Munich Executive Sees Boost In Use

 - August 25, 2011, 6:10 AM

Business aircraft traffic at the recently rebranded Munich Executive Airport has been growing. According to Rheinland Air Service (RAS), which operates an FBO at the former Oberpfaffenhofen airfield, average monthly traffic levels have grown from 28 to 54 aircraft over the past 12 months.

The airport is located approximately 16 miles southwest of downtown Munich, compared with the 22-mile distance to the main Munich International Airport on the northeast side of the Bavarian capital.

Offering a 7,500-foot runway equipped with full ILS, the airport is open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. on weekdays and from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. on weekends, with some possibility for extensions on request. No landing or takeoff slots are required, unlike at Munich International.

Since moving on site in September 2009, RAS has invested approximately $715,000 to modernize facilities, which now include a briefing room for flight crew, as well as recreation and relaxation rooms and a sundeck. The FBO is self-sufficient for services such as de-icing and ground power, and can also provide aircraft valeting. A pair of 65,000-sq-ft hangars are available for short- to medium-term aircraft parking.

RAS, headquartered at Dusseldorf-Moenchengladbach Airport, also serves as a dealer for both the HondaJet and Daher-Socata’s TBM850 turboprop single. Its core business is maintenance, repair and overhaul for regional airliners and business aircraft.