NEWS​

December 17/2014 :: Press Release: New Official Cirrus Service Center in Norway


The Danish aviation company Air Service Vamdrup ApS has been appointed Cirrus Service Center in Norway as of January 1st 2015. 

The authorization means better service to Scandinavian - and particularly Norwegian - Cirrus aircraft owners as it will be practiced centrally from
the company's facilities at Eggemoen Aviation & Technology Park just outside Hønefoss.

> Read full press release​​

November 12/2014 :: Special Edition: Guimbal Cabri G2 - Newsletter

> See our special edition newsletter, dedicated to the Cabri G2.​​

October 8/2014 :: Announcement:TBM Service Center

We are proud to announce that we have become the latest member of the

TBM Customer Support Network as an approved TBM Service Center.


> Read full press release from Daher-SOCATA

(pdf opens in new window)

> Mentioned in AIN Reports, Newsletter

(no. 3 from the top)

September 18/2014 :: Photos from our Norwegian branch

> September photos from Eggemoen (September 2014)

> Action at Eggemoen (August 2014)

> Everyday life at Eggemoen (April ​2014)

August 6/2014 :: See our new case from Russia

> Changing a Skin Panel on a PC-12 in Russia

June 6/2014 :: Norwegian EASA approval

We are happy to announce that we have been approved as an EASA Part145 workshop facility in Norway by the EASA. The approval is an extension of our Danish authorization, which means that we now have the formal approval to operate a base station in Norway. The approval has been celebrated in our new facilities with aircraft and helicopter demonstrations and "open hangar", including lots of Norwegian guests.

Our new maintenance center in Norway is located at Eggemoen Aviation & Technology Park at Hønefoss, approx. 60 km northwest of Oslo.

In Norway, our capabilities are almost the same as in Denmark, including e.g.:


- Robinson Service Center
- Pilatus PC12 Service Center
- TBM Service Center
- Centurion Installation Center
- All Cirrus, Cessna, Piper aircraft etc.
- Annex II aircraft, incl. Chipmunk and Piper Cub
... and more!

News

December 17/2014 :: Press Release: New Official Cirrus Service Center in Norway


The Danish aviation company Air Service Vamdrup ApS has been appointed Cirrus Service
Center in Norway as of January 1st 2015. The authorization means better service to Scandinavian
- and particularly Norwegian - Cirrus aircraft owners as it will be practiced centrally from
the company's facilities at Eggemoen Aviation & Technology Park just outside Hønefoss.

> Read full press release

November 12/2014 :: Special Edition: Guimbal Cabri G2 - Newsletter

> See our special edition newsletter, dedicated to the Cabri G2.

October 8/2014 :: Announcement:TBM Service Center

We are proud to announce that we have become the latest member of the

TBM Customer Support Network as an approved TBM Service Center.


> Read full press release from Daher-SOCATA (pdf opens in new window)

> Mentioned in AIN Reports, Newsletter (no. 3 from the top)

September 18/2014 :: Photos from our Norwegian branch

> September photos from Eggemoen (September 2014)

> Action at Eggemoen (August 2014)

> Everyday life at Eggemoen (April 2014)

August 6/2014 :: See our new case from Russia

> Changing a Skin Panel on a PC-12 in Russia

June 6/2014 :: Norwegian EASA approval

We are happy to announce that we have been approved as an EASA Part145 workshop facility in Norway by the EASA. The approval is an extension of our Danish authorization, which means that we now have the formal approval to operate a base station in Norway. The approval has been celebrated in our new facilities with aircraft and helicopter demonstrations and "open hangar", including lots of Norwegian guests.

Our new maintenance center in Norway is located at Eggemoen Aviation & Technology Park at Hønefoss, approx. 60 km northwest of Oslo.

In Norway, our capabilities are almost the same as in Denmark, including e.g.:
- Robinson Service Center
- Pilatus PC12 Service Center
- TBM Service Center
- Centurion Installation Center
- All Cirrus, Cessna, Piper aircraft etc.
- Annex II aircraft, incl. Chipmunk and Piper Cub
... and more!

May 1/2014 :: May Newsletter

May 24th we are happy to invite you to a Spring demo and fly-in day at our new facilities at Eggemoen Aviation & Technology Park in Hønefoss, approx. 60 km northwest of Oslo, Norway. We will welcome you in our large hangar, and during the day, you can experience demos and technical reviews of both the French Guimbal Cabri G2 helicopter and our Cessna 172 with diesel engine.

> Read full newsletter

March 17/2014 :: Spring is here - March Newsletter
Spring is here, and another flight season waits around the corner. Our fresh newsletter contains a selection of our lastest company news, and we hope you will find topics of interest to you. Clear, blue sky - and many happy landings! Enjoy!

- Expanding to Norway
- New diesel demonstrator
- New Cabri
- UK parterships
- Automatical return to neutral attitude
- Enhanced vision systems
- New partnership: Helicopter special equipment

> Read newsletter

March 10/2014 :: Swedish flying club: From frustration to happiness
Case: Centurion diesel engine aircraft for Swedish flying club.
Result: Excellent performance and massive hourly fuel (and price!) reduction.



In 2013, a Swedish flight club acquired a Piper PA28 Cadet (reg.no. D-EHLD, now: SE-LXR) with a Centurion diesel engine. We have made a small log here to describe to you their process - from frustration to happiness.

About the Flying Club and its needs
Western Gästrike Flight Club was founded 50 years ago and currently has 100 members, including 20 active pilots. The flying club is located 200 km north of Stockholm and has its own airfield - with very well kept flying club facilities.

“Over the years, we have traditionally flown Piper and Cessna aircraft and also invested in ultra light aircraft for a number of years now”, said Alf Persson, who is responsible for Private Pilot License (PPL) in the flying club. “The majority of our ultra light flying is increasing, and we currently have 9 students training to become pilots.”

Too expensive
The club had a PA28, reg.no. SE-FFF, equipped with a traditional aircraft engine, and it was very expensive in terms of fuel costs: Approx. 850 SEK/ hour (equal to EUR 97/ hour, ed.). As a result, the aircraft was standing in the hangar day after day, not being used by the pilots. “It was simply too expensive to take it out for a spin”, Alf Persson explains.

> See and read full case incl. photos etc.

February 21/2014 :: Danish Aviation Company expands to Norway (press release)
Danish aviation company Air Service Vamdrup ApS has just signed an agreement regarding the establishment of an aircraft service center with Pilatus Center Nordic Countries – in Norway. The service center will be based at Eggemoen Aviation & Technology Park, where Air Service Vamdrup will also be servicing most other small aircraft, business aircraft and helicopters.

Air Service Vamdrup ApS has just signed an agreement regarding the establishment of an aircraft service center with Pilatus Center Nordic Countries, Tronrud Engineering AS. – We are extremely pleased that we now have the agreement, said Torben Biehl Jensen, Business Development Director at Air Service Vamdrup ApS. The center will be a so-called EASA Part145 maintenance facility situated in Norway at Eggemoen Aviation & Technology Park at Hønefoss, approx. 60 km northwest of Oslo. 

> Read the full press release (pdf)

December 22/2013 :: Newsletter December 2013
Another year is coming to an end, and we have had a very busy year with so many wonderful experiences and jobs. We are grateful to be in this wonderful industry called aviation! Not two days are alike, not two aircraft are alike… And we love it! 


Read our December 2013 highlight newsletter (opens in new window, pdf)

December 16/2013 :: 2013 highlights at Air Service Vamdrup

- Air Service Vamdrup: 25th anniversary 1988-2013

- Flysyn Camo got their own office pavilion, incl. meeting room and offices for Air Service Vamdrup

- 4 ea new aircraft registrations (Pilatus PC12)

- 4 ea Flight Data Recorder installations (own STC), (Pilatus PC12)

- 3 ea EGPWS installations (Pilatus PC12)

- More than 25 aircraft inspections (Pilatus PC12)

- 2 ea 10-year inspections (incl. wing dismantling to exchange wing bushings), (Pilatus PC12)

- 2 ‘beached’ aircraft picked up in Kyzyl, Siberia

- Our Guimbal Cabri G2 helicopter has reached a total of 600 hrs. (since May 2012), now mo-gas approved for flight training

- New registration of Danish AS350 helicopter, incl. installation of equipment for operation in Greenland and for AOC

- New registration of Falcon 7X incl. workshop approval

- Sales of 13 aircraft: SE-FFF, SE-IMA, OY-ATT, OY-DKK, OY-CMB, OY-BAB, OY-BCB, OY-FHV, OY-OBV, OY-BKY, OY-BBI, OY-BAZ, OY-BCU

- Purchase of Cessna 172 Centurion demonstrator and ordering of new Centurion 2.0S diesel engine conversion kit

- Purchase of TB20 plus mounting of new 3-blade propeller and engine overhauled at our engine shop

- Renewal of Centurion Dealer agreement with new owner (Continental Motors)

- Installation of 2 ea FLIR cameras in AS350 helicopter

- 7 new employees, incl. 1 new apprentice

- Gippsland Airvan Service Center

- Socata TB / TMB service Center

- Honeywell Service Center

- Exclusive agreements with 2 UK companies regarding propeller and engine overhaul

- AP-DOA (mini-DOA) approval

- Ordering of new Guimbal Cabri G2 helicopter for delivery Dec. 2014

December 16/2013 :: Press Release:

‘Low Cost – Best Quality’ Propeller Overhauls in Scandinavia

Danish Aviation company Air Service Vamdrup ApS and UK based maintenance

and propeller overhaul shop General Aero Services Ltd. sign agreement to provide

‘low cost – best quality’ overhauls to the Scandinavian and Northern European

markets.​

Air Service Vamdrup ApS, Denmark and General Aero Services Ltd., the latter located at Thurrock Airfield, Essex, UK, join forces to provide better service for propeller overhauls to aircraft owners in Scandinavia and Northern Europe. The customers may already have a maintenance agreement with Air Service Vamdrup, but the agreement is intended to also attract new customers in need of propeller overhaul – including other maintenance facilities in the region.

- We want to create as much activity as possible with this new service, said Torben Biehl Jensen, Business Development Manager at Air Service Vamdrup. - Some aircraft owners may want to have their own maintenance shop change the propeller and they are welcome to give us a call for a quotation.

Read full press release (pdf in new window)​​

December 10/2013 :: New Cabri delivery in 2014

Our wonderful French 2012 Guimbal Cabri G2 helicopter will soon reach a total of 600 hrs.

since May 2012. In the meantime it has been approved to operate on mo-gas, and it is an

excellent bird in the air - these days mostly used for flight training. To be on the safe side,

we have ordered a new Cabri G2 for delivery in December 2014 (s/n 1083). The Cabri has

3 years/ 1000 hrs. warranty on parts.

Curious about its excellent performance? Do not hesitate to contact us to come and see

it up close and go for a demo flight.

More info about the Cabri G2

December 2/2013 :: Press Release:

Danish Assistance to English Engine Company

Danish aviation company Air Service Vamdrup ApS has signed an agreement with

the English aircraft piston-engine company Norvic Aero Engines Ltd. to form an

'installation centre' - an extension of the company in Northern Europe. This will mean

a cost reduction for aircraft owners when their engines need to be overhauled,

‘exchanged’ or shock load repaired.​

English aircraft engine company Norvic Aero Engines Ltd. whose workshop facilities are

located in St Neots, overhaul and repair Lycoming, Continental and Franklin piston engines.

Norvic also has Rotax 912 and 914 shockload, overspeed inspection and repair capabilities.

Every month, the employees at Norvic take good care of approximately 20 engines.

This new partnership with Air Service Vamdrup will see the Danish enterprise becoming a

strong representative of the English company in Scandinavia and Northern Europe. In doing

so, Norvic will be able to service yet more engines, with guaranteed lower costs and shorter

downtime for customers.

Torben Biehl Jensen, (Business Development Director at Air Service Vamdrup ApS) explains:

‘For aircraft owners with engines due for an overhaul, the process is so easy. You just call up

to book an appointment, bring your aircraft in and we do all the work. Your engine gets sent

immediately to England for an overhaul or if you prefer and if an exchange engine is

available we can have this ready for you in advance. This is not only time efficient and cost

effective but also a much better service for our customers.’

Read the full press release here (pdf; opens in new window)

September 27/2013: From Vamdrup to Kyzyl in a Pilatus PC-12

Two Pilatus PC-12 aircraft are grounded in Kyzyl, the main city of Tuva region in Siberia, Russia.

Annual inspections on both PC-12’s have expired and as a Pilatus PC-12 maintenance provider

we have been contracted to get the two aircraft flying again.​

See photo story and read full description of our trip to and work at Kyzyl.

June 28/ 2013: Meet the Cabri G2 at KZ Rally in Stauning and

at Roskilde Airshow

When aircraft and helicopters are on display - and show is in the air - the Cabri is on the spot!

At both the KZ Rally in Stauning (August 9-11) and at Roskilde Airshow (August 17-18) the

Cabri will be a part of the show - performing stunning aerial work. Afterwards, you can meet

the 'cool little bird' at close range.

Did you know... that the Cabri G2 is now also approved for auto petrol?

Did you know... that the Cabri G2 has no life-limited components, meaning: On condition – no calendar!

Read more about the Guimbal Cabri G2

March 25/2013 :: Press Release

From Burma to Dubai: 25-year aviation anniversary in Vamdrup

Danish aviation company Air Service Vamdrup ApS turns 25 on April 1st 2013.

It has been 25 years with lots of exciting tasks and experiences.

The exciting Danish aviation company Air Service Vamdrup ApS turns 25 on April 1st 2013. Over the years,the employees have worked in the hangars in Vamdrup as well as lots of places all over the world. Bent Iversen (left) established the company in 1988, and Torben Biehl Jensen (right), Maintenance Shop Manager, has worked there for almost as long.

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1988-2013 – 25 years in aviation

”Time flies, as we say,” says Bent Iversen. In 1988, he founded Air Service Vamdrup ApS, and now, 25 years later, Bent and his company will be celebrating their anniversary and the past 25 eventful years. Bent Iversen was originally trained aircraft mechanic in the former Aircraft Service Centre in Vamdrup, where he helped maintaining a De Havilland Dove aircraft, which was used for skydiving. ‘Off duty’, he used to jump out of the plane - wearing a parachute. In 1988, he decided to establish his own company, and the first 'customer' was the Dove aircraft. The company developed steadily forward and got more and more customers, including Sygos Air Flying School. Soon followed Danish Air Transport with their first Skyvan.

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"Danish Air Transport quickly became a major customer for us, and for several years we had mechanics stationed around the world as well as a small workshop in Copenhagen Airport, Kastrup, to support them," explains Torben Biehl Jensen, who is the day-to-day workshop manager at Air Service Vamdrup today. ”Some 10 years ago, Danish Air Transport decided to establish their own maintenance facility, so at that time we restructured the company and got room for a lot of new customers,” he explains.

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Finland, Burma, Dubai, Portugal…. and Sahara!

“Over the years, we have worked a whole lot in the hangars in Vamdrup, but we have also had many exciting experiences all over the world. Since we have an authorization to carry out so-called line maintenance, that is aircraft maintenance 'on the road', we have often packed our tools and spare parts to travel out to help our customers. Burma, Dubai, Finland, Germany, Portugal, France, and Africa to mention a few places. We have visited so many places,” says Bent Iversen. He and Torben particularly remember one exotic task that took place in the Sahara. "Related to the Paris-Dakar race, a Skyvan had landed in the desert with a team of doctors. Since the ground had been too soft during landing, the nose gear had bent backwards, so we had to do a lot of structural work directly ‘on site’ in the desert. For approx. 3 weeks we shuttled back and forth from the city to the desert every day. It was pretty special," Bent and Torben explain.

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From sweeping boy to Maintenance Shop Manager

Torben has been with Air Service Vamdrup almost for as long as Bent himself. He was employed in December 1989 as the company's first mechanic apprentice, and he completed his training in 1992. Since then, he and Bent and a number of other mechanics and employees have taken care of thousands of planes and helicopters. “At the beginning, our customer base was very wide, and today we still have the philosophy to serve all types of customers,” Torben explains. “We feel very good about having several different company branches, and over the years it has proven to be a good stabilizer in a sometimes fragile market.”

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Now what…?

Today, Bent still has his everyday life in the hangars in Vamdrup, employing 25 staff members. The company mainly deals with maintenance of aircraft and helicopters, and over the last few years, the business area has been expanded slightly to also cover e.g. sales of the French helicopter Guimbal Cabri G2 and sales of Limbach aircraft engines. ”We have had some wonderful, colourful years with many wonderful experiences all over the world, and I am not at all ready to stop yet. There are still plenty of airplanes, helicopters, customers and experiences out there that I need to get acquainted with,” Bent Iversen concludes.

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Read the full press release​(pdf opens in new window)​

November 26/2012 :: Pre-purchase Inspection of PC12's

Over the last few weeks we have completed a number of Pilatus PC12 pre-purchase inspections.

A pre-purchase inspection is often carried out when an aircraft changes owner. The company carrying out this kind of inspection is placed "between" seller and buyer, so to speak, and ensures that all major items and components are checked and inspected. After that an agreement between seller and buyer is made that sorts out what jobs need to be carried out and who will bear the costs for the agreed, final repair. As a result, pre-purchase inspections are very much a question of mutual trust to the company in charge.

See photos here

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November 15/2012 :: GA8 Airvan Service Center

European Aircraft Sales ApS, co-owned by Bjarne Jorsal and Katja Nielsen, has been appointed authorized dealer for the Australian GippsAERO utility aircraft GA8 Airvan. The dealership covers the following countries: Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.We're happy to announce that Air Service Vamdrup is connected to this agreement as maintenance center for the GA8 Airvan. Last week, we completed the practical training. 

See photos from the type training in Vamdrup last week

Read more about the GA8 Airvan

September 17/2012 :: 2-year Maintenance contract for Russian PC12's + Approval by Russian Authorities

We are happy to announce that we have landed a 2-year contract with two Russian companies for maintenance of a large number of Pilatus PC12 aircraft. Prior to the contract signing lies a long and costly approval process, conducted by the Russian aviation authorities. The approval alone has cost us approx. EUR 25.000.From Ural Mountains to VamdrupThe thing is, that Russian aviation authorities require Russian-registered aircraft of Western European origin to be inspected at an approved service center certified by Russian Federal Aviation Rules (Rus FAR-145). Today, Air Service Vamdrup ApS is only a Russian Approved Service Center for Pilatus PC-12 Series (12/45, 12/47, 12/47E) in Europe. So even though several of the PC12's in question are based more than 4000 km East of Moscow, they still have to fly to a Western European country to be maintained at least once a year.More aircraft to comeSo, pilots employed at both Russian aircraft operators will visit the workshop at Air Servie Vamdrup quite often over the next years. The larger of the two operators perform scheduled flights between airports, including the small ones, throughout Russia, mainly in the Moscow area. In many areas, the roads are in a poor condition and on top of that, distances can be breathtaking if you have to go by car! Thus, to travel by aircraft is a natural alternative. Currently, the company owns eight PC12 aircraft - and more will be added soon. Happy and proud- We are, of course, very happy and proud to have both contract and approval in place!, said Torben Biehl Jensen, Maintenance Shop Manager. - We have hired four extra employees to be able to take on responsibility of the Russian aircraft, and we look forward to servicing our new customers.The first Russian registered PC12 has already landed at the airport in Vamdrup ...

August 24/2012 :: Ferrari Rally at Esbjerg Airport to support Homeless People

Saturday September 1st 2012 we look forward to participating in an exciting event at Esbjerg Airport. The event is a Ferrari rally to support "De Hjemløses Venner" (a Danish organisation that supports homeless people), and due to the fact that it takes place in the airport, aviation is, of course, also an important component. The event will feature a number of demo flights of helicopters, including our very own Guimbal Cabri G2. Ferrari's will race the runway etc. Read more about the event at the Esbjerg Airport webpage

May 24/2012 :: Press Release: Danish aviation company meets the world as distributor of German engine

Air Service Vamdrup ApS, Denmark, has been appointed distributor and service center for German Limbach engines and other products in no less than 14 countries!

Read the press release here (pdf)

Air Service Vamdrup ApS has signed a contract with German aircraft engine manufacturer Limbach to be a distributor and service center in no less than 14 countries. From left: Mr. Shuide Chen, Managing Director at Limbach, Torben Biehl Jensen and Bent Iversen from Air Service Vamdrup ApS, Mr. Peter Limbach and Mrs. Gerlinde Limbach. The photo was taken at this year’s Aero Friedrichshafen in Germany where the contract was signed.

May 7/2012 :: Thank you for attending our Fly-in

April 28th we were happy to show our Guimbal Cabri G2 to many visitors at our Fly-in at our facilities at Vamdrup.We thank all of you for coming! We were very happy to see so many of you despite the Danish Spring weather!

See photos from the event here.

April 30/2012 :: Fantastic spread in Danish aviation magazine FLYV about the Cabri

May issue of Danish aviation magazine FLYV features an article about the Guimbal Cabri G2. 

Download and see the front page of FLYV May 2012.

Download and read the whole Cabri G2 pdf-article here.

March 27/2012 :: Helicopter Fly-In: Meet the Guimbal Cabri G2

Saturday April 28th 2012 we welcome you at our facilities at Vamdrup Airport! Due to the fact that our first Cabri will be in the country at that time, we wish you all to see the magnificent piece of work, both to study it on close range and to see it performing demos in the air to get the feel of its abilities.

Also on the “menu” – just to mention a few things: Small guided tours at our facilities. Technical seminar. Visit of interesting helicopters.

We look forward to seeing you! We open the doors at 11 a.m. and close the gates at 4 in the afternoon.

P.S. Vamdrup Airport will not be charging landing fees for aircraft and helicopters attending the fly-in.

> See the poster here

> Plakat in Deutsch

February 22/2012 :: Approval list

We are proud to present to you our latest approval schedule. It has been somewhat expanded! It now also includes the Cabri G2. 

See the list here.

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October 21/2011 :: New French 2 seat helicopter for Danish and Northern German market

(based on today's press release) We have been appointed dealer and authorized service center for top-of-the-art, French Guimbal Cabri G2. - Like little boy scouts, we have been looking forward to the announcement of this news, Torben Biehl Jensen, Maintenance Manager, initiated. He has had the lead role in negotiations with the French company. – It’s an amazing helicopter, and we expect a lot from the introduction in Denmark and Northern Germany, he said. At Helitech 2011 in Duxford, the company was officially appointed dealer and authorized service center in those regions.The helicopter, pronounced [’gim-bal], is built by former Eurocopter engineer, Bruno Guimbal, and was EASA certified in 2007 to the most stringent CS-27 regulation as the only existing piston engine helicopter in the World. – The best part may be, that the helicopter is maintenance-free in terms of time and calendar limitations. All that matters is the state of the components, explained Torben Biehl Jensen. – Finally, the helicopter’s Fenestron tail rotor provides a unique combination of safety, low noise-level, smooth handling and excellent maneuverability and bears witness to Bruno Guimbal’s career at Eurocopter, Torben Biehl Jensen pointed out.- It’s a stated fact from the point of view of the manufacturer that you may build a magnificent helicopter; however, if you don’t have the appropriate staff to service it when in need of maintenance, you’ll never manage. So, naturally it is not a coincidence that we mainly provide aircraft and helicopter maintenance, here at Air Service Vamdrup ApS, Torben Biehl Jensen said.- Earlier this year, two of our mechanics were Guimbal Cabri G2 EASA certified, meaning that we are fully up and running already, also when our first helicopter arrives here in Denmark, Spring 2012. 

> Read a lot more about the Guimbal Cabri G2 here at our website

> Read the full press release here

August 31/2011 :: Roskilde Airshow, debrief

As everyone who attended this year's Roskilde Airshow knows, nature did not exactly help us attract visitors! However, we were very happy to see so many of you, despite the heavy amounts of rain!

Hope you like it! Enjoy!​

Air Service Vamdrup ApS

​​Denmark:

Lufthavnsvej 7A

DK-6580 Vamdrup​

Tel.: +45 75 58 37 08

Email: info@airservice.dk

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Air Service Eggemoen

Norway:

Eggemoen

Flyplassveien 24
N-3514 Hønefoss

Tel.: +47 21 999 708

Email::tbj@airservice.dk

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