Netherlands-based Zeusch Aviation has been named a Continuing Airworthiness Management Organisation by EASA.
The company, which is based at Lelystad Airport, said the Continuing Airworthiness Management Organisation (CAMO) is a major step towards the company’s goal of earning its Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC). Zeusch operates a King Air fleet which is used for broadcast relay services, aerial surveillance, medevac, transplant flights and aerial mapping.
The first Zeusch aircraft to be managed under the CAMO is a King Air C90A, with preparations to add its Beechcraft B200 Super King Air in full swing. The remaining aircraft in the fleet, a second King Air C90A and a second Super King Air B200 will be migrated over within the next year.
As a CAMO, Zeusch Aviation now has responsibility for managing every element relating to the airworthiness of the aircraft, including handling maintenance schedules, and ensuring all required certificates are valid at all times of operation. To maintain safety standards and assure proper oversight, all maintenance is carried out by an external contracted maintenance company.
Managing director of Zeusch, Herman van Kranenburg said, “By taking airworthiness management in-house and establishing our own CAMO certificate, we are no longer dependent on a third-party CAMO service for which we are not the sole customer. Now we can determine when and where the maintenance of the King Air C90A will be performed.
“Our customers will benefit by having greater access to our aircraft as we plan and manage our own maintenance schedules. As a CAMO we can also be assured of increased fleet availability and reliability.”
Zeusch recently reached a milestone by recording its first aircraft registration on The Netherlands registry. The Beechcraft B200 Super King Air – new registration PH-ZAZ – was outfitted to perform aerial mapping capabilities. All of these efforts support the company’s objective of earning its Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC).
“We have the AOC in our sights and are focused on developing the necessary personnel, assets and safety management systems to reach this goal. Bringing Danny on board adds real value to the business, and these latest developments highlight that we’re working diligently towards our goal,” said van Kranenburg.