EBACE 2011: Aero-Dienst Expands Hangar Space

 - May 16, 2011, 2:50 AM

German business aircraft maintenance group Aero-Dienst (Stand 1643) is increasing capacity at its Nuremberg headquarters in response to full order books.

The company is adding staff and plans to take over a former airline hangar at the airport this summer, increasing capacity by 40 percent to 86,111 sq ft.

“This expansion marks a further milestone in Aero-Dienst’s development and growth,” said managing director Martin Bauer. “The additional space means we will be able to provide our customers with even better service in the future, enable us to structure our work more efficiently and provide a better working environment for our employees.”

Aero-Dienst said it plans to increase its workforce by around 50 people to meet increased demand for maintenance and design engineering services. The company is seeking inspectors, mechanics and avionics specialists. Some of the positions will be filled from the company’s own ranks, through its mechanic training program. A spokesman said this year and coming years will see “particularly strong classes” reaching the end of their apprenticeships.

Additional positions will be created to supplement the company’s process planning and continuing airworthiness management organization sections, part of its customer service department.

The facility expansion will make room for new workshops and offices in addition to increased hangar space. More space will be available for maintenance on Dassault Falcon 2000EX EASy, 900EX, 900EX EASy and 7X platforms, as well as on Bombardier Challenger 300 and 600 series aircraft.

At the same time there will be room for further expansion of Learjet and Hawker aircraft service. The company also plans to offer more interior refurbishments by the end of the year.

Aero-Dienst will receive the Platinum Safety of Flight Award from the European Business Aviation Association at this year’s EBACE, recognizing its record of 100,000 flight hours with zero accidents.