Bizjetliner completions specialist AMAC Aerospace has begun work on its first widebody VIP conversion. Last month, the Swiss company received a green Boeing 777-200 LR to be made into a luxury transport for Jeddah-based aircraft management firm Aviation Link.
The twinjet, scheduled for completion and delivery in 2012, was flown from the airframer's Everett, Washington factory to AMAC's facility at EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg. Abdulaziz Al-Rowaished, Aviation Link's president and CEO said, "The high quality of workmanship and on-time delivery on previous completion projects convinced us to select AMAC." The work will be undertaken in the company's newest hangar, which was officially opened on December 2 and can accommodate jets up to the size of a B747-8, simultaneously with a smaller BBJ or ACJ, and can be extended to house an Airbus A3