SAE – The Pleasure Of FlyingFri, 12/01/2017 - 10:33
Thanks to its strategic location in the Toluca International Airport (AIT) and its extensive infrastructure and fleet, Servicios Aéreos Estrella (SAE) can provide a variety of aviation services, including FBO operations, air taxi, aircraft maintenance, management and sheltering.
SAE performs over 15,000 FBO operations per year and up to six simultaneous dispatches with a clear ramp for business aircraft of all sizes. Although SAE usually performs 40 operations a day, it has the capacity to perform twice as many. SAE has renewed and expanded its ramp equipment, particularly GPUs and gear to handle aircraft weighing up to 110,000lbs. Also, having a hangar next to the airport authority, immigration and customs ramp and offices enables SAE to expedite international flight operations.
SAE’s managed fleet includes three Learjets, two Challengers, one Hawker, one Citation, two Turbo Commanders, one King Air 200 and one Augusta helicopter for its air taxi services. This gives the company flexibility to provide a broad range of missions depending on the needs of the client. SAE is authorized by DGAC and the FAA to provide maintenance to aircraft, which allows the company to service aircraft with either Mexican or American plates. SAE is the only Twin Commander authorized maintenance center in Mexico and an authorized service facility of Bombardier for the Learjet series.
SAE’s three enclosed-roof hangars can house over 50 business aircraft. These hangars extend over 8,395m2 and SAE’s storage ramp has been expanded by 4,500m to ensure it has capacity to accommodate aircraft staying overnight without affecting operations in the main ramp. As part of its ongoing renovation, SAE invested in a new dispatch facility. This new facility will include a pilot lounge with full amenities to cater to the needs of crews and will be separated from the VIP passenger area. This investment enabled SAE to remodel its original FBO building and repurpose it to serve VIP passengers.
“With an eye to future growth, SAE focuses on exceeding customer expectations and attracting a selected portfolio of clients, both domestic and international,” says Juan José Simón, Operations Manager of SAE. “We are keeping a close eye on changing market dynamics, so we can take proactive action to react and adapt and continue to serve customers.” In the face of its 30th anniversary celebration, SAE’s most important strategy is innovating in the services it provides and striving for consistent customer satisfaction.