New hangar supporting MRO demand at AMAC


AMAC Aerospace has contracted several new maintenance projects at its headquarters in Basel, Switzerland. The company noted its new hangar five, dedicated to mid-size jets, was meeting high demand for MRO services.

In March 2021, AMAC Aerospace opened its hangar doors in Basel to welcome a B737-NG. The long-term private customer sent the narrow-body aircraft for a 1A and 2A maintenance check as well as out-of-phase tasks. AMAC’s technicians will also carry out service bulletins (SBs) and airworthiness directives (ADs). Meanwhile, a private ACJ319 arrived in mid-March 2021 for a 72-month check.

AMAC Aerospace also signed two new BBJ maintenance contracts. A B737-NG will arrive in June 2021 to undergo a heavy C-check including a 1A-, 2A-, 4A-, 6A- and 4C-check, as well as a landing gear overhaul. A second B737-NG arrived in April 2021 for a due 2C-check followed by SBs and ADs.

A Boeing aircraft during maintenance work in AMAC’s wide-body hangar three in Basel, Switzerland

A Boeing aircraft during maintenance work in AMAC’s wide-body hangar three in Basel, Switzerland

At the end of March 2021, AMAC Aerospace welcomed two Bombardier aircraft, a Global 6000 and a Challenger 300. The Global 6000 is in for due maintenance including a 750h and a 2250h check. The Challenger 300 arrived for a 600h check and due maintenance at short notice. The aircraft is positioned in the new hangar five.

AMAC Aerospace also took on pre-purchase inspections at short notice, for two privately owned Gulfstream 450 aircraft that arrived in Basel at the end of March 2021.

“With our new hangar five, we have reduced substantially our lead times, we are able to accept more requests from our clients for their mid-size jets at short notice,” said Alexis Ott, director of maintenance sales and key account management. “We are happy to offer a slot in this well-equipped hangar with the latest technologies.”

Meanwhile, AMAC signed a B737-NG maintenance contract. The privately owned aircraft arrived in April 2021 for a landing gear overhaul at short notice.

The new hangar five welcomed its first mid-size jets after only 12 months of construction time. “We are proud to have managed this project successfully in this demanding time,” said Bernd Schramm, group COO of AMAC Aerospace. “The hangar will be dedicated to mid-size jet maintenance and can accommodate up to seven mid-size jets like the Bombardier Global or Challenger series, or Gulfstream series, or a combination thereof. The maintenance services for these types of aircraft were always high in demand and it’s steadily increasing due to our highly recognised quality of work.”

The new building adds 4,850m² (52,205ft²), as well as 30,000m² (322,917ft²) of apron to the four existing hangars at EuroAirport in Basel, Switzerland.

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