ABS Jets launches as a full service FBO at Bratislava Airport
The Prague and Bratislava-based business jet operator ABS Jets has recently been approved by the Bratislava Airport Authority to provide full scale FBO services at Bratislava Airport. ABS Jets has operated in Bratislava since 2009, supervising business aviation ground handling services.
This marks 10 years since ABS Jets established its Bratislava base to support its own fleet and supervise VIP handling services for private jet operators. ABS Jets leverages exceptional knowledge of the local market and its fully equipped facilities, which include a 2300 m2 hangar, its own tools, luxury vehicles for transporting guests to and from aircraft, a crew lounge area and support from eight Bratislava-based team members.
Commenting on the FBO services expansion, ABS Jets Director of Ground Operations Michal Pazourek is excited about new opportunities. “We have worked very closely with the Bratislava Airport Authority to bring our existing ground handling services and long-term expertise to commercial operations. Our goal now is to obtain the highest level of internationally recognized IS-BAH certification, which we achieved at our Prague base.”
As well as comprehensive FBO services, the ABS Jets base in Bratislava provides line maintenance support to business jet operators and owners of Embraer Legacy 600/650, Embraer Phenom 100/300, Gulfstream 650 and Gulfstream 550 aircraft. Technical support can be extended to nearby Vienna Airport if required or other airports depending on the available staff.
Last but not least, ABS Jets also arranges ground handling services at all other Czech and Slovak airports where it does not have an official presence, namely Brno, Karlovy Vary, Ostrava, Vodochody, Kunovice, Košice, Sliač, Žilina and Piešťany.
Headquartered in Prague, Czech Republic, with a second base in Bratislava, Slovakia, ABS Jets is one of the largest business jet operators in Central and Eastern Europe and a leading organization on the Czech and Slovak markets. The company operates a large maintenance and overhaul organization with EASA Part-145 approval. It is an authorized Embraer Service Centre, providing worldwide, 24/7 AOG support. The company specializes in large and ultra-long-haul jet operations and offers a comprehensive portfolio of services worldwide, including aircraft management, CAMO to ground handling, flight planning, jet charter and brokerage/travel management.
BlueSky Business Aviation News | 9th January 2020 | Issue #539