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AMAC fills up hangars for the holidays
As the deadline for ADS-B Out looms, AMAC Aerospace has been installing systems on all kinds of aircraft. Boeing BBJs and various types of Bombardier aircraft continue to visit its Basel hangar on a regular basis.
A Boeing BBJ 737 waits for its maintenance inspections in front of Hangar 3 in Basel, Switzerland.

AMAC Aerospace, the Swiss VIP completions and maintenance specialist based in Basel, has been awarded several new maintenance projects, and the company reports that the demand for ADS-B Out is growing. AMAC has secured two new Boeing contracts for 2021.

A Boeing BBJ recently arrived in Basel to undergo an annual check. AMAC's technicians will install an ADS-B Out system on the privately-owned aircraft. Two further Boeing aircraft are scheduled to arrive at AMAC for ADSB-Out system installations as well. A Boeing 737-NG will arrive in January 2021. In parallel, 24-, 36- and 72-month checks will be performed on the aircraft. The second Boeing, a privately-owned BBJ 747, will arrive in March 2021 and six-, 12- and 24-month checks will be additionally carried out.

The ADS-B system is primarily used by air traffic control to locate and monitor aircraft, in order to increase safety by providing pilots with improved information about the aircraft environment. Compared to conventional radars, the ADS-B system improves the tracking-quality substantially. “In these exceptional times for the aviation industry, we are glad to have a stable order-book outlook for the immediate future. We regularly carry out work on site and sign new contracts for maintenance projects,” comments Alexis Ott, director maintenance sales and key account management.

AMAC Aerospace has also been awarded several new maintenance projects on Bombardier aircraft. A Bombardier Challenger 605 will undergo a 500 hours APU inspection and six-, 12-, 24- and 48-month checks at AMAC's Bombardier authorised service facility. AMAC will also perform 400-, 600- and 1,200-hours checks on the privately-owned aircraft in parallel. As announced few weeks ago, AMAC will install a Ka-band system on a privately-owned Bombardier Global 6000. The owner of the aircraft decided to have a 60-month inspection carried out after the completed installation of a Ka-band antenna. AMAC also recently welcomed a Bombardier Challenger 300 in Basel. AMAC's Bombardier team will carry out an annual maintenance at short notice on the privately-owned aircraft. A privately-owned Airbus ACJ319 will arrive mid-December to undergo a six-month inspection. In conclusion, AMAC will carry out an out of phase task.

Additionally AMAC Aerospace has successfully passed the surveillance audit of the ISO 45001 certification. ISO 45001 is an international standard that sets out requirements for occupational health and safety management systems. “This is the result of day-to-day engagement by all AMAC employees in all relevant health and safety related work matters. We thank all our teams for their support and active participation,” says Philippe Schurrer, director safety and security and facility management.

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