SEA Prime, which manages the FBO at Milano Linate Prime airport in Italy and has another set to open at Milano Malpensa later this year, is in talks with a number of business aircraft manufacturers to establish new factory-owned line maintenance services. These will be available at the Milano Linate Prime site, where SEA Prime currently has 10 hangars.
One of the hangars is already dedicated to maintenance, occupied by three licensed independent companies, providing support for Dassault Falcons and Cessna Citations. Leonardo helicopters are also catered to.
SEA Prime had a productive 2016, opening the BMW Business Center, in partnership with the car brand, and a bar and restaurant, Great Gusto, in cooperation with catering group Gate Gourmet Italy. Its 10th hangar, measuring more than 3,600m² , will be completed in March.
Chiara Dorigotti, general manager, SEA Prime, said, “As part of our plan to relaunch and expand the FBO in Milano Linate Prime, we have always believed that, in the development of exclusive services that meet the needs of passengers and clients, it was very strategic to also offer maintenance services. This is why we are pursuing a very constructive dialogue with leading manufacturers of aircraft and helicopters, integrating and improving the existing offer.
“In Milano Linate Prime, we closed 2016 with about 21,000 movements and a meaningful increase in the aircraft size – significant numbers, which could rise further with the construction of the new hangars we are planning, as well as with the extension of our activities with a new FBO in Milano Malpensa.”