RUAG names new Dornier 228 Authorised Service Centre in Bern-Belp, Switzerland
Dornier 228 aircraft are now able to take advantage of full Authorised Service Centre (ASC) services and capabilities at the RUAG Aviation location in Bern-Belp, Switzerland. The announcement, by original equipment manufacturer (OEM) RUAG Aviation, confirms the availability of full services in support of Dornier 228 aircraft owners and operators and their requirements for maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO), refurbishments, and system upgrades.
RUAG Aviation, the OEM of the Dornier 228, is currently taking an active role in determining the quality of reliable MRO support, refurbishments, system upgrades and accurate spare parts sourcing available to its Dornier 228 customers. “Our commitment to supporting owners and operators of Dornier 228 aircraft is strong. The expansion of our ASC network to include the Bern site as the second RUAG-owned service facility confirms this dedication and is one more step in fulfilling the pressing needs of the Dornier 228 community,” explains Volker Wallrodt, Senior Vice President Business Jets, Dornier 228 & Components, RUAG Aviation.
Regarded by the OEM as the first step towards an extended service centre network, the selection of another ASC recognises the necessity for providing state-of-the-art customer service to all Dornier 228 operators independent of geography. “Our decision to establish this new ASC for Dornier 228 in Bern is deliberate,” confirms Volker Wallrodt. “RUAG Aviation in Bern has developed an outstanding international reputation for complete life cycle support, MRO services, system upgrades, and refurbishments for turboprop aircraft. As well, the Central European location provides easy and convenient accessibility for our customers.”
RUAG Aviation has built a solid reputation on full life cycle support for aircraft. “Life cycle support for the Dornier 228 is one of the strategic pillars of our business so we continue to dedicate resources in support of that goal and the goals of the Dornier 228 community,” concludes Volker Wallrodt.
RUAG Aviation is a leading supplier, support provider and integrator of systems and components for civil and military aviation worldwide.
Servicing aircraft and helicopters throughout their entire life cycle, the company’s core competencies include maintenance, repair and overhaul services, upgrades, and the development, manufacturing and integration of subsystems.
RUAG is an authorised service centre for OEMs of renown, such as Airbus Helicopters, Bell, Bombardier, Cirrus, Cessna, Diamond, Dassault Aviation, Embraer, Leonardo-Finmeccanica, Piaggio, Sikorsky, Piper, and Mooney, as well as a service centre for 328 Support Services, Hawker Beechcraft, Viking und MD Helicopters. RUAG Aviation is also a partner to the Swiss Armed Forces and other international air forces.
The company is also the manufacturer (OEM) of the Dornier 228, a versatile aircraft for challenging special missions and passenger and cargo operations.
RUAG Aviation is an approved Part 21/J EASA Design Organisation, Part 21/G EASA Production Organisation, and Part 145 EASA Maintenance Organisation.