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Aero-Dienst celebrates 30 years as designated P&WC service provider
In 1993, Aero-Dienst became one of the first European P&WC-recognised maintenance facilities. It has carried out post-rental inspections on lease engines and serviced hundreds of engines via mobile repair teams.
The Aero-Dienst team celebrates its 30th anniversary as a designated Pratt & Whitney Canada service provider.
Read this story in our February 2024 printed issue.

Aero-Dienst was appointed as a Recognised Maintenance Facility for the PT6, JT15 and PW300 engine series by Pratt & Whitney Canada Customer Service Centre (P&WC CSC) back in 1993, making it one of the first European P&WC-recognised maintenance facilities.

Looking back at the 30 year business relationship between the Nuremberg-based full-service provider and the Canadian engine manufacturer, it becomes clear how important practised values such as trust, appreciation and a shared customer orientation are for mutual success.

In the early 1990s, Aero-Dienst operated two Hawker 1000s (PW305B) and a Beech King Air 350 (PT6A-60A), and their engines were maintained by its own engine team. In 1996, the company became a P&WC Premium Service Provider, and in June 2020 was appointed as a Designated Maintenance Facility for PW300 series engines.

"We're extremely proud of the 30 years of valuable and successful cooperation with Pratt & Whitney Canada during which we've supported P&WC engines in Europe," says manager maintenance engine shop Andrea Weyrich. "Our highly trained and experienced engine team has made it possible to maintain such a high degree of quality over the years. Dennis Baker, Aero Dienst's licensed inspector for all PW300 engines, has been part of the Aero-Dienst family for over 30 years. He knows the P&WC engines down to the last bolt, and he has already supported over 250 various events for our engine shop throughout the world."

Baker adds: "All totalled, our team can boast 86 years of straight technical experience with P&WC engines, and132 years including the admin staff."

For the last 16 years, Aero-Dienst has also carried out post-rental inspections for P&WC on lease engines that are used in aircraft such as the Dassault Falcon 7X and 8X and the Bombardier Learjet 60/60XR. During that time, its engine shop team has carried out 455 inspections and several hundred AOG and MRT support events, with the team looking after aircraft operators throughout Europe, Africa, Australia and the Near East.

"We are delighted and enthusiastic to work with Pratt & Whitney Canada. Our collaboration has developed steadily over the decades and continues to benefit European aircraft operators," says Weyrich.

"We value Aero-Dienst's performance in supporting Pratt & Whitney Canada customers in EMEA throughout our longstanding relationship, with hundreds of engines serviced via mobile repair teams and post rental inspections," adds P&WC CSC managing director Europe Ismael Rhissa Zakary. "Aero-Dienst consistently goes above and beyond in ensuring excellence is achieved while keeping our customers flying."

In addition to its headquarters in Nuremberg, Aero-Dienst also operates a maintenance station in Oberpfaffenhofen near Munich as well as two stations at Vienna and Klagenfurt in Austria. Through its component shop in Landsberg am Lech the company provides fast and local repairs for maintenance operators in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

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