Redwings, an MRO provider based in Mexico, has opened a new FBO at Querétaro International Airport. This makes it the second general aviation handler to launch a facility at this location, around 100 miles north of Mexico City.
Set across 2 acres, the FBO cost US$2.5m and took 14 months to build. The two-storey terminal has waterfall features inside and out, a fountain by the entrance, plus four VIP lounges, a conference room, a pilot lounge, showers, lockers and a concierge. Customers can also enjoy a taste of Mexico at the FBO’s own bar, serving margaritas and other cocktails.
Adjacent to the main building is a 40,000ft² hangar, able to accommodate aircraft as large as a Legacy 600/650. The maintenance operation, which was recently awarded FAA Part 145 certification, is housed inside.
The MRO claims to specialize in Hawkers, Beechjets and King Airs. Labor rates are said to be nearly half the cost of similar operations in the USA, with Redwings able to offer flat-rate pricing for major maintenance inspections.