June and July 2019 have been busy months at AMAC Aerospace’s headquarters in Basel, Switzerland, with various maintenance projects completed and still more awarded to the company.
Projects completed in June included a double engine change and a pre-purchase inspection (PPI) on a G450; a base maintenance check for a head-of-state BBJ 737 (completed ahead of schedule); and a 4C-check, six-month check inspection and registration change for a privately owned Global 6000. AMAC also completed a C-check, major repairs and a partial cabin refurbishment on a head-of-state BBJ 777, working in three shifts to deliver the aircraft on time.
Newly awarded maintenance projects included a privately owned Global 5000 that was inducted in June for its 2,200-hour due maintenance check and service bulletins; a privately owned BBJ 777 for which AMAC Aerospace will carry out a 1A and a 2A check in conjunction with an out-of-phase (OOP) task; and a head-of-state BBJ 737 requiring a C-check.
Other new maintenance awards include 15-month and 500-hours inspections for a Global 5000, and an overnight AOG on-site maintenance event on another Global 5000. Also in June, AMAC Aerospace inducted a head-of-state BBJ 737 for an annual check and a head-of-state BBJ 747 on short notice for an unscheduled maintenance input.
“We are very proud of having our four big hangars; we are able to accept non-scheduled maintenance inputs from our clientele,” said Eric Hoegen, director of completion sales and key account management. “Our spontaneity and experience make us unique, as our talented teams enable us to carry out unplanned work quickly and efficiently.”
New projects in July included a PPI for a BBJ 737 brought in by a new customer; a head-of-state G450 that arrived for a double engine change; a BBJ 737 for which AMAC was tasked to perform a 1A, 2A, 4A check with due maintenance checks and an OOP task; and an ACJ318 that will undergo a basic inspection and a weekly check, as well as full cabin carpet replacement.
“We are proud to welcome another cabin modification project in our hangars in Basel,” said Hoegen. “Modifications have generally increased over the years, for example last year, in 2018, AMAC conducted 16 STCs and 212 minor cabin modifications.”
AMAC also signed contracts to perform 6-, 12-, 18- and 36-month inspections on an ACJ318; 6-, 12- and 24-month inspections plus an OOP task on an A319; 15- and 30-month checks and a cabin defect rectification on a Global 6000; and 15- and 30-month checks on a second Global 6000. Also in July, AMAC was contacted for two AOG support situations – one on a Global 6000, and the other on a Gulfstream G4 in Nice, France.