Piaggio Aerospace authorizes two more Service Centers
THE ITALIAN AIRCRAFT MANUFACTURER SIGNS TWO DISTINCT AGREEMENTS FOR AFTER SALE SUPPORT RESPECTIVELY IN PARIS-LE BOURGET, FRANCE, AND KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA. THE OVERALL NUMBER OF AUTHORIZED SERVICE CENTRES GETS NOW TO 14.
Geneva, 21 May 2019 – Piaggio Aerospace, a leading Italian aircraft manufacturer active in the business and defense and security sectors, today announced it strengthened its After Sales network by appointing two more Authorized Service Centres in Paris-Le Bourget, France, and in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
The two new partners are respectively the French DV Technik and the Malaysian Asia Aero Engineering (AAE) Sdn Bhd, companies specialized in providing aircraft maintenance services.
In particular, the new center in Paris-Le Bourget – a strategic hub for the European business aviation – brings to five Piaggio Aerospace’s Authorized Service Centers in the Old Continent: on top of the factory-owned one in Genoa, Italy, P.180 operators may already count on the presence of authorized service facilities in Germany (Mönchengladbach), The Netherlands (Rotterdam) and Switzerland (Lugano). DV Technik is fully owned by Oyonnair Group, an airline company specializing in medical transportation. Oyonnair operates a fleet of 3 Citation Mustangs and 9 Piaggio Avanti IIs, with four additional Avantis having been just recently inducted.
”We have being operating Piaggio Avanti aircraft for 5 years, now, totaling more than ten thousand flight hours and becoming the fleet leader in Europe”, commented Daniel Vovk, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of DV Technik and Oyonnair. “We have thus developed in-house capabilities to mainly serve Piaggio Aerospace captive fleet and to offer AOG recovery assistance also off-site to third parties”, he added.
The new maintenance center operated by AAE, at Subang Airport in Kuala Lumpur, adds to the one already active in Singapore, in a market – South-East Asia – that is considered to have the highest potential in terms of future growth. Asia Aero Engineering has currently an active contract to provide maintenance for helicopters of sister company Aircraft Power Lines (APL), an aircraft service provider (including MedEvac activities) both at Governmental and private level.
“We are proud to have been appointed as the first Piaggio Aerospace Authorized Service Center in Malaysia”, stated Mohd Shazwan Shaharuddin, CEO of AAE. “We already successfully operate a P.180 Avanti EVO, registered on our AOC, for VIP and MedEvac purposes around South-East Asian countries, and we are now able to consolidate our knowledge of this amazing aircraft and ready to assist all the Asian fleet”.