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JetSupport Opens New Line Station/Hangar Facilities in Southern Germany

JetSupport, based in Amsterdam, have expanded by opening a new hangar in Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany. This facility will carry full EASA/FAA Line Station approvals. Oberpfaffenhofen is a special and historic airport situated in a unique and attractive area of Southern Germany. JetSupport says it has chosen this location, which is close to Munich, to extend support to customers across Europe. The new facility has a size of 2250 sqm and is manned by a  local team of engineers and support staff. JetSupport says it is looking forward to welcoming customers in Oberpfaffenhofen. As another milestone, JetSupport has designed a new customer service offering which provides an all-in care package. This package includes parking, servicing, cleaning and maintenance services in order to enhance ease of use for the customer and to facilitate maximum availability of their assets.

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