AMAC starts completion work on VIP B747-8i for Middle East client.

Monday 10th December 2012

AMAC Aerospace, the Swiss-based provider of corporate aviation maintenance and completion services has just started work on its third widebody and largest aircraft completion project to date - a Boeing 747-8i.

The work, for an unnamed VIP Middle East private customer, represents a full two-year contract and calls for full nose to tail outfitting.

Activity will be carried out in the company's new wide-bodied aircraft hangar, inaugurated in September, 2012 at AMAC's Euroairport Basel Mulhouse facilities.

The production programme will feature a new integrated concept featuring Greenpoint Technologies 'Overhead Space Utilization' (OSU) loft, designed for multiple sleeper berths or lounges. These will be positioned at the aft of the aircraft cabin.

AMAC's engineering team shall also work on the installation of private and work areas within the VIP cabin with, avionics systems, a master bedroom and master lavatory, VIP lavatories throughout the cabin, guest areas and special lighting and configurations for both day and night. AMAC will also install Audio Video on Demand (AVOD), SATCOM / TV, external cameras (left, right, tail and belly cams) and RGB mood lighting.

"We are extremely pleased to be taking on this new and highly prestigious contract for an existing customer in the Middle East and AMAC will be dedicating a sizeable team to the project," said Bernd Schramm, AMAC Group Chief Operating Officer.

The undertaking of this project follows hard on the heels of AMAC successfully completing a Boeing 777-200LR. The aircraft was delivered to the Middle East in October.

Earlier this year AMAC was approved by Boeing as a Boeing Warranty Service Center and further complementing its widebody completions expertise on Boeing and Airbus aircraft, it recently achieved European EASA Part 145 approval to undertake heavy base maintenance on Boeing 777 series, B747-400, B747-8i and Airbus A330 / A340 series. Base and line maintenance services on these types can now be provided to all AMAC customers, with no restrictions.

  • About AMAC Aerospace:

AMAC Aerospace, founded five years ago, is headed by Executive Chairman & Group CEO Kadri Muhiddin, together with Group COO Bernd Schramm and Group CFO Mauro Grossi.

The company boasts a 560-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 three wide-body and six single-aisle large jets, plus lighter business jet types.

AMAC opened its third new wide body hangar in Basel in September, paving the way for heavy jet maintenance on VIP aircraft to commence next year.

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