Internationally renowned manufacturer of
high-end interiors for private jets, mega yachts and luxury residences, F/LIST,
has taken over the business operations of OHS Aviation Services GmbH, located at
Berlin Schönefeld airport, as well as its subsidiaries in Stuttgart, Wildau
(Brandenburg) and Basel.
The acquisition by the newly founded F. LIST
GERMANY GMBH - a 100 % subsidiary of F. LIST GMBH, based in Thomasberg, Austria
- strengthens F/LIST's position in the European market and expands its portfolio
of services through the acquired additional certifications.
Expanded range of services
The complimentary competences of OHS and
F/LIST will facilitate the expansion of F/LIST’s portfolio: Through the acquired
new certification EASA Part 145 (DE.145.0333) F/LIST will integrate OHS’s highly
successful core maintenance business - such as interior and exterior cleaning of
business and private aircraft, as well as seat repairs, re-upholstery and
partial exterior painting - into its services portfolio.
Additionally, the new certification EASA Part
21J DOA (EASA.21J.235) allows the design and clearance of plans for interior
components without feedback loops to the airframe manufacturer. Thus F/LIST can
cover the entire value chain from planning through to the installation of its
interiors, saving customers time and money.
The acquired certifications benefit all of F/LIST’s
locations, further expediting the international expansion of the Austrian family
Investments in hub for Europe
As a result of longstanding cooperation, the
two companies know each other's competences and requirements.
Together with Lufthansa Technik AG, F/LIST
operates the joint venture INAIRVATION, which offers integrated cabin solutions
for business and private aircraft. The cooperation with distribution partner
LBAS and the strong hub in Berlin will be key factors in the planned
strengthening of INAIRVATION.
F/LIST is planning extensive investments at
all acquired locations, especially in IT infrastructure, machinery and
equipment. OHS’s 31 employees remain with the new company and with the planned
extensions and investments in the coming years this number is expected to rise.
Hand in hand with the extension of the locations comes an intensification of
customer acquisition: FBOs in Berlin and all of Europe are intended to profit
from F. LIST GERMANY’s on-site services. In general, the airport Berlin
Schönefeld is deemed an ideal location to cover all of Europe, the Middle East
and North Africa with the offered refurbishment services in the future.