AMAC Opens In Basel with A320 Completion

 - December 2, 2008, 4:28 AM

AMAC Aerospace, launched in July 2007, is ready for business in the first of two new hangars at EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg, Switzerland.

According to CEO Heinz Köhli, the start-up maintenance, completion and refurbishment center officially opened its doors on November 11 but had already begun work on its first project, an Airbus A320 executive interior for a Middle East client.

The initial phase of construction on the facility includes a 43,000-sq-ft double hangar, as well as workshops and offices totaling an additional 10,000 sq ft. The second phase of construction will be completed in the middle of next year and feature an 86,100-sq-ft widebody hangar as well as still more shops and offices.

More than 100 employees are at work already, and AMAC expects to employ more than 250 by the end of next year.

AMAC was founded by partners Heinz Köhli, Kadri Muhiddin, Bernd Schramm and Mauro Grossi. The four men have a total of more than 90 years of experience in the aviation industry, ranging from heavy maintenance and overhaul to completion and refurbishment, to finance and organization.