Two head-of-state aircraft arrived at AMAC Aerospace’s facility in Basel, Switzerland, in October 2020. The company also gained several new orders for maintenance checks on Airbus, Bombardier and Boeing aircraft, and is offering a cabin disinfection service for all aircraft types.
One of the head-of-state aircraft is a McDonnell Douglas MD-87, on which AMAC will install a new generation of cockpit voice recorder and a flight data recorder system. In addition, the aircraft will undergo multiple C-checks and a landing gear overhaul. The second head-of-state aircraft, a Boeing B747-8, arrived mid-October 2020 to undergo a C-check.
AMAC’s new maintenance contracts include three projects for privately owned Airbus aircraft. An A318 arrived in September 2020 to undergo 1A-, 2A- and 3A-checks, as well as out-of-phase (OOP) tasks. An A319 has also arrived, for 1A-, 2A-, 1C-, 2C- and 4C-inspections. An ACJ319 is due to arrive in the next few weeks for an avionics update and heavy base maintenance check.
“Despite the limitational circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic, AMAC is pleased to have regular maintenance inputs,” said Alexis Ott, director of maintenance sales and key account management. “We are happy to see a slow improvement of flight activities in business aviation. This shows a positive impact in our business segment.”
AMAC has also been tasked with carrying out a pre-purchase inspection (PPI) on two privately owned Bombardier Global 6000s. Both aircraft have already arrived in Basel. A third privately owned Global 6000 is expected in the next few weeks. The aircraft will undergo a 500h-/1,000h-check and a 15-/30-month check. AMAC won a project for a 24-month inspection on a Bombardier Challenger 300 in September 2020. The customer has now commissioned AMAC to perform multiple cabin interior tasks on the aircraft. Finally, AMAC was tasked with an annual inspection for a Bombardier Challenger 605.
AMAC also welcomed two BBJ737s in Basel. The owner of the two aircraft assigned AMAC’s Boeing team to carry out two Ka-band installations, and base maintenance checks. In addition, a private Boeing B787 will undergo a due 12-month check. Furthermore, AMAC is to carry out a base maintenance check on a Gulfstream GV.
Responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, AMAC is offering aircraft cabin disinfection services for any type of aircraft at its hangars in Basel, as well as in Bodrum and Istanbul, Turkey.