AMAC Aerospace has completed its first airliner refurbishment project, having refurbished and reconfigured an A319 for a Swiss airline. The work was carried out during a downtime for the fulfilment of some minor maintenance tasks. The aircraft was released to service 10 days after its arrival.
“We are very proud to have been awarded the project from a Swiss airline company and to make a step towards the commercial market,” said Alexis Ott, director of maintenance sales and key account management at AMAC Aerospace. “We are delighted to have performed this maintenance input for a commercial operator. Furthermore, we installed the maximum amount of passenger seats and added an additional row on the A319.”
In other news, AMAC signed a contract to install Ka-band equipment on an A321, its first such project for this aircraft type. AMAC will extend its existing STC capabilities, which already cover A319 and A320 ceo and neo types.
In addition, an A330 is shortly expected at the company’s site in Basel, Switzerland, for a heavy base maintenance check. In parallel, AMAC will remove the VIP cabin for structural inspections and several repairs and improvements. The company will update all technical systems and reinstall the cabin. The work is expected to be completed in a short downtime.
The Basel site is also due to welcome a privately owned A319 for a partial cabin refurbishment that will involve stripping several seats and recovering them with new materials.
Other forthcoming projects include a 24-month check on an A318, a project that also involves the overhaul of landing gear, break, thrust reverser and forward engine mounts. Meanwhile, a privately owned B737 is to undergo a 3C check and landing gear overhaul, and another privately owned B737 arrived to undergo an A check within a one-week ground time.