Comlux Turns 10 And Looks Forward
After just a decade of operation, Switzerland- and U.S.-based Comlux (Booth 387) has a lot to be proud about. At EBACE the company is celebrating its 10th anniversary and five years of operations as Comlux USA in Indianapolis, Indiana. There are new VIP aircraft in the Fly Comlux fleet, and completions projects rolling into the hangars on both continents, as well as some intriguing plans for the future.
Fly Comlux’s fleet of Bombardier Global jets now numbers six, and this year the company has added a Boeing BBJ for charter. “Our growth during the last 10 years could not have taken place without the loyalty of our customers, the motivation and dedication of the 650 employees and the vision and determination of the company shareholders,” said Richard Gaona, president and CEO of Comlux.
David Edinger, CEO of Comlux America/Comlux Aviation Services, told AIN that, along with new projects in 2013, the company, at least in the U.S., in undergoing some restructuring. “Where Comlux Aviation Services used to be all about refurbishing and maintaining business jets, we’ve decided to make a change. Now Airbus and Boeing refurbishments and maintenance have been added to that division’s list of services,” he said. “What that does is free up Comlux America to focus only on green completions.”
The new hangar in Indianapolis has allowed the company to process up to four completions inside the hangar at once. “This means we can have four aircraft in active completion, with a couple more in the various beginning or planning stages at any one time,” said Edinger. “That is, for now, our perfect scenario.”
Among the new business that Comlux has added is a scheduled maintenance and cabin rework project on an Airbus ACJ319 operated by Jet Premier One in Kuala Lumpur. “We are proud to be selected by the government of Malaysia, and our team is looking forward to welcoming the aircraft to our premises next month,” Edinger said.
And in the next decade? Edinger hinted that the company could consider performing widebody aircraft completions. “We have a layout of what that kind of facility would look like and land set aside, but we don’t want to move too quickly. We are known for good quality and on-time deliveries and we want to grow slowly, so that we can keep focused on what our customers clearly want,” he concluded.