AMAC Aerospace Set To Open in August

 - December 27, 2007, 7:23 AM

AMAC Aerospace is preparing to open as a new completions, refurbishment and maintenance provider for business aircraft in August. The Swiss start-up company is being founded by former Jet Aviation CEO Heinz Köhli and will be based at EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg, near Jet Aviation’s completions center. In late October, AMAC signed a 35-year lease on a 452,000-sq-ft site at the airport. It will start construction this month for the first of three hangars–one of which will be able to accommodate the largest widebody airliners and the other two suitable for Boeing Business Jets and Airbus ACJs. The largest hangar will be ready in next year’s first quarter. Köhli said he chose Basel because of the availability of skilled labor, including car makers recently laid off from a Peugeot factory in neighboring France.