FBO Riga opens
FBO Riga Business Aviation Centre opened this week.
The new FBO at Riga International Airport provides a full range of ground handling services for business aircraft, passengers and crews. In the near future, the company is planning to expand the service portfolio adding MRO services for business jets. The total investment in the project amounted to €12.5 million.
“Latvia has a huge potential for the development of business aviation due to the country’s geographical location.”
Leonid Gorodnitski, co-owner of FBO RIGA said: “Latvia has a huge potential for the development of business aviation due to the country’s geographical location. For example, one can easily reach Stockholm, Berlin, Moscow and other European and CIS business centers just within one hour and a half of flight from Riga. High quality service is provided here at competitive rates. Thus, we can offer more favourable terms of business aircraft handling than other European countries.”
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The FBO already has an agreement to base a Gulfstream G650 of Emperor Aviation.
Roman Starkov added: “Today we are in negotiations with business aviation operators about aircraft basing and handling at Riga. We are looking forward to reach an agreement by the end of the year.”
The hangar is designed for storage and maintenance, it can accommodate up to five Boeing Business Jets, nine Gulfstream G550s or 20 Learjet-60s.
FBO RIGA is a part of the holding company Flight Consulting Group.