Fargo Jet Center’s (FJC) Part 145 aviation repair station has received certification from the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), via a recommendation by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Flight Standards District Office.
EASA, headquartered in Cologne, Germany, is an agency of the European Union responsible for regulating civil aviation safety and stipulates that aircraft parts must be inspected, maintained, or altered by certified repair stations. Receiving EASA certification allows FJC to perform maintenance services on European-registered aircraft and endorses that the work conducted meets safety requirements.
“This certification is a significant step forward in our department capabilities and allows us to provide unique services for our clients based in Europe,” says Mike Clancy, VP of Technical Services. “The approval is also helpful in supporting our sister company Weather Modification International and aircraft sales division, Exclusive Aircraft Sales, as the demand for special mission aircraft completions and support continues to rise.
FJC currently holds a contract with Polish EMS operator Lotnicze Pogotowie Ratunkowe involving the design, modification, and maintenance support of two Bombardier Learjet 75 aircraft. With the EASA certification, FJC’s team has the authorization to perform services on these aircraft both in the United States and Europe.
Additionally, the EASA certification ensures FJC can support any maintenance needs of European-registered aircraft entering the U.S. through Fargo’s Hector International Airport’s 24/7 U.S. Customs Port of Entry.
FJC’s EASA certification is currently active and will be renewed every two years by submitting evidence of continued compliance of the required standards of EASA.
About Fargo Jet Center and associated companies: FJC has been a Part 145 aviation certified repair station since 1996 and performs maintenance and on all types of general aviation aircraft including Beechcraft, Bombardier, Cirrus, Cessna, Gulfstream, Hawker, Piper, and Pilatus as well as specializes in special mission modifications.
FJC, headquartered in Fargo, ND (KFAR), and subsidiary Premier Jet Center (PJC), based in Minneapolis, MN (KFCM), are recognized leaders in the provision of aviation services and have been ranked among the top aviation service companies in the world. Both facilities offer a full-service FBO including refueling services, maintenance, avionics, aircraft charter and management, and upholstery and paint services. Additionally, FJC offers flight training and PJC serves as the base for the company’s aircraft sales division, Exclusive Aircraft Sales.
Fargo Jet Center and Premier Jet Center are members of the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA), the Avfuel branded FBO network, and the Paragon Aviation Group network. Exclusive Aircraft Sales is also a member of the International Aircraft Dealers Association (IADA). For more information, visit www.fargojet.com.
About EASA: The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) is an agency of the European Union established in 2002 by Regulation (EC) No 216/2008 of the European Parliament and the Council to ensure a high and uniform level of safety in civil aviation, by the implementation of common safety rules and measures.Header photograph caption:
(L-R): Mike Clancy, VP of Technical Services (Fargo Jet Center) & Josh Rychener, Chief Inspector (Fargo Jet Center).