Textron Aviation is expanding its line station facility at Stuttgart Airport, Germany, into a satellite service centre.
The company said doubling the hangar space at the airport, with the expert engineer team also set to double in size, would deliver shorter downtimes and increased flexibility for customers.
This added footprint and expertise at Stuttgart satellite station will add service capabilities for the Beechcraft King Air series this Autumn. More than 1,800 jet and turboprop Textron Aviation aircraft operate in the European region.
“We have strategically enhanced our footprint and capabilities in Europe due to the growing demand for services to ensure access to factory-direct service and support to customers,” said Phil Jones, vice president, European service centres. “This new service centre model allows us to provide additional factory-direct support and deliver expert care to our aircraft owners and operators, regardless of where they are in the world.”
As a satellite service centre, the Stuttgart facility can provide the same scope of work as factory-direct service centres but in a smaller capacity. In addition to Stuttgart, Textron Aviation continues to operate two additional line stations in Cannes, France; and Geneva, Switzerland. It also has five company-owned service centres, located in Düsseldorf, Germany; Paris Le Bourget, France; Prague, Czech Republic; Valencia, Spain; and Zürich and Geneva in Switzerland.
Textron Aviation has a team of more than 450 employees in Europe, providing customers local access to factory-direct expertise, as well as a parts distribution centre in Düsseldorf with more than 40,000 parts available in the region to serve the European Cessna, Beechcraft and Hawker fleet.