Riga, Latvia – January 15, 2019 – FBO RIGA, a business aviation centre at the Riga Airport, and Jet Flight Service, an international MRO provider for business aviation, has been appointed an Embraer authorised service centre.
The first Embraer Legacy 650 aircraft has already finished C-check servicing at the new facility. The aircraft was undergoing a 96-month inspection together with the installation of ADS-B OUT, FANS-1A systems and the replacement of fuselage nose section skins. The second Embraer Legacy 650 is now undergoing C-check servicing.
Jet Flight Service maintenance facility in Riga is certified for line and base maintenance activities of the EMB-135BJ family (Legacy 600/650) as well as line maintenance of the EMB-450/550 (Legacy 450/500) and Gulfstream G450.
Its capacity allows to the facility to perform C-checks of two Legacy 600/650s simultaneously. The partners are also going to enhance the capabilities for component maintenance and repair in Riga in order to reduce ground time spent for maintenance.
“Embraer business jets are popular among operators and owners in Europe and the CIS. However, we see a lack of MRO centres that provide quality maintenance and repair services for these aircraft. We decided to offer a worthy alternative in partnership with FBO RIGA. Along with extensive knowledge and experience we now offer favorably priced, fast and flexible MRO solutions in Riga”, said Frantisek Budin, Jet Flight Service Base Maintenance Manager in Riga.
“FBO infrastructure and the level of MRO services are very important for business jet operators. Together with Jet Flight Service professionals we have applied many years of experience and knowledge to create the Embraer authorised service centre on the basis of our infrastructure and gather a team of highly skilled mechanics, engineers and managers. Riga’s favourable geographic location, quality of our service and timely delivery of spare parts and components will be attractive for customers from both the West and the East”, said Roman Starkov, co-owner of FBO RIGA.
“We are constantly expanding our capabilities and improving the quality of services in order to meet the current needs of the business aviation market. Together with such a strong partner as Jet Flight Service we are glad to offer our customers the highest quality maintenance and repair services at the new facility at FBO RIGA and the ability to plan their aircraft repairs in a very efficient way”, said Leonid Gorodnitski, co-owner of FBO RIGA.