AMAC Aerospace Switzerland has completed and returned to service its first BBJ 747-8i in VVIP configuration, following a two-year downtime.
The completion center reports that the cabin features custom monuments, exotic materials, bespoke artwork and plenty of storage space. It is designed to enable passengers to move easily through the space. Technical equipment includes peripheral cameras on the exterior of the aircraft, live TV, satcom installations, additional water tanks, showers, beds and galleys.
“We are all proud to see this project come to an end; we hope that the principal will recognize the level of detail coming from our skilled craftsmen and women,” said Christian Schirlin, head of project management at AMAC Aerospace. “We would like to thank our client, his flight operations team, all the men and women that have made this project a reality.”
“The tireless efforts made by our teams of people working day and night are a testament to why we are the best in this business,” said Bernd Schramm, group chief operating officer at AMAC Aerospace. “We have really come a long way with this BBJ 747-8i, as it has tested every person as an individual and challenged the departments, who have relentlessly combed through thousands of documents from production, to analysis, to installation, to certification through to the acceptance tests and shake-down flights. New learning curves have enabled AMAC to refine and improve our products and procedures, and have given valuable insights into what is feasible. We are extremely happy with the end result and we relish the opportunity to take on our next wide-body project.”