BOHLKE INTERNATIONAL AIRWAYS OPENS 145 REPAIR STATION
Christiansted, St. Croix, (November 1, 2016) – The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently presented Bohlke International Airways (Bohlke) with a certificate authorizing its new repair station, 6TDR745C. Bohlke, an FBO and part 135 operator headquartered in the U.S. Virgin Islands, recently added the 14 CFR Part 145 repair station. It is the first to offer maintenance in the Caribbean on Astra IAI-1125 series, Cessna 400 series and Citation 550 aircraft. Additional service offerings include Astra SPX, G100; King Air 200 series; and PT-6A Hot Sections.
“This 145 repair station can save plane owners and pilots from flying another 900 plus miles to Florida,” said Bohlke International Airways President, William Bohlke. “We are proud to open this maintenance facility after many years of working toward this goal.”
Planes serviced at 6TDR745C will be in the capable hands of many tenured aviation mechanics, some with more than 30 years of experience. This team includes Charles Taylor Master Mechanic Award-Winner, Charles Freehling. The Bohlke team also has mobile maintenance capability.
“We hope to offer ADS/B installations and pilot static transponder testing over the next six months,” said Yomar Batista, Chief Inspector for Bohlke’s new repair station. “In the future, we look forward to adding avionics and eventually the supplement to work on international planes.”
Bohlke International Airways is an award-winning fixed base operator (FBO) and charter fleet based on St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands. They specialize in serving destinations on the United States east coast, Northern South America and throughout the Caribbean. The company was established in 1959 by Bill Bohlke Sr. and is 100 percent family owned and operated.