Prague, Czech Republic-based ABS Jets (Stand 775) has announced the creation of a joint venture with Vienna, Austria-based Avcon Jet to open an Embraer line maintenance station at Kiev Borispol airport in Ukraine. The agreement also covers warranty work. Both companies are Embraer sales representatives, and both operate Legacy 600s–five and four, respectively. The station will service the partners’ fleets and be open to third-party operators.
Avcon Jet operates 30 aircraft “all over Europe, specifically in Ukraine and Russia.” It is the appointed Embraer sales rep for southeast Europe. Avcon Jet CEO Alexander Vagacs claims the company is the largest business jet operator in Ukraine. He told AIN that the maintenance station is to start with the Legacy 600 and then expand to other Embraer models.
ABS Jets is an EASA Part 145-approved maintenance organization and an Embraer-authorized service center. It has operational bases in Prague and Bratislava and is planning to open subsidiaries in Kiev and Sofia, Bulgaria.
ABS Jets employs 180 people and operates a fleet of seven aircraft.