Kadri Muhiddin…Group Executive Chairman and CEO, AMAC Aerospace

We are proud to offer our esteemed clientele the chance to experience AMAC professionalism in handing these unique aircraft….aircraft renowned for requiring considerably more attention than standard commercial airliners
-Muhiddin

2015 was a very successful year for AMAC Aerospace, AMAC has now boosted its service capabilities in 2016

AMAC Aerospace started 2016 on a high note, opening its fourth hanger at EuroAirport in Basel, Switzerland, after only 11 months construction time.

The new hangar is designed to accommodate at least one wide-body aircraft along with two narrow-bodies. Unlike the already existing three hangars, the fourth one is purely dedicated to maintenance projects and wide-body aircraft. AMAC Aerospace dedicates one wide-body hangar to completions and refurbishment services. China wide-body VIP aircraft owners would be especially welcome to experience AMAC’s expanded services.

These hangars together comfortably accommodate multiple narrow-and wide-body aircraft across the Boeing an Airbus fleets and can extend to service an A380. AMAC’s smaller hangar is designed to simultaneously accommodate a wide variety of aircraft combinations for maintenance work. For instance , two narrow-body aircraft, Boeing Business Jets and /or Airbus A318, A319, A320, A321 or Gulfstreams and selected Bombardier jets.

“Our brand new fourth 7,280-sq-m hangar is our maintenance center for privately-owned and operated wide-body aircraft, serving our clients from around the world, including Greater China.

The construction of hangar number four was done in less than one year downtime. Around 60 workers were occupied at its peak. The same construction team, architects and engineers that were involved in the construction of the other three hangars were again part of the build-up of the new hangar. All hangars are equipped with the latest technological innovations. They meet the highest standards of safety and environmental conformity.

SUCCUSSFUL YEAR

The inauguration of the fourth hangar is just one highlight at the end of a very successful 2015 at AMAC Aerospace. There have been several milestones achieved within the last year, to name only a few:

  • In June, AMAC Aerospace was successfully awarded the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Air Agency Certificate empowering it to operate an FAA-approved repair station. The long-anticipated arrival came after several years of negotiations with its industry peers. AMAC Aerospace is now authorized to undertake repair station work on airframes, accessories, power plants, landing gears and non-=destructive inspections, testing and processing on N registered aircraft.
  • In July, AMAC Aerospace successfully completed and returned to service its first B747-8i in VVIP configuration, which stemmed over a two-year project downtime. This made it the first completions center in the world to redeliver an aircraft of this size and complexity.
  • In August, a VVIP B777-200 aircraft was inducted for a heavy base maintenance check at Basel with various cabin system modifications and upgrades to be performed for enhanced passenger comfort. AMAC was chosen by the undisclosed customer due to its high level of expertise in removing and reinstalling VVIP cabin interiors.
  • In November, Pilatus appointed AMAC Aerospace as the exclusive sales distributor for its all-new PC-24 light jet in the Middle East, extending AMAC’s existing agreement with the single-engine turboprop aircraft manufacturer as an authorized service centre and sales distributor for the PC-12NG in the region.
  • A privately owned Airbus A319 has been inducted for a heavy maintenance C Check at Basel, and various modifications on the Satcom system as well as on the Passenger Information System (PIS) will be undertaken.
  • A new heavy base maintenance contract was signed for a privately owned A330 with an undisclosed customer and the aircraft was indicated at the end of 2015.
  • Most recently, a heavy base maintenance contract for a head-of-state BBJ (737-700) has been signed. Various cockpit updates and cabin modifications will be performed during this layover and the aircraft will be inducted in the first quarter of 2016.

AMAC Aerospace Switzerland offers narrow and wide-body VIP completions and maintenance for the corporate and private aviation market with its main facilities strategically stationed in the heart of Europe at EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse.

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