Riga Airport business aviation center operator FBO Riga and Jet Flight Service, an international MRO provider, have launched an Embraer authorized service center at the FBO.
The first Embraer Legacy 650 aircraft has already finished C-check servicing at the new facility. A C-check is performed approximately every 20–24 months or for a specific number of actual flight hours (FH). This maintenance check requires a large majority of the aircraft’s components to be inspected.
The aircraft was undergoing a 96-month inspection, together with the installation of ADS-B Out, FANS-1A systems and the replacement of fuselage nose section skins. The second Embraer Legacy 650 is now undergoing C-check servicing.
The Jet Flight Service maintenance facility in Riga is certified for line and base maintenance activities of the EMB-135BJ family (Legacy 600/650) as well as line maintenance of the EMB-450/550 (Legacy 450/500) and Gulfstream G450. Its capacity enables C-checks of two Legacy 600/650s to be performed simultaneously.
The partners also plan to enhance the capabilities for component maintenance and repair in Riga in order to reduce ground time spent for maintenance.
Frantisek Budin, Jet Flight Service’s base maintenance manager in Riga, said, “Embraer business jets are popular among operators and owners in Europe and the CIS [Commonwealth of Independent States]. However, we see a lack of MRO centers that provide quality maintenance and repair services for these aircraft. We decided to offer a worthy alternative in partnership with FBO Riga.
“Along with extensive knowledge and experience we now offer favorably priced, fast and flexible MRO solutions in Riga.”
Roman Starkov, co-owner of FBO Riga, added, “FBO infrastructure and the level of MRO services are very important for business jet operators. Together with Jet Flight Service professionals we have applied many years of experience and knowledge to create the Embraer authorized service center on the basis of our infrastructure and gather a team of highly skilled mechanics, engineers and managers.
“Riga’s favorable geographic location, quality of our service and timely delivery of spare parts and components will be attractive for customers from both the West and the East.”