A head-of-state Bombardier Challenger 605 has arrived at AMAC Aerospace’s facility in Basel, Switzerland, for a periodic inspection. Overall the company reports high demand for annual and monthly checks. A Gulfstream G550 arrived for an annual check at the end of April 2020, and the company is due to carry out an extensive 4-, 12-, 24-, 32-, 48- and 96-month check, plus Airworthiness Directive (ADs) and SB tasks, on a second G550.
In addition, an ACJ319 recently arrived to undergo a 6-, 12- and 25-month check, a second ACJ319 is due in May 2020 for a 6-month check, and another ACJ319 is due to arrive in May for a Ka-band connectivity system installation.
The company has also secured new maintenance contracts for three privately owned Bombardier aircraft. A Global 6000 arrived in April for a periodic inspection and registration change, while a Global 5000 is due to arrive in May for a six-month-check and service bulletins (SBs). AMAC was also tasked with performing an annual check on a Global XRS.
In April, AMAC announced new maintenance projects including a Bombardier Global XRS that arrived at the end of February for a partial cabin interior refurbishment, an ADSB-Out installation and an avionics upgrade to Primus Elite. The scope of refurbishment includes re-working the seats, divans and carpet.
AMAC also signed a new contract with a Middle East customer for an ACJ318, to arrive by the end of this summer. “Despite the challenging times we are all going through, be it the logistical or manpower issues, we are working hard to implement all our customers’ requests and to deliver the running projects with as much a short ground time, as possible,” said Alexis Ott, director of maintenance sales and key account management at AMAC. “Currently, we receive many requests for aircraft disinfection, mostly on short notice, which we are happy to carry out for our customers and partners.”