Business aviation purchasing organisation AVIAA ratified a new supplier agreement with expanding independent Part 145 business aircraft MRO specialist ACC Columbia Jet Service of Germany during EBACE last month.
Signing the deal with ACC Columbia’s managing director (MD), Nils Janssen, and Irena Deville, AVIAA MD EMEA highlighted: “ACC Columbia is an exciting new addition to our growing supplier support network in Europe, further widening out the expertise AVIAA members can call on.”
ACC offers MRO and technical services on a variety of business jets – Bombardier Global, Challenger and Learjet models; Gulfstream G150 and 200; Textron Aviation Cessna Citation marques from the Mustang through to XLS; Dassault Falcon 2000 and 2000 Ex Easy plus the Embraer Legacy 600 and 650.
AVIAA members benefit with discounted pricing and join regular clients with timely MRO slots. With its HQ at Hannover Airport and facilities in Cologne and Erfurt, plus a satellite station in Paphos, Cyprus, ACC Columbia is also active in engines and avionics support.
Last year it was named Honeywell’s EMEAI Avionics Channel Partner of the year, successfully completing the largest ever single aircraft cockpit and cabin upgrades project on a Global for an Austrian customer. Its long-standing reputation in this field has made ACC a popular shop for Honeywell high-speed Jetwave/KA Band installations.
“With the worldwide business aircraft fleet getting older and operators / owners choosing to hold on to their aircraft we have become busy of late fulfilling cabin and avionics upgrade work, including ADS-out and KA Band installations.
“As an independent MRO provider we applaud how AVIAA is helping operators reduce their costs. With its growing membership in Europe we are very pleased to bring ACC into their family,” said Janssen.