July 27 2020 (sr): The Nuremberg-based full-service provider for business aviation and air ambulance services is expanding its product portfolio. The component shop which began operation two years ago in Landsberg am Lech, Germany, can now perform all services on liferafts of the Winslow LifeRaft Company, a division of Collins Aerospace. Aero-Dienst recently received approval from the German Federal Aviation Authority (LBA) for the overhaul, ELT reprogramming, exchange and new sale of Winslow liferafts.
The annual capacity of the component shop is approximately 500 liferaft overhauls, performed by a team of 8 experts. This team consists of technicians with several years of life raft experience and one employee with 10 years of consulting and sales experience of Winslow liferafts.
"We are very pleased to now be able to offer a full range of services to liferaft customers," says Ralf Dohle, Manager of the component shop in Landsberg, with relief and adds: "Because the corona-related restrictions didn’t exactly facilitate the approval processes.”
Aero-Dienst offers its customers an AOG service with a 24-hour TAT for liferafts, which is used gladly and increasingly. "If we receive the liferafts in the morning, they will be shipped back to the customer on the same day," says Ralf Dohle.
As a product requiring explanation, liferafts raise many questions, especially in the area of approval. The team of experts at Aero-Dienst can answer these questions optimally thanks to its long experience. Aero-Dienst is also the right partner for the (re)packaging and placement of liferafts in the aircraft cabin in accordance with the customer's needs and wishes.
"For us, this is an important milestone in our portfolio," says André Ebach, Head of Maintenance at Aero-Dienst. "Our customers appreciate the short repair and turnaround times, especially because liferafts are components that require regular maintenance. With our experience as an aircraft operator, as a maintenance facility and as a service center for various aircraft types, we are convinced that as an authorized service station for Winslow liferafts we will be able to meet our customers' wishes even more effectively".
With an over 60-year track record in maintaining, operating, selling and managing a wide range of business and ambulance aircraft, Aero-Dienst is considered one of the leading business aviation companies in Europe. By employing more than 330 aviation professionals who focus on precision, reliability and absolute customer satisfaction, Aero-Dienst has earned a worldwide reputation for excellence in best-value-for-money aviation services – customer-focused, transparent and fair.