AMAC Takes On VIP 747-8 Refurbishment, New Mx Projects

 - April 1, 2020, 11:38 AM
AMAC recently began a refurbishment of this VIP 747-8 at its facility in Basel, Switzerland. (Photo: AMAC Aerospace)

AMAC Aerospace has signed a contract to reconfigure the cabin and update the interior of a Boeing Business Jet 747-8. The contract was among several new projects the VIP completions and MRO specialist has taken on recently.

To be completed at AMAC’s facility in Basel, the 747-8 work will also involve a 72-month-check that is conducted in parallel with the refurbishment. AMAC will upgrade the aircraft with the latest technology, including the installation of a Ka-Band system and updated in-flight entertainment.

Other recent projects include an annual check on a privately-owned Boeing BBJ that is to arrive in Basel shortly. Another BBJ recently arrived for a six-month check, and AMAC recently provided AOG support on another BBJ. In that case, AMAC sent a team to Geneva within 24 hours of the request coming in to return the aircraft to service immediately. Meanwhile, AMAC began work on a Bombardier Global 6000 in February, including a 30-month check.

“AMAC Aerospace’s maintenance projects will remain constant and challenging in 2020. We are continuously expanding our client portfolio and we are looking forward to new ambitious projects,” said Alexis Ott, director of maintenance sales and key account management.

While this work has been ongoing, AMAC received ISO 9001:2015 recognition for implementing and maintaining quality management systems.