The Vartan Aviation Group

The Vartan Aviation Group was founded in 1997 to provide on site product support for cabin interior suppliers at the Airbus final assembly line in Hamburg. Over the past years we have established entities at 12 locations in 6 countries on 3 continents. Today, we work not only with cabin interiors but also with aircraft systems and composite aerostructures.

With more than 400 skilled and experienced staff the Vartan Aviation Group works on all major aircraft programs and is able to support its customers worldwide. We operate maintenance shops in Hamburg, Seattle and Abu Dhabi as well as Centers of Excellence in Hamburg, Toulouse and Seattle. We hold EASA, FAA and CAR part 145 approvals with C6 and C15 ratings and provide our services under our EN/AS 9100-certified quality management system.

With our broad range of capabilities and our worldwide availability within 24 hours, we are the one stop source for aviation support.

Team Maintenance Germany

Team Maintenance Germany

Team FAL Support at Airbus Toulouse

Team Toulouse

Team B787 at Boeing Charleston

Team Charleston

Team FAL China at Airbus Tianjin

Team Tianjin

Team A380 at Airbus Hamburg

Team A380 Hamburg

Team Decor Shop in Hamburg

Team Center of Excellence Decor Hamburg

Team Boeing FAL Support in Everett

Team Seattle

Team Maintenance Abu Dhabi

Team Maintenance Abu Dhabi

Certifications

Quality Management System EN/AS9100
EASA part 145 Approval
FAA Repair Station Certificate
CAR part 145 Approval
Airbus M20691.1 Supplier/Service Provider Compliance
Boeing BPI-4182 Outlocated Work Procedures
MOA Certificate
Lufthansa Technik Joint Procedure Manual
Quality Management System EN/AS9100
Quality Management System EN/AS9100
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EASA part 145 Approval
EASA part 145 Approval
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FAA Repair Station Certificate
FAA Repair Station Certificate
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CAR part 145 Approval
CAR part 145 Approval
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Airbus M20691.1 Supplier/Service Provider Compliance
Airbus M20691.1 Supplier/Service Provider Compliance
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Boeing BPI-4182 Outlocated Work Procedures
Boeing BPI-4182 Outlocated Work Procedures
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MOA Certificate
MOA Certificate
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Lufthansa Technik Joint Procedure Manual
Lufthansa Technik Joint Procedure Manual
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History

1997
2005
2006
2007
2008
2010
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
1997
Foundation

Foundation of Vartan Product Support GmbH in Hamburg, Germany to take care of the needs of cabin interior manufacturers at the Airbus final assembly line in Hamburg-Finkenwerder. The idea was to concentrate service needs of several manufacturers, enabling them to fulfill their requirements in relation to Airbus und to be present on site with flexible and cost-effective solutions by being the link between suppliers, airlines, and aircraft manufacturers.

2005
Expansion Hamburg

Over the years, Vartan Product Support GmbH had grown with its customers and their expanding range of products for the Airbus A320-family. When the A380 was introduced in 2005, the time had come to take the strategic decision to expand the company. New technicians were hired and trained on the high cabin standards of the new aircraft program.

2006
Maintenance Hamburg

In the beginning of 2006 Global Interior Support GmbH - today part of Vartan Germany GmbH - was founded as a wholly owned subsidiary of Vartan Product Support GmbH to perform aircraft interior maintenance as well as after sales services under its EASA part 145 certificate.

2007
FAL Support Toulouse

Besides the head office in Hamburg, Vartan Product Support SARL - today Vartan France SARL - was launched in Toulouse to offer support for customers at the biggest Airbus facility. Toulouse has become the biggest Vartan location worldwide today and serves Airbus A320-family, A330, A350 and A380 as well as ATR programs.

2008
FAL Support Tianjin

The Representative Office China was established at the new Airbus A320-family final assembly line in Tianjin. The Rep Office is part of Vartan Germany GmbH.

Today, Vartan supports its customers on Airbus single aisle and long range aircraft programs in Tianjin.

2010
FAL Support Seattle

The biggest aircraft production site in the world, Boeing's factories in Seattle, was the next logical step for expansion. In addition to its support activities at the Airbus final assembly lines, Vartan founded its first company in the United States to support its customers in Everett and Renton on Boeing's 737, 767, 777, and 787 programs.

2012
FAL Support Charleston

Vartan opened its second US support location at the Boeing 787 final assembly line in Charleston, South Carolina.

2013
Center of Excellence Hamburg

The Vartan Aviation Group opened its first Center of Excellence with an assembly shop for cabin interior parts to support manufacturers as extended workbench in Norderstedt next to Hamburg Airport. Today, the workshops are located in Finkenwerder directly next to the Airbus final assembly line.

Our teams support work steps from bonding and pre-assembly over all decor works and final product assembly up to source and FAI inspections. Vartan also took over the responsibility for all decor and lamination processes for its customer Diehl Comfort Modules in Hamburg in 2013.

2014
Maintenance Abu Dhabi

The Vartan Aviation Group opened up a joint venture with the First Emirates Group and His Highness Saeed Bin Hamdan Al Nahyan in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The Joint Venture is a holder of CAR 145 and is providing support and maintenance services to airlines, MRO’s and cabin manufacturers in the Gulf Region.

2015
FAL Support Mobile

The Vartan Aviation Group opened its third US-based support office at the new Airbus A320-family final assembly line in Mobile, Alabama.

2016
FAL Support Montreal / Melbourne (FL, USA) / Shanghai

To offer full support services for its customers on the new C-Series aircraft - today the Airbus A220 program - the Vartan Aviation Group opened a new location in Montreal right next to the Bombardier final assembly line.

A new support office at the final assembly line for Embraer executive jets was opened in Melbourne, Florida.

Vartan opened a second Representative Office in China at the Comac final assembly line in Shanghai.

2017
FAL Support Toronto / Aerostructures Support Saint-Nazaire

To ensure full scale support services at the Bombardier executive jet final assembly line in Toronto, Vartan opened a second support office Canada.

After having successfully broadened the scope of work to aerostructures in various locations in previous years, it became time to set up a permanent team at the Airbus plant in Saint-Nazaire to ensure full support for aerostructure customers on Airbus aircraft programs.

2018
Repair Station Seattle / Global Restructuring

Following market demands and the aim to use synergies from on site support knowledge and skills, Vartan USA opened a Repair Station for cabin maintenance under a new FAA 145 certificate in Seattle.

After several years of worldwide strong growth, a holding structure was implemented. The Vartan Aviation Group GmbH based in Hamburg, Germany now acts as holding company for its operational subsidiaries Vartan Germany GmbH (with the Rep Office in China), Vartan France SARL, Vartan USA LLC and Vartan Canada Inc. and it holds the shares in the Abu Dhabi Joint Venture. With this clear structure, the way is paved for further expansion and future growth.