AMAC Aerospace to complete an ACJ A319 for first Chinese client.

Tuesday 8th April 2014

  • AMAC
  • Alberto Pinto Interior for AMAC first Chinese client

Switzerland-based AMAC Aerospace, a leading provider of corporate aviation maintenance and completion services, announced today it has been awarded its first completion contract from an Asian-based client. The aircraft, an ACJ A319 will undergo a complete nose to tail completion using designs provided by world renowned interior designer Alberto Pinto. The completion project is anticipated to start in summer 2014 and will be re-delivered by Q2 2015. This will be the third A319 that AMAC has worked on but only the first time it will have worked on behalf of an Asian client. The work will be carried out at the EuroAirport Basel, Switzerland, in one of AMAC's purpose built state-of-the-art hangars.

The new aircraft interior will utilise exclusive materials such as mother of pearl paint for the exterior, earth colour leathers for the interior furnishings, black lacquers for top and side surfaces and champagne gold satins for plating, that have been designed to combine harmoniously to meet VVIP style standards. Carbon fibre elements including seats, sofas, side ledges and tables to name a few will be used for interior style accents. The interior will feature 10 business class seats, night configuration for sleeping, 1x VIP shower, 2x VIP lavatories, VIP Aft Galley to name but a few details.

For communications and entertainment, one SATCOM system will be enhanced to allow ground to air and air to ground calls and usage of the internet, Passenger Visual Information System (PVIS) will be incorporated, Camera systems, Anti Intrusion system with an array of Audio & Video on Demand (AVOD) and In Flight Entertainment (IFE) systems.

"Alberto Pinto has built a reputation for creating interiors that showcase an environment in a manner that reflects the personality of the owner and we are looking forward to translating these high-end quality designs into a beautiful interior on behalf of our client. It is also extremely exciting for us that we will be applying our expertise to an aircraft from the Asia region. Once completed, AMAC expects this to be one of the finest, most technologically capable aircraft in the world," said Bernd Schramm, Group Chief Operation Officer for AMAC.

The new Asian customer will join AMAC's elite customer portfolio which has already seen a number of wide body aircraft completions including the completion of two Boeing B777s completed to VVIP standards and the first refurbishment of an A340 into VIP standard for clients in the Middle East.

About AMAC Aerospace;

AMAC Aerospace, founded in 2007, 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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