Oriens Aviation is now supporting 12 Pilatus PC-12 regular customers, including 10 on the UK register – double the number since the start of this year, including two new arrivals now flying with private customers.
Oriens Maintenance, which complements Oriens Aviation’s sales activity as exclusive Pilatus PC-12 distributor for the British Isles, has also extended support to Swedish, Finnish, Swiss and N-reg US PC-12 customers since the start of the year.
In addition, so far this year the business has carried out MRO checks on a Hawker 1000, Cessna Citation 500, Beechcraft 99 and Cessna 421.
“We are keen to widen out our EASA capability and support types such as the Beechcraft 90 and 200 series, plus the Cessna 208 Caravan,” said Oriens’ Maintenance Manager Steve Westran.
Dedicated mobile workshop
Responding to stepped up demand for remote support and in readiness for the winter months, Oriens Maintenance is investing in a larger Mercedes van which will be equipped as a mobile workshop.
The business continues to enjoy additional satellite centre support in a partnership with Goodwood Engineering at Goodwood Aerodrome, UK, which contributes Part M continuous airworthiness activity.
Oriens is in the process of applying for Part M approval itself for aircraft management services, to further widen out its offering.
Oriens Maintenance has invested in new tooling for propeller balancing, battery capacity testing, pitot static calibration and avionics testing.
Oriens Aviation CEO and founder Edwin Brenninkmeyer said, “Technical expertise, professionalism, and the highest level of business ethics and integrity are our core values. We look forward to continuing to build the Oriens brand and expanding our offering as a premier aircraft maintenance provider for business aviation in the British Isles.”