Fargo Jet Center (FJC) has received EASA authorization for its Part 145 repair station. According to the North Dakota-based company, which also operates an FBO at North Dakota’s Hector International Airport (FAR), the certification was granted via a recommendation by the FAA’s Flight Standards District Office (FSDO).
The airport is a tech stop on the great circle route between Europe and the U.S. West Coast, with a 24/7 U.S. Customs port of entry, and the EASA authorization will permit FJC to support maintenance on European-registered aircraft. Among the types it specializes in are Beechcraft, Bombardier, Cirrus, Cessna, Gulfstream, Hawker, Piper, and Pilatus.
Additionally, FJC has a contract with Polish EMS operator Lotnicze Pogotowie Ratunkowe for the design, modification, and maintenance support on a pair of Bombardier Learjet 75s, and with the new EASA approval it can now perform work on these aircraft both in the U.S. and Europe.
“This certification is a significant step forward in our department capabilities and allows us to provide unique services for our clients based in Europe,” said Mike Clancy, the company’s v-p of technical services. “The approval is also helpful in supporting our sister company Weather Modification International and aircraft sales division, Exclusive Aircraft Sales, as the demand for special mission aircraft completions and support continues to rise.”