December 8, 2014
AMAC Aerospace commits to building fourth hangar at Basel, Switzerland HQ
AMAC Aerospace AG, a leading provider of VIP and corporate aviation maintenance and completion services confirmed at the Middle East Business Aviation Show MEBA in Dubai, that it has recently broken ground on a fourth new hangar at its Basel Mulhouse Freiburg, Switzerland facilities. Representing a significant investment, the new hangar, which on completion will be similar in size to the two existing wide-bodied aircraft facilities and provide AMAC with a total of 38,100 m² of hangar floor space, will meet the demands for widebody maintenance of the company’s client base. Bernd Schramm, Group Chief Operating Officer for AMAC, anticipates that when the fourth hangar is completed in the fourth quarter of 2015 it will be utilised for predominantly wide-bodied maintenance work. “We expect to see the ratio of Refurbishment/Completion and MRO projects shift from a 70:30 split, to 60:40, as the new building will increase our capacity for maintenance. We see a lot of opportunity in the narrow and wide-body maintenance sector and as this has rapidly become an area of expertise for AMAC we will be focusing more on this segment.” AMAC Aerospace AG has to date delivered 10 major VVIP completion, refurbishment and modification projects. These include an Airbus A320; four Airbus ACJ319s, a Boeing 777-200LR and a Boeing 777-300ER, a Boeing BBJ2, an Airbus A340 and a Global Express. Currently in the hangar for VVIP completions are a Boeing 747-8i scheduled for delivery to a Middle East customer in the first quarter of 2015 and an Airbus ACJ319 for its first Asian customer, to be delivered in the second quarter of the New Year. Another green B777-200 VVIP completion project for a Head of State client is scheduled to arrive on 12 December 2014.