The Group

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From the first aircraft repaired, the first airport serviced and the first flight simulator we have grown to a global provider of aviation solutions.

The history of Avia Solutions Group began in 2005.

Through years of hard work, with organic growth as well as mergers and acquisitions, Avia Solutions Group has developed into what it is now – the largest aerospace business group in Central & Eastern Europe.

Years of growth
Major achievements have laid a solid foundation for our success.
Apr
  • Avia Solutions Group subsidiary, Aircraft Maintenance and Engineering Company FL ARI, receives EASA Part 145 Maintenance Organization certification for line maintenance in China.
Mar
  • Avia Solutions Group completes the acquisition of cargo and charter operator BlueBird Nordic.
Feb
  • Avia Solutions Group completes the acquisition of ground handling and fueling company Aviator.
  • Avia Solutions Group’s subsidiary, MRO FL Technics, completes the acquisition of Italian company Flash Line Maintenance and expands its line maintenance network to more than 50 line stations.
  • Avia Solutions Group‘s media and events service branch AeroTime Hub launches a new service to benchmark pilots’ compensation and benefits.
Jan
  • Avia Solutions Group’s subsidiary, ACMI and charter operator Avion Express, announces the record reach of yearly production results in 2019.
Dec
  • Avia Solutions Group is rated BB by Standard & Poor’s and Fitch with long-term stable outlook.
  • Avia Solutions Group issues bonds, valued $300M.
Nov
  • Avia Solutions Group’s subsidiary, the largest narrow-body ACMI operator in the world Avion Express receives a Foreign Air Operator Certificate (FAOC).
Oct
  • Avia Solutions Group completes the acquisition of 100% shareholding in Chapman Freeborn Group.
  • Avia Solutions Group establishes additional operational offices with headquarters in Limassol, Cyprus and representative office in Vilnius, Lithuania.
  • Avia Solutions Group’s subsidiary, ACMI and charter operator SmartLynx Malta receives a Foreign Air Operator Certificate (FAOC) issued by the Canadian Minister of Transport.
  • Avia Solutions Group’s subsidiary, pilot and crew training company BAA Training branch in China starts the construction of a modern six full flight simulator aviation training centre.
  • Avia Solutions Group completes the acquisition of Smartlynx Airlines and Avion Express.
  • Avia Solutions Group completes the acquisition of 98,84% shareholding in AviaAM Leasing.
Sep
  • Avia Solutions Group‘s media and events service branch AeroTime Hub establishes one of the largest aviation digital hubs in the world.
  • Avia Solutions Group’s subsidiary, pilot and crew training company BAA Training’s branch in Vietnam receives the Approved Training Organization (ATO) status.
  • Avia Solutions Group’s subsidiary, MRO FL Technics expands its EASA Part-145 approval with Airbus A320neo family type.
Jul
  • Avia Solutions Group and HNCA signs a contract, worth $60M (€53M).
Mar
  • Avia Solutions Group’s subsidiary, private jet MRO company JET MS becomes one of the first MROs worldwide to provide 7800 landings inspection for BOMBARDIER CL604.
  • Avia Solutions Group’s subsidiary, aviation IT company Locatory announces a launch of a new service for spare parts stock sellers – Locatory Distributor.
  • Avia Solutions Group’s subsidiary, MRO company FL Technics signs a joint operations agreement to open an EASA certified line maintenance station in Dubai International Airport.
Dec
  • Avia Solutions Group’s MRO company FL Technics opened a new warehouse in Singapore and 2 new line stations in Montenegro and Austria.
  • Avia Solutions Group’s business jet company KlasJet purchased three Boeing 737-500 to add to its VIP fleet.
Nov
  • Avia Solutions Group delisted shares from Warsaw Stock Exchange.
Oct
  • Avia Solutions Group’s GH and fueling company BGS established BGS Rail, a railcar rental company in Ukraine. BGS Rail signed a strategic co-operation agreement with Henan Civil Aviation Development & Investment Co. Ltd. (PR of China) with potential value of the deal up to 500 million USD.
  • Avia Solutions Group’s MRO company FL Technics established a joint venture in Harbin (PR of China) with Aircraft Recycling International Limited to provide MRO services.
  • Avia Solutions Group’s pilot and crew training company BAA Training signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Henan Civil Aviation Development and Investment Company (HNCA) to establish Joint Venture aviation training company in Henan, China.
  • Avia Solutions Group’s pilot and crew training company BAA Training installed 2 new full flight simulators in Vilnius (Lithuania) and opened a training base in Lleida-Alguaire International Airport (Spain).
Aug
  • Avia Solutions Group’s subsidiary, MRO company FL Technics’ Indonesian hangar gains FAA approval.
Jul
  • Avia Solutions Group’s ground Handling and fueling company BGS established BGS Trans in Ukraine.
Mar
  • Avia Solutions Group’s MRO company Storm Aviation expanded to Germany.
Feb
  • Avia Solutions Group’s MRO company FL Technics introduced Base and Line Maintenance services for the wide-body aircraft, Airbus A330.
Dec
  • Avia Solutions Group’s MRO company FL Technics started operations at its MRO hangar at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport
May
  • Avia Solutions Group’s GH and fueling company BGS became a member of the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA)
Apr
  • Avia Solutions Group’s pilot and crew training company BAA Training received Ab Initio training approval from Vietnamese CAA and started the provision of full package Airbus A320 and Boeing 737 NG pilot type rating training services in Singapore
Mar
  • Avia Solutions Group’s helicopter MRO company Helisota added Airbus Helicopters to its capabilities by supplementing the EASA Part-145 certificate with H120, H135 and H140 helicopter types.
Jan
  • Avia Solutions Group’s MRO company FL Technics established a subsidiary FL Technics Asia.
Dec
  • Avia Solutions Group launched a tour operator Kidy Tour.
Aug
  • Avia Solutions Group’s GH and fueling company BGS launched fueling services at Tallinn International Airport, Estonia.
Apr
  • Avia Solutions Group’s pilot and crew training company BAA Training in cooperation with China-based aerospace giant Haite Group established a training base in Singapore
Mar
  • Avia Solutions Group’s GH and fueling company BGS started providing fueling services at Radom-Sadków airport in Poland
Feb
  • Avia Solutions Group’s GH and fueling company BGS became a member of IATA’s Ground Handling Council.
Years
  • Chairman of the Board of Avia Solutions Group Gediminas Ziemelis was included in the Aviation Weeks' Top 40 young leaders under 40 list.
Feb
  • Avia Solutions Group share were admitted to trading on parallel market of Warsaw Stock Exchange
Jan
  • Avia Solutions Group’s MRO company FL Technics built the largest (8000 sq. m.) and most technologically equipped hangar in the Eastern Europe in Kaunas
Dec
  • Avia Solutions Group completed the acquisition of 100% of the share capital in Helicopter MRO company Helisota
Oct
  • Avia Solutions Group established a new business aviation company KlasJet
Aug
  • Avia Solutions Group’s MRO company FL Technics received ISO 9001:2008 certificate
Feb
  • Avia Solutions Group’s MRO company FL Technics became an exclusive sales and marketing representative of the global aviation components supplier Seal Dynamics and today represents more than 100 global brands in various areas
Apr
  • Avia Solutions Group’s MRO company FL Technics received EASA Part 21 Design Organisation Approval.
Feb
  • Avia Solutions Group’s GH and fueling company BGS launched fueling services at Warsaw Frederic Chopin International Airport in Poland.
Jan
  • Avia Solutions Group’s MRO company FL Technics became Hawker Beechcraft Authorized service center
Apr
  • Avia Solutions Group launched AviationCV.com a global provider of aviation jobs specialists resourcing solutions for airlines, MRO providers and other industry companies
  • Avia Solutions Group’s private jet MRO company JET MS received EASA Part 145 for Hawker Beechcraft family jets.
  • Avia Solutions Group’s GH and fueling company BGS started providing ground handling services at Warsaw Frederic Chopin Airport
Mar
  • Avia Solutions Group completed an IPO in Warsaw Stock Exchange by offering 25 % of the total ordinary share capital.
Jan
  • Avia Solutions Group’s pilot and crew training company BAA Training added Boeing 747-400 Type rating course to its training programme.
  • Avia Solutions Group’s GH and fueling company BGS was granted aviation fuel supply license in Poland.
Dec
  • Avia Solutions Group established an IT company Locatory.com, which developed proprietary platform to trade aircraft inventory and maintenance service.
Aug
  • A parent company Avia Solutions group was registered. Group companies operated in four business segments, Aircraft Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO), Aircraft Ground Handling and Fuelling, Charter Operations, Pilot and Crew Training
Jun
  • Avia Solutions Group’s MRO company FL Technics expanded its PART-145 maintenance capabilities with Boeing 737-600/700/800/900 base maintenance services.
Years
  • FL Technics, a MRO company was founded in Lithuania and opened its first hangar at Vilnius International Airport in 2005.
  • BGS, then a ground handling company was established in 2005.
  • BAA Training was established to provide FTO (Flight Training Organization) and TRTO (Type Rating Training Organization) type rating for 10+ aircraft types in 2006.