From time to time Jet MS, a business and regional aircraft MRO based at Vilnius International airport in Lithuania, faces a unique challenge or takes part in a never-seen-before project. Now, together with its parent company Avia Solutions Group, the company has ‘landed’ an aircraft in an office building.
For months, Jet MS engineers and mechanics teams have been preparing the Bombardier CRJ200 aircraft for its new life as a decoration. Dismantling an aircraft requires knowledge and precision; valuable parts that can still be reused or repurposed are removed, leaving behind a fuselage that is destined to land in Avia Solutions Group's new office building, which is under construction. Once the designated area was prepared, Jet MS readied the aircraft for safe transfer.
The choice to display an aircraft fuselage in the new building symbolises Avia Solutions Group’s dedication to the aviation industry as well as showing the group’s commitment to sustainability. According to Jet MS, nearly 100 per cent of the CRJ200 aircraft has been re-used, reaching one of the highest aircraft recycled percentages in the industry.
“I am delighted that we were able to take part in such a unique project,” comments Jet MS CEO Vytis Zalimas. “Avia Solutions Group's office building is the first of its kind that has an actual aircraft inside its premises. While challenging, the project proved that Jet MS teams are extremely professional, driven and dedicated to providing the best services, ensuring successful project outcomes every step of the way. Additionally, this project shows the possibilities of sustainability in the MRO sector. We are excited to achieve a nearly 100 per cent recycling rate and to lead the industry towards more sustainable and environmentally friendly operations,”
The Bombardier CRJ200 aircraft project is one of many new options Jet MS has been exploring for aircraft utilisation, with the goals of sustainability and minimal impact on the environment.