FBO RIGA business aviation center at Riga International Airport, Latvia, has installed Liquid Explosive Detection (LED) and Explosive Trace Detection (ETD) security equipment for preflight screening of baggage, hold luggage and personal belongings of passengers in accordance with the Regulation (EU) 2015/1998 of 5 November 2015 laying down detailed measures for the implementation of the common basic standards on aviation security.
FBO RIGA continues to invest in its infrastructure and services to meet the current aviation requirements and provide more comfort to passengers. The installation of new security equipment will release the company from previously obligatory alternative security measures for baggage screening which required passengers’ personal attendance. FBO RIGA is the first and the only FBO in Latvia equipped with these detectors.
“The quality of services and the ability to find a fast track to getting any customer’s issue resolved are the signature features of FBO RIGA. We are investing a lot in our infrastructure in order to provide customers with the best ground handling services. The installation of this modern security equipment will make the preflight inspection procedures faster and more comfortable for passengers”, said Roman Starkov, co-owner of FBO RIGA.
“Before we had to request a special permit for alternative security measures for preflight screening of passengers and baggage. Now we are able to provide the security screening at FBO RIGA, and what is most important, passengers are no longer required to be in person when inspecting their baggage. I am sure that our customers and partners will appreciate this advantage”, Leonid Gorodnitski, co-owner of FBO RIGA, added.
Earlier in 2019, FBO RIGA earned IS-BAH Stage II accreditation which confirmed that the business aviation center fulfills all the requirements for business aviation safety and in many respects exceeds what is required by mandatory documents. FBO RIGA is the only holder of this certificate in the Baltic States.
About FBO RIGA
FBO RIGA is a part of Flight Consulting Group. FBO RIGA business aviation center that opened its doors at Riga International Airport in 2015 includes a passenger terminal that provides services to business aviation passengers and crews; a hangar (8400 sq.m.); an apron with aircraft parking places, and a helipad. FBO RIGA is the first FBO in the Baltic States that received the IS-BAH Stage I and Stage II certificates.
Along with ground handling services, FBO RIGA offers helicopter charters in partnership with GM Helicopters, catering for business aviation in cooperation with Resto-Rātors, world-class concierge service and luxury transfers.