RUAG takes over the Helicopter Maintenance Division of Linth Air Service AG
On 1 April 2010 RUAG Aviation takes over from Linth Air Service AG in Mollis (GL) the Helicopter Maintenance Division, including a staff of four. In so doing, RUAG increases its share of the helicopter market in Switzerland and moves closer to customers from Zurich, the Grisons and eastern Switzerland.
Peter Kolesnik, the owner of Linth Air Service AG which he founded in 2003, has decided to sell the Helicopter Maintenance Division to RUAG, in order to ensure long-term prospects for the business. Linth Air Service AG services the helicopter fleet of Heli Linth AG as well as helicopters of other commercial and private operators, in all about ten machines. Linth Air Service AG will focus in future on the management, operation and hangaring of business jets and helicopters. The company continues to be represented with these services at the Mollis site.
RUAG Aviation owns in Alpnach the largest military and civil helicopter maintenance facility in Switzerland, and with its 90-strong staff services - among others - all the helicopters of the Swiss Air Force.