AMAC Aerospace redelivers first Airbus A340 maintenance and refurbishment project.

Monday 11th November 2013

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  • AMAC Delivers first A340

AMAC Aerospace, a leading provider of corporate aviation maintenance and completion services, has announced ahead of this year's Dubai Air Show that it has redelivered its first wide body project, an Airbus A340, to a private Middle Eastern client. The Airbus A340 aircraft came to AMAC initially for a C8 Maintenance check but an additional partial refurbishment was also requested which consisted of woodwork restoration, renewed flooring, and implementation of changed seat configurations.

The woodwork, ncluding, but not limited to, side-ledges, top surfaces, in all forward VIP zones was completely sanded down and re-varnished. All the carpets were replaced in the same area.  The existing first class cabin, which features fabric first class seats, was re-configured from two rows to three rows providing an additional two further seats in this class.  AMAC also carried out a complicated re-location of the aft partitions separating the first and business class areas, which required re-pitching of the Business Class seats.  In the aft of the cabin, new storage areas were included in the economy seating area in the left hand and center areas. The right hand section of economy was equipped to handle charging devices such as mobile phones and iPad's.

"AMAC Aerospace worked hard to make sure this project was completed in a timely manner.  Our engineering and production departments were very efficient in making the necessary changes to finalize all requests made by the client and we are proud to see this aircraft return to service" said Bernd Schramm, AMAC Group Chief Operating Officer.

The work on the aircraft took place in its third hangar at its headquarters at EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg where the state-of-the-art facility has been designed to easily accommodate wide body completion and maintenance projects. AMAC formally inaugurated its third maintenance and completion hangar for wide-body aircraft in September 2012.   The opening of the 90,420 sq ft hangar and production facility has been the catalyst for the company's entrĂ©e into providing maintenance for wide-bodied aircraft.

In addition AMAC Aerospace was granted European EASA Part 145 approval to undertake heavy base maintenance on the Airbus A330 and A340 Series and Boeing B747-400 and B747-8 Series in September 2012. Since then AMAC has delivered two Boeing BBJ 777 and one Airbus A319 aircraft projects.

The company performs all major inspections including repairs and modifications, delivery of Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) Customer Bulletins (CB) Service Bulletins (SB) and Airworthiness Directive (AD) avionic repairs, upgrades and other installation undertakings, in addition to the company's extensive maintenance service capabilities.

About AMAC Aerospace:

AMAC Aerospace, founded in 2006, is headed by Group Executive Chairman & CEO Kadri Muhiddin.  The company boasts a 600-strong workforce and an order book of US$1 billion plus.  Its business is split 60:40 between VIP completions and maintenance work and its extensive hangarage facilities in Basel, Switzerland have the capability to accommodate two wide-body and four single-aisle large jets, plus lighter business jet types.

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