Facts & Figures

Altenrhein Aviation at a Glance
  • One-Stop Shop MRO services
  • 50 employees
  • Aircraft maintenance capacity: 50,000 man hours/year
  • Hangar space: 5, 000 sqm
  • Workshops: 700 sqm
  • Store: 350 sqm
  • Inventory: ~ US $1,2 million

Hangar space






Company History and Milestones

  • 2015

    Altenrhein Aviation received FAA repair station approval on full scope of work per EASA Part-145.
  • 2013

    Service Centre Status for Viking (DHC-6) is passed over to long-term customer Zimex, who opens their own maintenance organisation at Altenrhein-Airport. As the first MRO in Europe, Altenrhein Aviation Ltd is approved on G280 and receives matching authorization from Gulfstream as a “Warranty and Repair Facility”.
  • 2012

    Subcontracted production of structural aircraft parts for Pilatus that was started in 2011 continues successfully. Altenrhein Aviation Ltd is selected by Embraer (EAI) to be its Service Centre for Embraer Phenom 100 (EMB-500) and 300 (EMB-505).
  • 2011

    Altenrhein Aviation Ltd achieves service capability and 145 approvals for Piper PA-46-500T and Jetprop. Altenrhein Aviation Ltd is selected by Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. as a key support location for the new generation G280 aircraft. An Altenrhein Aviation Ltd Line Maintenance Station is opened in Kiev, Ukraine to support Gulfstream G150/G200 aircraft, but closes in 2013 due to local conditions/ issues.
  • 2010

    Altenrhein Aviation Ltd more than doubles its sales in Gulfstream Mid-Size Cabin Aircraft (G100/G150/G200) maintenance and repair activity in 2009 compared to 2008, to become Europe’s leading MRO facility for this aircraft type.
  • 2009

    Altenrhein Aviation Ltd is appointed EASA PartM Subpart G and I CAMO/CAMO by the Swiss Authorities. With this certification, the company can now provide full maintenance planning and scheduling services, including yearly inspections (ARC). In 2013, AAL CAMO is closed down. Altenrhein Aviation Ltd is appointed Authorized Service Centre by Viking Air Ltd. (DHC-6 Twin Otter), Pratt & Whitney Canada (PT6A, JT15D, PW306 Engines), and Honeywell (TFE731 Engines). Altenrhein Aviation Ltd closes the 2008 financial year with record sales of 19.2 million Swiss Francs, up 14% compared to 2007.
  • 2008

    Altenrhein Aviation Ltd’s authorization as a Gulfstream Service Center is extended to include the new G150. Altenrhein Aviation Ltd capabilities in cooperation with the company Egli Paint Services are enhanced with the addition of a dedicated aircraft paint shop.
  • 2007

    Altenrhein Aviation Ltd extends its hangar and workshop space by 1,100 sqm to accommodate business development. Additional aircraft types are also approved for Altenrhein Aviation Ltd’s capabilities, such as Cessna 208 Caravan, DeHavilland DHC-3 Otter, Beech 1900D, TBM850 and Cessna Citation 525B.
  • 2006

    Altenrhein Aviation Ltd is approved by EASA/Swiss FOCA as EASA Part-145 Maintenance Organisation No. CH.145.0236.
  • 2003

    Pilatus Aircraft Ltd takes over the aircraft maintenance business from FFA Maintenance and creates a subsidiary, Altenrhein Aviation Ltd, with Arthur Looser as CEO.
  • 1988

    Repair Ltd is re-named FAA Maintenance Ltd.
  • 1972

    Development and production of AS-202 Bravo training and transport aircraft begins in Altenrhein.
  • 1967

    A new subsidiary of FFA is set up, called Repair Ltd.
  • 1948

    The company is bought by Dr. Claudio Caroni and re-named Flug- und Fahrzeugwerke Altenrhein AG (FFA).
  • 1926

    Dornier Flugzeugwerke is founded in Altenrhein, by Professor Claude Dornier.