Textron Aviation is expanding its line maintenance station in Stuttgart, Germany, to become a satellite service center. The effort includes doubling both its hangar space and the team of engineers there, as well as adding service capabilities for the Beechcraft King Air turboprops. With the expansion, the Wichita-based airframer said it will be able to undertake a scope of work similar to that provided at its traditional service centers but in a smaller capacity.
Also, the expansion enables Textron Aviation’s facility at Stuttgart Airport to offer customers shorter downtimes and increased flexibility. In Europe, the company supports a fleet of more than 1,800 business jets and turboprops.
“We have strategically enhanced our footprint and capabilities in Europe due to the growing demand for services to ensure access to factory-direct service and support to customers,” said Phil Jones, Textron Aviation's v-p of European service centers. “This new service center model allows us to provide additional factory-direct support and deliver expert care to our aircraft owners and operators, regardless of where they are in the world.”