Swiss based Altenrhein Aviation Ltd. (Pilatus Aircraft Ltd.) has opened an EASA Part-145 Line Maintenance Station Kiev/Ukraine at Boryspil International Airport to support its customers Gulfstream G150 and G200 aircraft. The line maintenance support will also cover the airport of Zhulyany, and will include full 24/7 AOG service in Ukraine and adjacent countries. Altenrhein Aviation Ltd. is operating this facility with its local Ukrainian partner Aero-Charter Airlines.
Altenrhein Aviation Ltd. has a total staff of five experienced B1/B2 licensed technicians on site, to provide for scheduled and unscheduled maintenance up to A-Checks. Besides EASA-countries registered aircraft, the Line Station will also offer maintenance support on Ukrainian aircraft, authorization from the Ukrainian CAA is expected before the end of July.
Altenrhein Aviation Ltd. is already a Gulfstream Authorized Warranty Repair Facility, and is the major MRO facility for Gulfstream’s mid-size cabin G100/G150/G200 aircraft in Europe. The Kiev Line Station is also authorized by Gulfstream as “Warranty Line Service Satellite Location”. Today, there are 5 Gulfstream G150/G200 aircraft located in Kiev, and Altenrhein Aviation Ltd. is expecting this fleet to grow to 7 already by the end of this year. Friedrich Gothsche, CEO of Altenrhein Avaition Ltd.:” With this Line Station we will provide faster and more flexible service for our customers on-site, saving them money they had to spend for ferry flights and repair team travel. It is part of our strategy, to be available where and when our customers need us.”