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Avia Solutions Group is a global aerospace organisation complemented by almost 100 offices and production sites around the world. The group employs over 7 000 highly skilled professionals, serving more than 2 000 clients throughout Europe, Asia, North America, Australia, and far beyond. The Avia Solutions Group holds more than 500 licenses for its constantly growing range of activities across multiple business sectors.
The Group has the distinction of being one the largest aerospace service companies in the world who are yet to include a scheduled airline carrier. Its vast portfolio of services to clients includes aircraft leasing and trading, MRO services, business aviation and VIP airline procurement, charter and cargo aviation, pilot and crew training, recruitment services, along with multiple additional services across a wide range of associated operations. 
The group’s companies are among the market leaders in their fields. They include AviaAM Leasing, FL Technics, Storm Aviation, Wright International, Chapman Freeborn, BGS, Aviator Airport Alliance, BAA Training, SmartLynx Airlines, Avion Express, Tiketa Tour, Jet MS, RAS Group, AeroTime Hub, KlasJet, and many more.
Over the years, Avia Solutions Group has developed a vast expertise portfolio as well as a strong technical base with complete infrastructure, including over 65 000 m2 of modern and fully equipped hangars and workshops in Europe and south-east Asia. The company has teamed and trained top-level professionals and received international certification and recognition.
Avia Solutions Group was the first Lithuanian company listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange (WSE) (2011-2018) and the first foreign company listed on the exchange in 2011.
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2021 major achievements by Avia Solutions Group companies:
BAA Training Spain training centre started its operations.
Jet MS added Embraer ERJ135/145 and Legacy 600/650 to its MRO service capabilities.
Jet MS acquired RAS Group – aircraft interior, exterior, and completions company.
Intradco Global expanded into Canada and the United Arab Emirates, opening physical offices in Toronto and Dubai.
SmartLynx Malta and DHL Express signed a partnership agreement. SmartLynx Malta supports Express Division of Deutsche Post DHL Group with two Airbus A321-200 freighter aircraft.
BAA Training became one of the first European aviation training providers to start Ab Initio pilot training with integrated Area 100 KSA.
FL Technics partnered with MAAS Aviation to create world class re-delivery centre in Kaunas, Lithuania.

2020 company achievements under the leadership of G. Ziemelis:
Avia Solutions Group completed the acquisition of ground handling and fuelling company Aviator.
Avia Solutions Group completed the acquisition of cargo and charter operator BlueBird Nordic.
Avia Solutions Group donated $2M for COVID-19 vaccine transportation.
Avia Solutions Group joined the American Chamber of Commerce in Lithuania.
Avia Solutions Group acquired multi-purpose arena Avia Solutions Group Arena.
Avia Solutions Group acquired the largest in Lithuania ticket distributor Tiketa.

Major achievements by Avia Solutions Group companies:
Avion Express announced the record reach of yearly production results in 2019.
FL Technics completed the acquisition of Italian company Flash Line Maintenance and expanded its line maintenance network to more than 70 line stations. 
AeroTime Hub launched a new service to benchmark pilots’ compensation and benefits.
In collaboration with Bluebird Nordic, business aviation company KlasJet adds cargo services to its portfolio.
FL ARI received EASA Part 145 Maintenance Organisation certification for line maintenance in China.
Avion Express Malta obtained the Part 129 operations specification approval, issued by Federal Aviation Administration.
Chapman Freeborn acquired ad-hoc air cargo charter company Arcus Air Logistics and on board courier provider Arcus Air OBC from the Arcus Air Group.
BAA Training and HNCA opened a new aviation training centre in China.
FL Technics acquired a Canadian MRO provider Wright International.
FL Technics Engine Services quick turn activities’ shop opened doors.
Storm Aviation Limited acquired UK line station network from SR Technics.

2019 company achievements under the leadership of G. Ziemelis:
Avia Solutions Group increased revenues by 40% and continued expanding it service offerings. 
Avia Solutions Group and HNCA signed a contract, worth $60M (€53M).
Avia Solutions Group issued bonds, valued $300M.
Avia Solutions Group completed the acquisition of 98,84% shareholding in AviaAM Leasing.
Avia Solutions Group completed the acquisition of SmartLynx Airlines and Avion Express.
Avia Solutions Group completed the acquisition of 100% shareholding in Chapman Freeborn Group.
Avia Solutions Group was rated BB by Standard & Poor’s and Fitch with long-term stable outlook.

Major achievements by Avia Solutions Group companies:
FL Technics signed a joint operations agreement to open an EASA certified line maintenance station in Dubai International Airport. announced a launch of a new service for spare parts stock sellers – Locatory Distributor.
JET MS became one of the first MROs worldwide to provide 7800 landings inspection for BOMBARDIER 
FL Technics expanded its EASA Part-145 approval with Airbus A320neo family type.
BAA Training’s branch in Vietnam received the Approved Training Organisation (ATO) status.
AeroTime Hub established one of the largest aviation digital hubs in the world.
BAA Training branch in China started the construction of a modern six full flight simulator aviation training centre.
SmartLynx Malta received a Foreign Air Operator Certificate (FAOC) issued by the Canadian Minister of Transport.
Avion Express received a Foreign Air Operator Certificate (FAOC).

2018 company achievements under the leadership of G. Ziemelis:
Avia Solutions Group increased revenues by 25% and continued expanding it service offerings. The Group companies provided services and solutions to customers in 115 countries around the globe.
Avia Solutions Group has also successfully delisted its shares from the Warsaw Stock Exchange.

Major achievements by Avia Solutions Group companies:
FLT Technics established a joint venture in Harbin (PR of China) with Aircraft Recycling International Limited to provide MRO services.
FLT Technics Indonesia received Part-145 certificate from the Federal Aviation Authority.
FLT Technics were entrusted by Lufthansa group with Airbus A320s maintenance.
FL Technics opened a new warehouse in Singapore and opened 2 new line station in Montenegro and Austria.
BGS established a new company in Ukraine – BGS Rail – that leases and rents railcars. BGS Rail signed a strategic co-operation agreement with Henan Civil Aviation Development & Investment Co. Ltd. (PR of China) with a potential value of the deal up to 500 million USD.
BAA Training Academy installed 2 new full flight simulators in Vilnius (Lithuania) and opened a training base in Lleida-Alguaire International Airport (Spain).
BAA Training Academy signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Henan Civil Aviation Development and Investment Company (HNCA) to establish Joint Venture aviation training company in Henan (PR of China).
Jet MS received ASA-100 certificate issued by Aviation Suppliers Association (ASA).
KlasJet purchased three Boeing 737-500 to add to its VIP fleet.

2017 company achievements under the leadership of G. Ziemelis
Avia Solutions Group increased revenues by 14% for the group and continued expanding it service offerings.

In addition to this, Avia Solutions Group:
Through FL Technics opened line stations in Riga (RIX), Latvia, Nuremberg (NUE), Germany, and Valencia (VLC), Spain.
Through FL Technics expanded training locations to the UK, Cyprus, Slovakia, Luxemburg, Slovenia, Seychelles, and Ireland which brought it to a total of 57 training locations worldwide.
Through BAA Training it opened a new base for the Middle Eastern region in Sharjah, UAE.
Through KlasJet it introduced a Boeing 737-500 corporate jet to its fleet.
Through BSG it expanded its fuelling and ADR transportation into Estonia, Russia, and the Czech Republic.
Through Storm Aviation Ltd., it established a new subsidiary in Germany, Storm Aviation GmbH.

2016 company achievements under the leadership of G. Ziemelis
In 2016, Avia Solutions Group, together with its sister company AviaAM Leasing has engaged in partnership with Henan Civil Aviation Investment Company (HNCA), aiming to cooperate in aviation finance, aircraft MRO, tourism and other related industries.

In addition to this, Avia Solutions Group:
Through BGS it expanded its capabilities in the aircraft fuelling segment by signing a partnership deal with WARTER aviation and launching AVGAS fuel supply services. 
Through BGS it became the strategic partner of IATA by joining its renowned Strategic Partnerships program.
Through FL Technics it became the official distributor of NYCO – turbine and piston engine oils, hydraulic fluids, greases, specialty lubricants and additives, manufacturer. 
Through Helisota it received Part 145 certification to conduct maintenance works on Airbus Helicopters including HC120, HC135, HC145 (ЕС120, ЕС135, ЕС145). 
Through FL Technics has become the official global representative of leading storage, insulation hangars and protective cover supplier SVD-Promtent. 

2015 company achievements under the leadership of G. Ziemelis
In 2015, Avia Solutions Group launched a brand new tour operator – KIDY Tour. Lead by a team of experts, the company organises vacations to the most popular Turkish resorts flying its clients with the most modern aircraft fleet in Lithuanian leisure travel market. 
In 2015, Avia Solutions Group and its subsidiary BAA Training cooperate with China-based aerospace giant Haite Group in establishing a training base, BAA Singapore. The centre is capable of providing Pilot Type Rating, Cabin Crew and Ground Handling training to Asia, Pacific and MENA markets.
In 2015, cooperating with BAA Training and Kazimieras Simonavicius University, Avia Solutions Group engaged in a project of establishment and development of AeroTraining cluster near Vilnius International Airport. The cluster will include aviation specialists training facility as well as hotel located in the near proximity of the airport for pilots and other industry professionals. 

In addition to this, Avia Solutions Group:
Through FL Technics it expands its presence to the US by opening a representative office in Florida, USA. 
Through FL Technics it receives EASA Part 145 certificate for providing maintenance, repair and overhaul services for the Sukhoi Superjet 100-95 aircraft. Later that year, the company supplements its EASA Part M capabilities with Sukhoi Superjet 100. 
Through BGS it launched fuelling services at 3 new European airports including Riga, Tallinn and Radom-Sadkow International Airports.
Through Jet MS it broadens its capabilities in private jet MRO by adding Bombardier Challenger 604/605. 
Through BGS it became the official logistics partner for Neste Oil in Lithuania, transporting fuel to over 60 fuelling stations across the country. 
Through FL Technics it becomes the exclusive representative of major industry suppliers Future Metals and Aviointeriors and SVD-Promtent. 
Through BGS it becomes a member of IATA’s Ground Handling Council. 
Through Storm Aviation it launched a training programme for Airbus A380. 
2014 Avia Solutions Group achievements under the leadership of G. Ziemelis
Through FL Technics, it won a tender for the rent of 8400 sq. m. MRO hangar in Indonesia.
Welcomed the first clients to its new MRO centre in Kaunas following the receipt of EASA Part 145 certificate. Avia Solutions Group invested over €20 million in the modern 8000 sq. m. maintenance base in Lithuania that will serve the narrow body aircraft segment. 
Launched a brand new VIP charter carrier KlasJet. The company specialises in private and corporate charter flights as well as aircraft management services.
Through it has revolutionised the aircraft spare parts search by introducing Artificial Intelligence tool. The technology named Amber A.I. is able to recognise part numbers, quantities and condition as well as produce automatic reports and send RFQs in just a few clicks. 
Through FL Technics its EASA Part 21J has been extended to Major Modifications.
Through FL Technics Line Russia it was recognised as a number one company in the transport and inventory wholesales and received the Russia’s Leader 2013 award. 
Through FL Technics Training it launched an online EASA-compliant courses platform Online Training™. The platform covers a set of specialised continuing and re-current courses, supplemented by the issuance of relevant certificates upon successful completion of the courses.
Through FL Technics Jets it received ISO ISO 9001:2008 certificate as well as became an Authorized Rockwell Collins Dealer. 
Through Helisota it became an official representative of Mi and An aircraft component manufacturer FED.
Through FL Technics it became an exclusive representative of Dedienne Aerospace in the CIS region.
2013 company achievements under the leadership of G. Ziemelis
In February 2013, Avia Solutions Group successfully passed certification as a member of TRACE International Inc, an international non-profit association of commercial intermediaries promoting compliance with transparent and anti-bribery business practices.