14/09/2011 JET AVIATION TO EXPAND MOSCOW OPERATIONS

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Jet Aviation Moscow Vnukovo has received EASA consent to pursue further approvals to expand its operations.

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the Russian Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) have agreed to terms that allow Jet Aviation Moscow Vnukovo and others to seek EASA 145 aircraft approvals.

The business aviation market in Russia is growing rapidly and we need to expand our maintenance capacity and service offerings accordingly, says Ian Ludlow, general director at Jet Aviation Moscow Vnukovo. We’re currently in discussions with a number of OEMs and intend to increase our certifying staff and obtain further approvals to expand our operations and services offered to customers.

As the first global business aviation maintenance company to enter the Russian market, Jet Aviation began operating at Moscow’s Vnukovo airport in November 2007 and has offered line maintenance and AOG support throughout Russia since 2009.

Jet Aviation Moscow Vnukovo provides 12/7 technical maintenance services, including line maintenance, defect rectification and AOG services, at Vnukovo International Airport to Bombardier, Gulfstream, Embraer and Hawker aircraft operators. As part of Jet Aviation’s global MRO network, the company particularly supports AOG requirements throughout the Russian region. Jet Aviation Moscow Vnukovo is a line maintenance, AOG and authorized warranty line service facility for Bombardier aircraft products as well as an authorized line service facility for the full line of Gulfstream jets. Located next to the Vnukovo 3 FBO, the facility currently holds maintenance approvals from EASA #145.0472, Aruba DCA, Cayman CAA and Bermuda DCA.