Latvian aviation services provider FBO Riga has partnered with international business aviation MRO Jet Flight Service, a Moscow-based Embraer Executive Jets-authorized service center to establish a new MRO facility at Riga International Airport. The facility is certified for line and base maintenance for the Embraer Legacy 600/650, along with line maintenance on the Legacy 450/500. It is also approved to perform line maintenance on Gulfstream G450s.
The MRO has already completed its first aircraft assignment—a C-check on a Legacy 650, which also underwent its 96-month inspection and had ADS-B Out and FANS-1A installations, as well as the replacement of nose-section skins. A second Legacy 650 is undergoing a C-check, and the facility’s capacity will allow for work on two such aircraft simultaneously. Plans call for the partners to enhance the component maintenance and repair capabilities in Riga to reduce aircraft downtime.
“FBO infrastructure and the level of MRO services are very important for business jet operators,” said Roman Starkov, the FBO’s co-owner, adding that Riga’s favorable geographic location, quality of service and timely delivery of spare parts and components will be attractive for customers from both the West and the East.
“Together with Jet Flight Service professionals we have applied many years of experience and knowledge to create the Embraer-authorized service center on the basis of our infrastructure and gather a team of skilled mechanics, engineers, and managers.”