A wide-body aircraft has arrived in Basel, Switzerland, for a Gogo 2Ku inflight connectivity installation by AMAC Aerospace’s Boeing team. The connectivity solution is designed to deliver more bandwidth for high-speed internet service.
The system will be configured with two antennas, one for the forward link (for transmitting data to the aircraft) and one for the return link, which receives the data.
“We realise that perfect onboard connectivity is very important for our customers,” said Eric Hoegen, director of completion sales and key account management at AMAC. “With our existing STC capabilities, we are happy to offer our customers an incomparable and high-speed internet experience on their aircraft.”
AMAC also welcomed a privately owned BBJ 737 for a 12-year inspection in mid-October 2020. The company said the D-check is by far the most comprehensive and demanding check for an aircraft. During a D-check, more or less the entire aircraft is taken apart for inspection and overhaul.
A second privately owned BBJ 737 is also expected for due maintenance. The aircraft will be equipped with a Ka-band antenna.
“More and more customers want to enjoy the same connectivity on board as they are used to their homes,” said Alexis Ott, director of maintenance sales and key account management at AMAC. “We are happy to make it happen.”
The company was also awarded two new maintenance projects. An ACJ319 arrived in Basel recently to undergo a 4C-check. This includes a detailed inspection of the aircraft structure and a thorough test of the systems. In addition, a privately owned Gulfstream G550 arrived in early November 2020 for a C-check.