Amac Expands Bizav Services with New Hangar

 - September 20, 2012, 4:10 PM
Amac Aerospace opened its third hangar at Basel, Switerland, this week.

Five years after its founding by former Jet Aviation executive Heinz Koehli, Amac Aerospace has significantly strengthened its credentials as a business aviation services group with the opening of its third hangar in Basel, Switzerland, last week. This also comes on the heels of the company’s setting up a new maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facility in Istanbul, Turkey.

With these recent additions, Amac CEO and group executive chairman Kadri Muhiddin said his company is no longer purely a completions specialist and can now offer a range of MRO services, up to D-checks on the largest bizliners. Amac aims to draw on its specialist knowledge of business aircraft interiors to differentiate itself from other MRO organizations that specialize mainly in airliner support. “We won’t do airliners, and airline MRO facilities don’t have the know-how to maintain these interiors. The most value is in this,” Muhiddin told AIN.

COO Bernd Schramm said that the company wants to “find the right balance” between completions and maintenance. “At the moment we are 60 percent completions but maintenance is more stable, which is why we’ve decided to go into maintenance more,” he said.