September 30, 2014
RAS expands to serve European and African regional carriers
Rheinland Air Service (RAS) has enjoyed a busy 12 months completing the expansion of its central European HQ in Mönchengladbach, near Dusseldorf, Germany, with an enhanced facility, effectively twice the size. It now offers a new, second large hangar (4,300 m²) including workshops and storage, plus space for six ATR 42/72 aircraft. The overall 8,500 m² facility features an ever-growing parts warehouse, which includes many hard-to-find parts made available by the company’s “parting out” of surplus ATR aircraft. RAS has made this investment in response to continued demand from European carriers for expert maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services. Complementing its ATR network partner capabilities, RAS also has the flexibility to provide comprehensive EASA Part 145 approved MRO on other narrow-bodied aircraft including Airbus A318 to A321, Boeing 737-Classic to NG. Other turboprop types that RAS expertly maintains, repairs, and overhauls include the Bombardier Dash 8, Fokker F27 Mk050, Jetstream and Shorts 300 series.