Italian aircraft OEM Piaggio Aerospace (Booth SD307) is truly spreading its wings this week at EBACE 2019, announcing that it has signed two agreements for new authorized service centers: Paris Le Bourget-based DV Tecknik and Asia Aero Engineering (AAE) in Kuala Lumpur. With these additions, Piaggio now has five strategically located authorized service centers for its customers in Europe, which also includes Genoa, Italy; Mönchengladbach, Germany; Rotterdam, The Netherlands; and Lugano, Switzerland.
DV Tecknik is wholly owned by Oyonnair Group, which specializes in medical transport, operating a fleet of three Cessna Citation Mustangs and nine Piaggio Avanti IIs. "We've operated Piaggios for five years and nearly 10,000 fleet hours," said Daniel Vovk, founder and CEO of DV Technik and Oyonnair. "We have developed in-house capabilities to mainly serve the Piaggio Aerospace captive fleet and to offer AOG recovery assistance and off-site services."
Asia Aero Engineering currently provides maintenance for the helicopters operated by its sister company, Aircraft Power Lines, which provides services for government and private needs. "We operate a P.180 Avanti EVO for VIP and medevac purposes around southeast Asia, and now we can consolidate our knowledge of the aircraft and offer maintenance assistance to the whole Asian fleet," said Mohd Shazwan Shaharuddin, CEO of Asia Aero Engineering.