FBO RIGA takes care of your crew


AIRPORTS / EUROPE | 16/05/2017

FBO RIGA, located at Riga International (RIX) in Latvia, has renovated and upgraded its crew facilities.

“It is extremely important for the crew to be comfortable, as this way they can save their time and do not have to worry about anything, but can focus and properly prepare for the flight,” comments FBO RIGA Co-Owner Roman Starkov. “All this eventually contributes to flight safety. A reinvigorated crew after a good rest is one of the main contributions to a successful flight.”

The entire renovation of the existing crew facilities at the terminal took several months and completed in collaboration with Zane Tetere, the same designer who designed the entire terminal. Sponsored by business aviation connectivity provider Satcom Direct (SD), the renovated facilities now feature high-speed internet, Wi-Fi colour printers, kitchenette with hot and cold refreshments, cosy chairs and sofas, a shower room and toilet amenities.

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Both premises are located in a separate area, allowing crew members to access it directly from the tarmac without passing security control.

“We view FBO RIGA as a gateway to the east from Europe,” SD Russia and CIS Business Development Manager Evgeniy Pashkov. “It’s an extremely well-run FBO with a strong focus on crew care, which is essential for safe flight operations. Satcom Direct also works closely with all crew members to develop products, provide training and keep them connected. Sponsoring FBO RIGA gives us great visibility in an important location.”