Nuremberg-based Aero-Dienst has added a second Citation CJ3 to its fleet and is operating it from a new base at Oberpfaffenhofen airport. The aircraft is being flown for a management customer also new to the company.
This latest addition brings the fleet size to ten. "The fact that more and more customers entrust us with their aircraft is evidence of our comprehensive expertise in business flights," says a delighted Andreas Strabel, key account and aircraft management team leader. "With services ranging from chartering, complete flight operation and maintenance, all the way to sales, we are internationally recognised business aviation professionals with the highest standards of quality and safety."
Having a varied portfolio of aircraft is important, the company says, in order to provide customers with a wide range of different aircraft for their individual purposes. "The CJ3 is a very popular aircraft because of its flexibility and cost-effectiveness, an all-round winner in terms of cabin comfort, range and state-of-the art technology combined with low operating costs and, therefore, competitive charter prices. The aircraft is certified for steep approaches, which further increases its range of applications," says Strabel.
Oberpfaffenhofen airport is conveniently situated by the A96 motorway, so its catchment area includes Munich, Augsburg, Memmingen, Landsberg and the Bavarian lakes region. Aero-Dienst says that business travellers on a tight schedule in particular will benefit from the fast and easy handling and clearance procedures at the airport. Customs clearance can also be facilitated if required.
Aero-Dienst expects to make further aircraft and base announcements soon. "For the moment we are focused on Germany, which does not mean that Aero-Dienst is not interested in expanding to other countries," a spokesman adds.
The company's new hangar at Nuremberg is now in use for maintenance work, with work on the offices alongside continuing.
"By incorporating new sites, Aero-Dienst is also strengthening its position beyond the bases in Nuremberg and Munich," says Strabel. "The first step has been taken; more will soon follow."