One of the most attractive features of private jets is that they can fly out of 5,000 airports versus the 500 that serve commercial aircraft, enabling travellers to fly closer to their final destinations. However, many of these smaller airports lack much in the way of maintenance capabilities.”
Constant’s AOG mobile teams now support 86 aircraft models, and each AOG vehicle is fully equipped so aircraft can be serviced on location.
“The growth in flights is a great sign for the recovery not only of private aviation but also of the larger American economy it serves,” said Witt. “By increasing the number of AOG centers around the country as well as the number of mobile teams and highly trained technicians, we have the surge capacity to meet this growth no matter where it occurs.”
As well as its network of mobile technicians, Constant has full-service aircraft maintenance facilities at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (KCLE) and Orlando Sanford International Airport (KSFB).