UK-based Pilatus Aircraft dealer and service provider Oriens Aviation has signed an agreement with the airframer to provide maintenance service for the PC-24 light twinjet and PC-12 turboprop single. Oriens is preparing to add the twinjet to the Part 145 MRO approval at its London Biggin Hill Airport facility by the third quarter.
Today's announcement came on the first anniversary of the opening of Oriens’ authorized Pilatus service center at Biggin Hill. Oriens is ramping up its tooling and will send technicians to Pilatus’ Stans, Switzerland headquarters for maintenance training. Supervising that addition will be Stuart Locke, who joined the company as general manager of its MRO business from TAG Farnborough Maintenance Services.
“We are delighted to be widening our partnership with Pilatus with the new PC-24 and are looking forward to creating a sales center showcase at our Biggin Hill home,” said Oriens CEO Edwin Brenninkmeyer.
“Edwin and his team have proved to be a terrific partner supporting the PC-12 since the outset, and naturally we endorse their credentials as a valued Pilatus family ambassador,” noted Ignaz Gretener, the airframer’s vice president of general aviation.