When a business aircraft completion takes more than 500,000 man-hours, you know nothing was spared on the project. “The principal set very high standards for this elegant interior,” said Bernd Schramm, COO of Amac Group, which delivered the first Boeing BBJ 777-200LR this week to a Middle East-based customer.
Basel, Switzerland-based Amac’s business is split among executive completions, maintenance work and its hangar space, which can accommodate up to three widebodies and six single-aisle bizliners, along with lighter aircraft.
The BBJ 777 went to Aviation Link in Saudi Arabia after 19 months at the Basel completion facility. Inside it is now configured with a master bedroom, master lavatory, private lounges, majlis, cabanas, guest areas, staff areas and more than one galley. An in-flight entertainment system, humidification system, satcom, voice over Internet protocol phone system and Wi-Fi all contribute to passenger comfort.
Amac received warranty service center approval from Boeing in May this year and has recently achieved EASA Part 145 approval to undertake heavy base maintenance on the Boeing 777, 747-400/8i and Airbus A330/A340. It expects to begin heavy jet maintenance on executive aircraft in its newly opened facilities in the New Year. – A.L.