SkyWork Airlines signs two-year contract with 328 Support Services

Thursday 17th December 2015

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  • Skyworks Airlines signs two year contract with 328 Support Services

328 Support Services GmbH has signed a two-year agreement for AOG support with SkyWork Airlines based in Bern, Switzerland. The arrangement will support the regional carrier's five Dornier 328 turboprops.  The contract follows the succesful completion of maintenance work undertaken on a SkyWork 328 turboprop at the company's Oberpfaffenhofen facility, near Munich.   The work was completed by 328's engineers inside four weeks, leaving the hangar at the end of October 2015.

"The Dornier 328 has been a consistent mainstay aircraft at SkyWork Airlines supporting our scheduled route network," said SkyWork Airlines CEO and Chairman Martin Inäbnit.  "It has helped us develop routes and grow our market share. We have enjoyed a long relationship with 328 as the Type Certificate holder."

This winter SkyWork Airlines is operating the Dornier 328s to Amsterdam, Berlin Tegel, Hamburg, Cologne/Bonn, Munich, Hamburg, Palma de Mallorca and Vienna.  The airline serves London City Airport from both Bern and Basel.  Its complementary London Southend to Bern services will continue through to December 28th. Since the end of March 2015 the route network has continuously expanded and now serves a total of 19 destinations. In April/May 2016 the D328 fleet will be complemented by two leased 50-seat turboprops.

Dave Jackson CEO of 328 Support Services GmbH stated:  "We are pleased to expand our relationship with SkyWork Airlines on a long term basis."

About 328:

328 is a subsidiary of Sierra Nevada Corporation, USA and offers a broad spectrum of services to the aircraft industry. Employing over 150 aviation experts it supports more than 200 aircraft globally. Services offered include aircraft maintenance, base and line, avionics installation, refurbishment, exterior painting, Part-M services, STC design activities through its EASA Part 21J Design Organisation (Category 1A), parts' manufacture through its Part 21G Approved Production Organisation (C1, C2 and D1 rating) and bespoke VIP interiors including avionic and IFE upgrades. 328 Support Services GmbH  is based at Oberpfaffenhofen Airport near Munich.

SkyWork Airlines

SkyWork was founded in 1983 and is one of the oldest airlines in Switzerland, initially specialising in ad-hoc, business and charter flights. Since 2010 SkyWork Airlines operates direct flights from Bern to 19 European destinations (in its summer schedule), including the UK's London City Airport. The fleet, which began with a single Cessna 340, has expanded to five Dornier 328 turboprops.  The airline is owned by a group of private Swiss individuals and entrepreneurs. The airline's Dornier 328 aircraft are owned outright under a 100% subsidiary SkyWork Asset Management.  The airline intends to add more 50-seat aircraft to the fleet from 2016-2018. SkyWork currently has a workforce of 100 employees.

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