AMAC Aerospace inaugurates new wide-body hangar
AMAC Aerospace Switzerland has formally inaugurated its third maintenance and completion hangar for wide-body aircraft at its EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg headquarters.
The new facility will provide maintenance services for wide-bodied aircraft that the company plans to introduce from early 2013. AMAC gained European EASA Part 145 approval to undertake heavy base maintenance on Boeing 777 series (2010) and the Airbus A330/A340 Series (2012) and is expecting to receive B747-400 / B747-8i approval later on this year. In May 2012, AMAC was approved by Boeing as a Boeing Warranty Service Centre.
“We have done phenomenally well in winning completion, refurbishment and maintenance work contracts to the point that we have a secure and stable workload until 2014 and at present we are in dialogue for work beyond 2014” said Kadri Muhiddin, chief executive and group executive chairman, AMAC Aerospace.
AMAC Aerospace handled numerous projects in 2011 and will deliver in 2012 a B777, several ACJ’s and BBJ’s refurbishment projects.
“Now in our second phase of growing the business we are focusing on building up the maintenance side of the business. We are also very enthusiastic about our new activity supporting the Pilatus PC12-NG single engine turboprop in the lucrative Middle East market,” Muhiddin added.
The inauguration of the new Basel facility comes just one week after AMAC launched a new hangar at Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport in Turkey, where from January 2013 it will be providing maintenance support for the versatile, high-speed six-seater PC-12NG turboprop.
AMAC participated for the first time at the AIREX Air Show in Turkey last week and the next show for is the Middle East Business Aviation event in Dubai in December 2012.