UK MRO Provider Oriens Builds on Pilatus Mx Credentials

 - February 25, 2021, 9:46 AM
Oriens Aviation completed its first annual check on a PC-24 for a UK customer last week at its London Biggin Hill facility. (Photo: Oriens Aviation)

Oriens Aviation has achieved a number of milestones with the addition of several maintenance credentials, the UK MRO provider announced today. Chief among those milestones is obtaining EASA Part 145 repair station accreditation, as well as becoming an authorized Pilatus PC-24 service center, which builds on its previous authorization from the Swiss airframer to provide maintenance on the PC-12 family of turboprop singles.

As a result of its PC-24 credentials, the company completed its first annual check on a PC-24 for a UK customer last week at its London Biggin Hill facility. “Over five years the Oriens team have made an enormous contribution adding to and supporting our Pilatus family and we are delighted that Oriens Aviation is now a fully approved PC-24 service center,” said Pilatus Aircraft v-p of general aviation Ignaz Gretener. “Oriens’ base at Biggin Hill remains a highly attractive business aviation airport for many of the Pilatus customers, with good opening hours.”

Oriens noted that, with the EASA accreditation, it will be able to continue to work on European-registered Pilatus aircraft post-Brexit, which is especially important to the MRO provider because it said many of its PC-12 maintenance customers are from outside the UK. In addition to the EASA and PC-24 authorizations, the company has also received approval to service the Williams FJ44 engines that power the PC-24.