Flight Consulting Group has more than 15 years of experience in the business aviation area and provides comprehensive solutions for flight support, business jet ground handling, organising private charters, buying and selling aircraft, and aviation consulting. We pay special attention to the quality of our services, making our customers’ wishes and needs our top priority!


The ‘Flight Consulting Group’ Holding Company was established in 2000 and provides comprehensive solutions in the business aviation area. By investing in our subsidiary companies and assisting them in the planning, financing, information technology and legal matters, Flight Consulting Group is consistently expanding its service portfolio meeting the current needs of the customers. Our headquarters are located in Riga, Latvia (EU).

Flight Consulting Group along with the subsidiary companies offers comprehensive solutions in business aviation that include:







Flight Consulting Group owns the ultra-modern Business Aviation Center FBO RIGA at the Riga International Airport. The official opening of Business Aviation Center FBO RIGA – which is one of the largest business aviation centers in the European Union and the largest in the Baltics, and which meets the highest standards of safety and customer service quality – took place in September 2015.

The current total staff of the holding and the subsidiaries amounts to 70 top-ranked specialists. Over its successful years of work, Flight Consulting Group has proven itself a reliable and dedicated partner.

Our holding is the developer of the unique ATOM (Air Traffic Order Management) IT platform, which integrates the functionality of different systems and allows automation of key business processes and connecting together the work of all departments of the holding and its partners and customers. ATOM is not just is not just state-of-the-art IT platform – it is the philosophy, working principles, and know-how based on Flight Consulting Group’s many years of experience. Today, not only all of the holding's subsidiaries but also several dozens of our customers around the world are connected to our system.

Flight Consulting Group’s main advantages are our highest-quality services, close attention to all the details and wishes of our customers, as well as our team of top professionals.


Our mission is to become one of the biggest players on the market and provide integrated, high-quality, and cost-effective solutions in the business aviation area while furthering our sustainable development and improvements.


Our vision is to reach a global scale in business aviation and become a competent and reliable partner for other market players.


We seek to become one of the largest players on the business aviation market and provide services of the highest quality, meeting all the needs and wishes of our customers and partners.



On 21 July Roman Starkov establishes Flight Consulting Group, a company offering services in international flight support and charter flight management. The company services Latvian, Lithuanian, Estonian, and German operators.


The company concludes a contract with the Riga International Airport and starts providing services in handling the airport’s non-scheduled flights.


The first around-the-world flight with the Hawker 800 plane is managed.

The company is servicing nearly 10 airline companies from different countries on a permanent basis.

An international tender is won and an order is received to service a charter programme for 350 flights to Spain with the Il 86 airplane.


The company gradually becomes one of the leading service providers in handling international flights across the ex-Soviet territory. The business aviation market develops rapidly, and the number of the company’s customers grows.


The concept for a Business Aviation Center at the Riga International Airport is developed, in which the company is going to invest its own funds.

The number of flights handled and services by the company exceeds 20,000. Flight Consulting Group services the majority of non-scheduled flights at Riga Airport and dozens of Western- and Eastern-European airline companies.


Leonid Gorodnitski becomes a partner of Roman Starkov at one of Flight Consulting Group companies, who was a head of one of the first business aviation airline in the former USSR from 2000 to 2005. As part of the airline a concept the preliminary design of Business Aviation Center in Riga was developed and approved in 2004.

Flight Consulting Group purchases an ex-DHL building at Riga Airport and launches Project FBO (Fixed Base Operator), consisting of a hangar and a business aviation terminal.


The company begins providing consulting services in the business aviation area. Several international projects are implemented.


Flight Consulting Group expands its range of services in international flight support. The first airplanes are transferred to complete dispatching support by the company.


The ground handling business at Riga Airport is transferred to a separate company, FBO RIGA.

FBO RIGA opens a Business Aviation Support Center, the first in the Baltics.

FCG Holding invites Lufthansa Bombardier Aviation Service Company to Riga and signs a contract for the opening of a technical maintenance station.

JET TRAVEL is established, an IATA-certified travel agency specializing in servicing business aviation flight crews across the globe.


Riga becomes one of the leading European Business Aviation Centers, at which more than 20 airplanes are based.


The number of planes serviced on a permanent basis comes close to 70. The company creates a service network in the Baltic States, Belarus, and Kaliningrad.


FCG Aviation Development Company is established, which wins the right to build a new Business Aviation Center at Riga Airport in an open tender. Design of the new FBO RIGA Center begins.


The FBO RIGA Center design is approved and construction begins.


The modernization of the holding’s automated work system is singled out into a separate direction, and a proprietary software is developed to integrate the functionality of ERP, CRM, flight management, reporting and business analytics – АТОМ (Air Traffic Operation Management).


Construction of the new FBO RIGA center is finished and has already opened its doors to customers of Flight Consulting Group Holding. It has become one of the largest centers in Northern and Eastern Europe and the largest center in the Baltics.

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The current total staff of the holding has more than 70 top-ranked specialists.

Over its years of work, Flight Consulting Group has proven itself a reliable and dedicated partner.

Roman Starkov

Roman Starkov

Founder, co-owner
Leonid Gorodnitski

Leonid Gorodnitski




The cornerstone of Flight Consulting Group’s successful business is a solid team. We take care of our employees and support development of their broader personal and professional competencies.


Our team is comprised of well-rounded persons. We are all different, and this is precisely what makes our company dynamic, open-minded, and success-oriented.


The secret to the high efficiency of our work is the synergy within our team. Every employee has an important place in the organizational structure, and we all think as one.


We take responsibility in everything we do, be it our job tasks or the attitude to our customers, our employees, and ourselves.


We treat our customers and ourselves with respect and trust. It is one of the key features of our business.


We are always ready for a challenge and committed to taking on complicated tasks. This enables us to continue our professional development and perfection.

This is how we live. This is how we feel. This is how we work.


Flight Consulting Group Ltd.

15 Dzirnieku Str., Riga Airport,
LV-1053, Latvia
Tel: +371 67 207 300
Fax: +371 67 207 400


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FCG Aviation Development

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FBO RIGA Celebrates its First Anniversary

In September 2016, FBO RIGA Business Aviation Center celebrates its first anniversary. The center’s official opening took place a year ago, on September 9, 2015, when a grand celebration was organized for guests of the ceremony with the participation of pop celebrities.

FBO RIGA Celebrates its First Anniversary


FBO RIGA Business Aviation Center at Riga Airport to open its doors in August 2015

Flight Consulting Group, the Latvian business aviation holding, proceeds to the final construction stage of the new state-of-art FBO RIGA Business Aviation Center at Riga International Airport. The new business aviation center will meet the highest safety and quality standards and will be one of the biggest FBO facilities in EU and the Baltics. The grand opening is set up for August 2015.

All the construction works are carried out within the building timeline. FBO RIGA passenger terminal and a hangar have already been built; interior and exterior finishing to be completed the next months.

FBO RIGA Business Aviation Center consists of a state-of-art business passenger Terminal (1 200 sq.m) and a heated hangar (8 400 sq.m) with offices, separate storage and workshops areas.

The hangar specially designed for aircraft parking has the capacity up to five Boeing Business Jets or nine Gulfstream-550s. Flight Consulting Group is also planning to launch MRO services including aircraft cleaning at the new FBO facility.

The FBO RIGA terminal will meet the highest standards of passenger handling as well as used for international meetings, presentations and VIP events. There will be six comfortable sitting areas, two fully equipped VIP conference rooms, a lounge bar and a multi-brand boutique in the terminal. Concierge service and luxury transfers are also at passengers’ disposal. The ramp and helicopter pad are located just at 10 m from the terminal. A special area for crew will also be available in the terminal building.

«Flight Consulting Group is successfully operating over 15 years and has established itself as a reliable partner providing an outstanding quality of one-stop-shop solutions for business aviation. Latvia has advantageous location for Russia, CIS and Europe, and the construction of FBO RIGA Business Aviation Center is primarily motivated by the needs of our customers and a stable growth of business aviation traffic in the region. With the new FBO RIGA center we will further improve the quality of passenger services as well as provide our customers with even more flexible solutions for aircraft parking and ground handling”, said Roman Starkov and Leonid Gorodnitski, the owners of Flight Consulting Group.


We are always happy to welcome qualified and talented specialists to our team who are willing to contribute to the development of the holding and grow along with it. We invite both young enthusiasts and acknowledged leaders who are ready for new challenges and achievements.

Please familiarise yourself with the career opportunities at Flight Consulting Group. Send us your application and join our team of professionals!

Current vacancies

Sorry, but we do not have any open positions at the moment. Please submit your application if you want to become a part of FCG Holding team and we will consider your request.

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The work and ongoing projects of Flight Consulting Group Holding and its companies are highly appreciated among professionals in business aviation, as well as other areas.

FCG OPS is certified 24/7 flight operations control & dispatch center for flight planning, coordination and following worldwide.


Dispatch Center

FCG OPS is one of the largest European certified dispatch centers for flight planning, coordination and following worldwide. It is being successfully audited by Austrian, Swiss, Maltese, German and other air operators and CAA.

More than 90 aircrafts are performing flights across the globe under FCG OPS supervision.

Full reorganization in 2015:
• New organizational structure
• New HR and training system
• New procedures and standards
• New IT platform ATOM
• New dispatch facilities

More than 80 000 flights served in 125 countries and 2 500 airports.


FCG OPS provides services for air operators, management companies, private aircraft owners, brokers, military and government organizations.


Full range of ground services worldwide: PPR/slot, ground handling, BAT/VIP terminals, refueling, transportation and catering.


Worldwide overfly and landing permit obtaining directly from Civil Aviation Authorities including urgent, ambulance, charter and cargo flights.


Route calculation and optimization by navigator using professional software (JetPlanner, JepView, PPS, Arinc), flight briefing preparation.


Handling supervision in Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Belarus and Kazakhstan with own supervisor, unified high standards and service quality level.


Aircraft movement following, communication with all parties involved, slot coordination and flight plan adjustment with ATC.


Survey for the best fuel price for every flight using special direct contracts with numerous global and local fuel suppliers worldwide.

Our locations
FBO RIGA Business Aviation Center
Supervision Network
Ground Support Network


Customer Support is available 24/7

Tel: +371 67 207 721
Fax: +371 67 207 075

Mail: ops@fcg.aero

A full-service Fixed Base Operator.



FBO RIGA operates at Riga International Airport since 2000 and has more than 15 years of experience in ground handling of non-scheduled flights. Ultra-modern Business Aviation Center was opened in September 2015.

FBO RIGA became an absolute leader in Handler / service Provider / FBO nomination receiving the first prize of Sapphire Pegasus Award and becoming the best FBO in Europe.

The philosophy of FBO RIGA is a personalized approach to every customer and an exceptional quality service meeting the highest international standards.

Beyond borders,
Beyond competition.
Perfection in every detail.

Business Aviation Center


In 2015, our company has put into service our own FBO RIGA Business Aviation Center, which has become one of the largest in the EU and the largest in the Baltics. The new business aviation center is in compliance with the highest standards of safety and customer service quality.

The new FBO RIGA center includes a state-of-the-art business aviation terminal (1,200 square metres) with an adjacent car park, a heated hangar (8,400 square metres), an apron with parking stands for business jets, and a helipad.


The FBO RIGA terminal is used both for servicing business aviation passengers and holding international meetings, presentations, and premium events. The terminal is equipped with six comfortable boarding areas, two VIP meeting rooms equipped with a state-of-the-art infrastructure, a classy bar and a art gallery. Plane parking stands and the helipad are within just 10 metres of the exit to the apron.

A separate area with work and recreation rooms for flight crews is provided for in the terminal. Three comfortable rooms for crew accommodation are planned to be opened as well.

HANGAR 8400 M2

The hangar is specially designed for the storage and technical maintenance of aircraft and can easily hold up to 5 Boeing Business Jets or 9 Gulfstream 550 business jets. It also provides a separate space for workshops, premises for the storage of aviation equipment, and offices for the engineering and technical staff.

The opening of new ultra-modern business aviation center allows FBO RIGA to improve its customer service quality, expand its range of services, and offer even more advantageous and flexible terms for the storage and technical maintenance of aircraft in Riga.
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FBO RIGA terminal

FBO RIGA offers a full range of services for the ground handling of aircraft, passengers, and flight crews of charter and business aviation flights at the Riga International Airport.


Business aviation operators and business jets owners are welcome to take advantage of our company’s attractive offers for the stationing and storage of aircraft at the new FBO RIGA Business Aviation Center.

FBO RIGA understands and highly appreciates the uniqueness of each of its customers; therefore, we shall be happy to develop a personalised jet stationing solution for you with the necessary range of services.

Ground handling

The full range of ground handling services is provided at the Riga International Airport: for aircraft, refuelling, watering, loading in-flight meals, placing the aircraft into the hangar, cabin cleaning and more; for passengers, passport and customs control, flight check-ins and others.


The business aviation terminal includes a VIP hall with 6 comfortable boarding areas, 2 separate VIP meeting rooms, a classy bar, a multi-brand boutique, as well as a migration service and customs check-point. Aircraft parking stands are within just 10 metres of the exit to the apron.


The heated hangar features an 8,400-square-metre parking and storage space for business aviation planes. The hangar is capable of holding all kinds business aviation aircraft, up to the size of a Boeing Business Jet.

Apron parking

We offer attractive prices and conditions for the parking of aircraft on the apron at the FBO RIGA terminal: perfect availability for crews, engineering, technical and other aviation equipment on the apron, convenient logistics services.

Crew facilities

The terminal includes several recreation and briefing rooms for crews. Moreover, the following amenities are at the crew’s service: washing machine with a dryer, refrigerator, dishwasher, tea, coffee, water, ice, fresh newspapers and boxes for personal belongings.


We offer competitive rates for refuelling with Jet-A1 and AVGAS 10LL fuels.

Catering by the best restaurants

FBO RIGA offers a wide range of haute cuisine meals and provides on board delivery from the best restaurants of Riga and Jurmala at customers’ request. FBO RIGA recommended choice is VINCENTS restaurant – No.1 restaurant in Latvia for many years!

Ground support equipment

FBO RIGA possesses all the necessary equipment for the ground handling of aircraft, such as ground power units, towing/push-back tugs, oxygen supply stations, as well as WC service, potable water service, tire pressure check and other equipment.


Treatment of all kinds of aircraft with de-/anti-icing liquids.

Aircraft cleaning and washing

Fuselage washing and an all-round cleaning of the cabin, the cockpit area, and the luggage compartments.

Aircraft technical maintenance

The SOLINAIR line station, a certified aircraft maintenance and repair service provider, in partnership with Lufthansa Bombardier Aviation Services, is providing a wide range of services. The maintenance and repair services are provided by SOLINAIR's EASA Part-145 certified professionals. It provides maintenance services for different types of business aircraft including Bombardier CL 604/605, Global Express/XRS/5000/6000, Embraer Legacy 600/650, Challenger 800/850, etc..

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Customer Support is available 24/7

Tel: +371 67 668 676
Fax: +371 67 303 081

JET TRAVEL is IATA certified 24/7 travel agency specializing in services for business aviation crew members.

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JET TRAVEL provides travel services for business aviation crews.

There are more than 400 flight crew members on permanent support. Specialization on crews allows to provide the most suitable and comfortable services designed especially for crew members taking into account operations specifics.


JET TRAVEL provides 24/7 travel services using professional booking systems and adjusting service package for individual needs of flight crew.


Travel route planning using special tariffs for air tickets, ferries and railway, complex route optimization and comparison from several sources.


Most suitable hotel offers especially for crew needs (taking into account distance from airport/city center, local environment), numerous of direct contracts with attractive tariffs in frequent locations.


Passenger limousines, helicopters and crew transfer (including car rental) arranging worldwide, trip monitoring and adjusting with flight schedule.

We will be happy to help you implement your boldest plans and to take charge of all the issues related to the organisation and management of your trip!


Customer Support is available 24/7

Tel: +371 67 033 390
Fax: +371 67 033 391

ATOM platform combines functions of ERP, CRM, flight management, reporting and business analytics.



ATOM is unique IT platform produced for FBO and OCC needs. It is incorporating the functionalities of ERP (enterprise resource planning), CRM (customer relationship management), flight management, reporting and business analytics. The system allows to incorporate the work of all the holding’s departments, partners, and customers.

ATOM is not just state-of-the-art IT platform – it is our philosophy, working principles and know-how based on many years of experience.

The wide-range functionality of the system encompasses all the necessary areas:

  • Management and planning (ERP)
  • Single information data base (CRM)
  • Flight scheduling
  • Flight following
  • Customer communication portal
  • Accounting, Invoicing
  • Reporting
  • Linking to other software

All your flight details right at your fingertips!

Advantages for business


The intuitive user-friendly web-based interface supported by the major operating systems such as Windows, MAC OS, Android, and iOS


Allows work via a web browser from any device including smartphones and tablets


Cloud technologies and double duplication reservation


High level of security during data processing and storage (uptime 99.99%)


Professional support and prompt consulting services 24/7

ATOM in action

Flight planning

Customer order registration

Complex route setting and service package definition for each of its segments

Assigning flight support tasks, defining priorities

Flight support

Automated request creation by template

Status tracking and booking confirmation

Quality control and task completeness checking

Crew briefing forming


Flexible and individual rate-setting system

Invoice creation and distribution

Integration with the accounting system and Internet bank

External access

Access to all the necessary information for customers and suppliers

Orders submission

Messaging and file exchange

Individual interfaces for mobile devices and tablets


Storage of necessary information and documentation on customers, suppliers, airports, etc.

Integration of prices on the suppliers’ services

Individual report list formation

Exporting to Excel, PDF, sending via e-mail

Customers (CRM)

Storage of necessary information and documentation on customers, suppliers, airports, etc.

Integration of prices on the suppliers’ services

Built-in e-mail manager

FCG Aviation Development is an expert in the engineering design and development of business aviation infrastructure. Provides a professional support in recruitment and training, certification and licensing.


FCG Aviation Development is an expert in the engineering design and development of business aviation infrastructure. The company has successfully implemented several international projects, one of them is construction of the new FBO RIGA business aviation center is coming to an end at the Riga International Airport.


FCG Aviation Development specialises in the implementation of turnkey infrastructure projects in the business aviation area and assists companies in matters of personnel selection for training and certification and licensing of the activities.

Comprehensive analysis and audit of the current situation

Functional and technological as well as organisational and financial aspects of business activity

This phase is necessary in order to obtain a detailed picture of the current situation, specification of the customer’s wishes, and analysis of the utilised technologies, procedures, and management practices.

Implementation of infrastructure projects in business aviation

Drafting of a concept and configuration of the full range of technological functions, planning, design, construction, and commissioning of the infrastructure facilities (hangars, terminals).

Personnel training and coaching for efficient management of the complex

Drafting of a schedule, selecting specialists with the necessary qualifications, building a team by areas of activity.

  • Identification of each specialist's functional responsibilities;
  • Identification of the level of responsibility and competences;
  • Definition of professional selection criteria;
  • Development of the specialist training programme;
  • Conducting familiarisation training for the selected personnel.

Creation of work documentation

Working out the matters of certification and licensing of activities and personnel in order to obtain the necessary national and international permits/approvals.


Tel: +371 67 207 300
Fax: +371 67 207 400