AMAC Aerospace has returned an ACJ320 to a new customer following a VIP completion. The aircraft was previously used as an airliner, and was brought to AMAC Aerospace after it was sold to a private owner.
The new cabin features custom furniture, decorative inlays, handmade carpet, a master bedroom and lavatory, two VIP lavatories, 10 single VIP seats and four VIP divans that convert into beds. Some original economy seats have been refurbished. All three VIP lavatories include a foot washer, developed in-house.
Technical equipment includes a new satcom system, CMS and digital IFE including zoom and quad cameras. Various service bulletins – including the installation of two additional fuel tanks – have been carried out within what AMAC Aerospace described as a “very challenging” ground time.
“The VIP A320 completion project was delivered on time and within budget,” said Bernd Schramm, group chief operating officer, AMAC Aerospace. “We are extremely happy with the end result and we relish the opportunity to take on our next completion project and to further strengthen our excellent position within the market.”
The company also announced the return to service of four aircraft after maintenance work. A privately owned ACJ319 was delivered on time to its owner following a heavy base maintenance input. The aircraft, which was outfitted and delivered by AMAC in 2012, underwent a maintenance program that included a C-check. The VIP cabin was partially removed by AMAC’s engineers.
A B737 NG owned by a Middle East customer was delivered on time and within budget after a C-check in conjunction with a partial cabin removal and various aesthetical repairs.
Two G450 aircraft were also released to service, following a registration change to a new owner and operator. AMAC’s Design Organization covered new cabin placards and an engineering order for new livery. AMAC says its maintenance and logistics organization fulfilled all the registration change requirements within a short downtime. During the registration change and defect rectification process, the highly specialized Gulfstream team at AMAC performed maintenance activities.
The company sent the two aircraft to a partner for exterior painting, conducted according to AMAC’s quality standards. The company audits all selected paint facilities, monitors the work and provides Part 145 maintenance activities alongside the paint work (for example, the balancing of flight controls, aircraft weighing and release to service).
In other news, AMAC Aerospace signed maintenance contracts on two B737 aircraft and has delivered one B737 NG after a maintenance input. Two B737 aircraft will undergo an annual check. The first aircraft was scheduled to enter the facility at the end of July 2016, and the second is due to be inducted in August 2016.
August 3, 2016