Hot section: Airplus Named service center for Twin Commander
Friedrichshafen International Airport, in far southern Germany near the Austrian and Swiss borders, is the site of the newest Twin Commander factory-authorized international service center. “We have about 35 Commanders operating in Europe, and Airplus currently services 10 to 12 of them,” Matt Isley, president of Twin Commander Aircraft, told AIN. “We added Airplus because we wanted to beef up our airframe support in Europe.”
According to Isley, Airplus has 30 employees and can inspect and maintain all Twin Commander turboprops from the 690 through the JetProp 1000. The MRO is also an authorized Honeywell service station with approval to work on the TPE331. “It has the expertise to design, install and service avionics, do sheet metal fabrication, perform engineering modifications and manage continuing airworthiness programs,” he said.