While Czech Republic-based aviation services provider ABS Jets has supervised private jet handling at Slovakia Bratislava Airport for a decade and has a facility there to support its own charter aircraft, the company has now received approval to expand its operation at the airport to a full-fledged FBO.
The facility, which has a staff of eight, includes a 25,000-sq-ft/2,300-sq-m hangar, a crew lounge, luxury customer transport vehicles, and its own equipment. It also offers line maintenance for the Embraer Legacy 600/650 and Phenom 100 and 300, as well as the Gulfstream G550 and G650.
“We have worked very closely with the Bratislava Airport Authority to bring our existing ground handling services and long-term expertise to commercial operations,” said Michal Pazourek, ABS director of ground operations. “Our goal now is to obtain the highest level of internationally recognized IS-BAH certification, which we achieved at our Prague base.”
Aside from the airports where it has an official presence, ABS can arrange ground handling services at all other Czech and Slovak airports such as Brno, Karlovy Vary, Ostrava, Vodochody, Kunovice, Kosice, Sliac, Zilina, and Piestany.