PPI, maintenance and layover projects for AMAC Aerospace


AMAC Aerospace has announced a raft of new projects, including a short-timescale BBJ layover for an Asian customer. A special team will be set up and work in shifts to replace the aircraft’s carpet within three and a half days. The aircraft is scheduled to arrive at AMAC Aerospace’s facility in Basel, Switzerland, in September 2020.

The company also recently signed a new contract for a pre-purchase inspection (PPI) on a Gulfstream G450. The aircraft will be examined extensively for damage and wear that might not be evident at first sight, to forecast any maintenance problems that could arise in the future. The extent of a PPI depends on the complexity of the aircraft. All major components will be checked; including the airframe, landing gear, cabin interior, engine systems, propeller fan blades and cylinders. The aircraft owner is a long-term Gulfstream operator and one of AMAC’s early customers. The PPI will be carried out in September 2020 in Basel.

A Gulfstream aircraft in one of the four hangars at AMAC Aerospace in Basel, Switzerland

AMAC also announced new maintenance contracts for three privately owned Bombardier Global 6000 aircraft. On two of these aircraft, AMAC will install an Aviation Clean Air (ACA) system that is designed to eliminate all pathogens throughout the aircraft by accelerating nature’s cleaning process, without adding any chemicals. On one of the aircraft, AMAC will also carry out a cabin interior re-configuration. On the third Global 6000, AMAC will perform 450/900 landing checks and a 15-month check simultaneously. The aircraft will arrive in Basel in the Autumn.

AMAC is also recognised as a Bombardier-authorised service facility. It recently signed a contract for a 24-month check on a Bombardier Challenger 300. The aircraft will arrive in September 2020. A Challenger 650 will arrive later in Autumn to undergo a 100-hours and a 6-/12-month inspection.

Further maintenance is scheduled for two privately owned Boeing aircraft. A B737 will undergo small-scale refurbishment work and a 1A-due maintenance check, while a return customer will bring a BBJ to Basel in October 2020. AMAC’s Boeing team will perform various maintenance work on the aircraft, including a 3C-check, landing gear overhaul and out-of-phase tasks.

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