The LBA, the German Federal Aviation Office, has approved Aero-Dienst’s new maintenance station in Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany, to provide base and line maintenance services as part of its EASA Part 145 approval.
Aero-Dienst has been present at Oberpfaffenhofen with its own business and ambulance aircraft since the 1960s. Steadily cultivated contacts with aircraft owners and operators grew into a comprehensive local network, which in turn resulted in Aero-Dienst’s long-standing presence and solid business relationship with the airport.
The airport’s expansion provided a convenient opportunity for Aero-Dienst to grow alongside it and strengthen its technological base in Oberpfaffenhofen. The special-purpose airport is located 20km (12.5 miles) west of Munich. The airport is also unique in Germany as a development and research airport and the core element of the Oberpfaffenhofen Air Tech Campus.
In its new 7,400ft² (687.5m²) hangar, Aero-Dienst supplies not only standard line services, but all MRO services for airframes, engines and avionic components, as well as interior work, modifications, upgrades and 24/7 AOG support.
“This move takes us and our aircraft maintenance considerably closer to our existing customers in the Munich metropolitan area,” said Viktor Peters, Aero-Dienst’s managing director. “Just as at our other locations, the backbone of the new setup is our excellent technical team. Over the course of a year, we took the time to get prepared, and we are now in a position to provide our customers with top-of-the-line, comprehensive Aero-Dienst service at the Oberpfaffenhofen location.”
Aero-Dienst exclusively employs licensed personnel there with decades of experience and expertise in the maintenance of business jets. Robert Blob, station manager in Oberpfaffenhofen, is proud of his team: “It goes without saying that our seven technicians have top-class qualifications (Certifying Staff EASA Part 66), and together they make up a well-established team who complement each other and whose cooperation spans many years.”
“Our lean organisation means rapid decision-making processes and allows us to respond quickly, including in AOG cases,” continued Blob. “Our customers especially appreciate the direct contact with our aircraft experts, because direct communication and proximity make many aspects easier and pleasanter for both sides.”
In addition to its main base in Nuremberg, Germany, Aero-Dienst has operated two stations in Austria – at the airports in Vienna and Klagenfurt – for many years. Its component shop in Landsberg am Lech, Germany, allows Aero-Dienst to provide fast and local repairs for maintenance operators in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.