AMAC Aerospace reported it has more than a half-dozen VIP airliner projects in hangar or arriving soon, along with work on large cabin Bombardiers and a Gulfstream. Among the contracts: a head-of-state MD-87 is getting a new generation CVR and FDR system, multiple C-checks, and landing gear overhaul, as well as a head-of-state Boeing 747-8 for a C-check. One owner’s pair of BBJs are concurrently having Ka-Band Wi-Fi systems installed, along with base maintenance checks, while another’s VIP-configured 787 is coming for a 12-month check.
Additionally, an Airbus ACJ319 and ACJ318 are undergoing multiple inspections, and another ACJ319 is to get an avionics upgrade and heavy base maintenance check.
“Despite limitational circumstances of Covid-19 pandemic, we see a slow improvement of flight activities in business aviation, and are pleased to have regular maintenance inputs,” said AMAC maintenance director Alexis Ott.
Large-cabin aircraft projects include pre-purchase inspections on two Bombardier Global 6000s, and another Global 6000 is due in for maintenance checks shortly. AMAC is also performing a base maintenance check on a Gulfstream V. Meanwhile, the owner of a super-midsize Challenger 300 inducted for maintenance checks in September has now commissioned the Switzerland-based VIP MRO to perform cabin interior work on the twinjet.