Aircraft Management

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FLYINGMEMBER AND FLYINGCARD

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Aircraft Charter

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Maintenance

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Aircraft Hangar Rental

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Message from our brand ambassador, Fabian Cancellara.

Civil Aviation is a highly regulated and respected industry controlled by national aviation authorities. To maintain the enviable safety standards that have been established, people working within the industry must be licensed. In other words, just as Pilots are trained and then licensed to fly aircraft, Aircraft Technicians must be trained and licensed to maintain aircraft and then release those aircraft to service.

By ensuring that all maintenance work is properly executed and all Aircraft Technicians are fully trained and regulated, the Aviation Industry (and its governing bodies) aims to maintain the safety of the aircraft and all passengers by keeping the airplanes in airworthy condition.

This aim is not simple to achieve. Aircraft are a complex mixture of systems maintained by an equally complex workforce. For this reason, it is worth your while taking time to understand the licensing process for certifying Aircraft Technicians and the training that you will undertake if you choose Aircraft Engineering as your career.

To ensure safety within the industry, Aircraft Technicians are licensed in the same way as pilots and air traffic controllers. If suitably licensed an Aircraft Technicians can certify the work that has been carried out on an aircraft and return it to service.

This license is known as the Part-66 Aircraft Maintenance License or AML and is valid for 5 years after which it needs to be renewed by the competent authority.

Let’s have a look at the different categories of licenses:

  1. A Line Maintenance Certifying Mechanic is a person who is qualified to work on operational aircraft performing relatively minor maintenance tasks and replacement of parts that are required between major service overhauls and to subsequently certify these tasks; this work is generally done while the aircraft is in service, during turnarounds or overnight. A Category A License is required for this which is issued after passing all the appropriate modules and obtaining the appropriate experience (up to 3 years of appropriate experience and including basic knowledge).

 

  1. A Base Maintenance Certifying Technician is a person who is qualified to work on aircraft that require more complex maintenance tasks or have been withdrawn from service for routine periodic servicing or major overhauls and re-fits and who can then subsequently certify his/her own and other work. A Category B License is required for this, which is issued after passing all the appropriate modules and obtaining the appropriate experience (up to 5years of appropriate experience and including basic knowledge). The Category B License is further divided into specializing categories such as mechanical (B1) and avionics (B2).

Typically the amount of training hours required to complete the license program are:

  • 800hrs for Category A
  • 2400hrs for category B

Now, what disciplines do the Licenses cover?

Category A

A1 – Turbine Engined Aeroplanes

A2 – Piston Engined Aeroplanes

A3 – Turbine Engined Helicopters

A4 – Piston Engined Helicopter

For example: to certify the replacement of a main wheel on a CJ3 (during line maintenance), a Category A1 license is required.

Category B

B1.1 – Turbine Engined Aeroplanes

B1.2 – Piston Engined Aeroplanes

B1.3 – Turbine Engined Helicopters

B1.4 – Piston Engined Helicopters

B2 – Avionic

B3 – Piston engine non-pressurized aircraft below 2,000kg mass

For example: to certify the replacement of the landing gear on a Falcon 7X, a category B1.1 license is required.

How do you get an aircraft type on your AML?

In order to add a category to an AML, a theoretical part and a practical part must be completed.

The theoretical part consists of passing exams of the different modules of basic knowledge in a Part 147 organization. Which modules you need to take exams for depends on the category you apply for.

The practical part consists of demonstrating experience. The required content and duration of your practical experience depends on the category requested and on your previous education. This experience must also be representative and recent.

When both sections are evaluated positively, you can obtain an AML with the requested category endorsed, issued by the competent authority.

If I have my Part-66 AML, can I start working on airplanes?

No. To start working on aircraft and certifying your work, an internal certification authorization within the Part 145 Maintenance Organization is required. This internal certification authorization is based on the procedures described in the Maintenance Organization Exposition (MOE) of the organization.

The Maintenance Organization is responsible to perform a qualification assessment of the individual holding an AML. Typically this assessment will be performed by the Compliance Department of the Maintenance Organization.

Once satisfied you will be granted a document typically called a “Company Authorization” which will identify the privileges.

Wesley Vaerewijck

Compliance Monitoring & Safety Manager

FLYINGGROUP’s Hangar at Paris-Le Bourget Airport LFPB available for leasing

FLYINGGROUP owns and manages a portfolio of hangars and terminals in Antwerp, Brussels, Kortrijk, Luxemburg and Paris-Le Bourget airports. Here we aim to provide a dedicated and turnkey solution for our clients. FLYINGGROUP is pleased to announce our hangar at Paris-Le Bourget Airport (LFPB) is available for leasing. The hangar consists of:

 

  • 5,200m2 apron area
  • 3,200m2 heated hangarage able to accomodate A320/B737 aircraft size
  • 2,000m2 workshop, paint shop, avionic & battery shop and storage area
  • 900m² office space
  • 50 parking spaces available

 

The hangar is located within the central zone of the Paris-Le Bourget Airport and the apron is accessible through two taxiways.

Hangar 409 has ground heating, LED lights and is equipped with a lifting system. Electricity  and compressed air and water are deployed through the whole hangar and workshops. Offices are air-conditioned and are located on the 1st floor of the building.

 

The hangar is perfect for aircraft and components maintenance and aircraft storage.

If you are interested to lease a part or the whole hangar to install your maintenance organization and/or to protect your aircraft from the weather elements, do not hesitate to contact lebourget@flyinggroup.aero

 

Also coming soon Aircraft hangar rental in Lelystad and Strasbourg airports.

Luxury Meets Sustainability

FLYINGGROUP is well known for exceeding our customer’s expectations and we welcome you to admire our new lounges for passengers and crew at our headquarters in Antwerp.

The zero energy building with the staggering 694m2 of solar panels on the exterior is filled with luxury and beauty on the inside. The attention to detail in the design by Evolution21 is brought to you in this photoshoot by Jente Willems.

“The difference between something good and something great is attention to detail” Karine Bonjean, owner Evolution21

FBO services and VIP lounge

When you visit FLYINGGROUP you will be welcomed by our friendly team in the most beautiful surroundings. Unwind in passenger and business lounges or connect with your associates in one of our corporate meeting rooms. With five-star amenities for crew, we offer comfort and assistance to your needs.

 

Partners:

Evolution21 is a Belgium based luxury furniture company  known for its high-end textiles, leathers and furniture with warm and harmonious colours, to bring out a radiant and hospitable design for their customers. Instagram Evolution21

Jente Willems is a Commercial and Fine Art Photographer based in Antwerp Belgium, specialized in Advertising, Interior, Architecture, Automotive and Portrait Photography. He devotes his time working for marketing and advertising agencies, interior designers, architects, commercial brands, campanies and magazines around the world. Instagram Jente Willems

Voka Interview with Bernard Van Milders and Johan Van Lokeren

The Belgian Chamber of Commerce VOKA recently interviewed Bernard and Johan where they discuss  FLYINGGROUP’s 25 year history, expansion and future plans. With the recent investment in zero energy headquarters and the FLYINGBUBBLE concept, the future is solid with respect to the environment and safety assured. You can read the full article below or here

Fashion shoots, TV commercials , Events

FLYINGGROUP has an extraordinary 8000 square metres of space in Antwerp, as well as hangarage in Kortrijk, Brussels and Paris for a unique photoshoot location.

Once you have passed our stringent security checks, your camera crew are welcome in our spacious locations which are well ventilated and open from early morning to late at night.

Antwerp airport recently turned into filmset for a Netflix series, ‘Into the Night’. Every night our expert Ground Handling team towed an A318 Airbus on to the set. Stay tuned for the release of season 2 here.

Corporate Events, Conferences, Exhibitions

Our brand new event venue in Antwerp is just 10 minutes from the city centre. Your guests will arrive at ease with over 800 nearby parking spaces and public transport access. Featuring luxury materials and state-of-the-art technology, our new building is situated in a private yet accessible location.

Contact us today for a competitive quote and more information.

Today we officially open our new headquarters in Antwerp and proudly launch our new logo.

Over the last decades, we have seen a lot of changes in the business and private aviation industry. Business aviation is about creating a unique service and making the most of a passenger’s time. One of the most significant trends in the industry is the commitment to reducing its carbon footprint and mitigating climate change. 

With the opening of the new headquarters in Antwerp, we wanted to harness the momentum and revitalise our entire brand identity. We look at what’s ahead with respect to what lies behind. We continue to invest in our core strengths, founded on the in-depth understanding of our customer. It begins with thoughtful leadership, a shared awareness of the core purpose and brand fundamentals. It’s about finding new ways to delight customers, to engage employees and to demonstrate our competitive advantage.

Everything we do starts from a simple belief: every journey should be a joyous experience. This regards both our customers and our employees, manifesting the core of who we truly are. “We are an energetic company, providing delightful business and private aviation solutions, moving people and bringing peace of mind — anywhere, anytime.” Our outstanding crew and staff share their expertise and commitment to ensure uncompromising safety and comfort, and they are destined to answer all our customers’ desires and needs.

This determination is defined by our core values:

SPIRITED

– We are devoted to what we do: it’s not a job, it’s a calling. We are obsessed with providing the best flying experience and are willing to go the extra mile.

TRUSTWORTHY

– As our customer’s partner, we are committed every step of the way. We have the very best people and experience in-house to guarantee a delightful service.

RESPECTFUL

– We always handle with care and profound respect for our heritage, demanding regulations, delicate equipment, the environment, and the customer’s expectations.

To clarify what we as a company stand for, we captured the essence of our brand in one meaningful and memorable tagline. “FLYINGGROUP – DESTINED TO DELIGHT.” This deceptively simple phrase is the shorthand for our brand identity; a guiding principle for all that we do and promise to all our customers.

Our state of the art headquarters capture this all in the most beautiful and stylish setting. This remarkable zero energy building is Belgian design at its finest. FLYINGGROUP is now soaring steadfast towards the future and we look forward to welcoming you soon.

Pilatus PC-24 now available for charter

FLYINGGROUP is proud to announce that the Pilatus PC-24 is now available in our charter fleet

The PC-24 is simply unique. It’s the only aircraft combining the versatility of a turboprop with the cabin size of a medium-light jet, and the performance of a light jet.
The aircraft is based in Antwerp and is available without owner’s approval for charter flights. Next to ad-hoc charter flights we can also offer blocks of flying hours. 

Contact our sales department now for a quote or to arrange a private viewing on:
+32 3 295 12 34
charters@flyinggroup.aero

  • Default Base : Antwerp

  • Seating Configuration (Seats) : 6 +2

  • Cruise Speed : 815 km/h

  • Range : 3650 km

  • Cabin Dimensions (HxWxL) : 155 x 169 x 701 cm

  • Cabin Volume : 14.2 m³

  • Built : 2018

  • Generously spacious cabin with flat floor

  • Swiss made 

Travel regulations for Belgium

Passengers travelling to and via Belgium should note the following regulations

Mandatory PCR test and quarantine

For passengers with Belgium as final destination, the following rules apply:

  • They must take a mandatory PCR test within 24 hours after their arrivalwhen coming from a red zone and having stayed there for more than 48h. (This test is free of charge upon presentation of the testing code you will receive after filling out the Passenger Locator Form).
  • Testing is followed by a 7-day quarantine and a second PCR test after 7 days, which has to have a negative result in order to end the quarantine.
  • Passengers coming from the United Kingdom, South Africa or South Americaare required to spend 10 days in quarantine with a PCR test on day 1 and day 7.

An exemption to the mandatory quarantine is possible for corporate/professional travellers. All details can be found on https://bta.belgium.be/en.

Furthermore, passengers (as from 6 years) who do not have a residence in Belgium need to provide an additional negative Covid-19 PCR test before boarding their flight if coming from a red zone and having stayed there for more than 48h. The negative test must be less than 72 hours old before departing for Belgium. More info via https://diplomatie.belgium.be and https://www.info-coronavirus.be.

Passenger Locator Form

All passengers travelling to and transiting on Belgian territory need to complete an electronic Passenger Locator Form (e-PLF) regardless of their departure point and nationality. This is possible as from 48h before boarding the flight. You will then obtain a QR code receipt to be presented at boarding.

Note: A paper PLF is only allowed for people who are technically unable to fill in the electronic form. 2 duplicate copies have to be filled out: one copy to be handed over before boarding; another copy to keep on you and to be presented for inspection when requested by authorities.


Passengers failing to submit this form or providing misleading and incomplete information will be denied boarding.

Passengers whose final destination is Belgium must keep their QR-code (e-PLF) or paper PLF for 48 hours after arrival. In the event of an infraction, a fine of EUR 250 will be imposed.

 

Travel and entry regulations for your destination

For your departure from Belgium, please consult https://diplomatie.belgium.be where you can view the detailed travel advice by destination. Please consult this advice before and during your trip.

Entry regulations may change at short notice. Therefore, it is essential that you inform yourself about the latest regulations on the respective government website(s).

We’re happy to help. In case of questions,  please contact your FLYINGGROUP representative.

Click to read our  Covid-19 Safety card 

Click to read our Pre-flight passenger information leaflet