The new Hangar 5 at the headquarters of AMAC Aerospace in Basel, Switzerland, which is dedicated to midsize jets and opened in March 2021, is meeting the high demand for MRO services. The Swiss MRO and completion experts have won several new maintenance projects.
In March, AMAC Aerospace opened its hangar doors to welcome a Boeing B737-NG. The long-term customer sent the narrow-body aircraft for a maintenance check to Basel. The maintenance contract on the privately-owned aircraft includes a 1A- and 2A- Check as well as out of phase tasks. AMAC's technicians will also carry out service bulletins (SBs) and airworthiness directives (ADs).
A privately-owned Airbus ACJ319 also entered AMAC's hangar in mid March. AMAC's Airbus team will carry out a 72-month-check on the narrow-body twin-engine jet aircraft.
Additionally AMAC Aerospace has signed two new maintenance contracts on Boeing Business Jets. A privately-owned Boeing B737-NG will arrive in June in Basel to undergo a heavy C-Check including a 1A-, 2A-, 4A-, 6A- and 4C-Check. During the ground time, AMAC's Boeing team will carry out a landing gear overhaul on the aircraft. The second Boeing B737-NG entered AMAC's hangar in April 2021. AMAC's Boeing team will perform a due 2C-Check on the privately-owned aircraft, followed by SBs and ADs.
At the end of March, AMAC Aerospace also opened its hangar doors to welcome two Bombardier aircraft, a Global 6000 and a Challenger 300. On the Global 6000, a large business jet with a range of 6,000 nm, AMAC's Bombardier team is going to carry out a due maintenance which includes a 750 hour- and a 2,250 hour-Check. At the same time, a Bombardier Challenger 300 arrived for a 600 hour-Check and a due maintenance on short notice.
Flexibility is key for excellent client service. AMAC Aerospace signed requests for pre-purchase inspections on two privately-owned Gulfstream 450 at short notice. At the end of March, the two aircraft arrived in Basel, Switzerland. “With our new hangar 5, we have reduced substantially our lead-times, and we are able to accept more requests from our clients for their midsize jets at short notice. We are happy to offer a slot in this well-equipped hangar with the latest technologies,” says Alexis Ott, director maintenance sales and key account management.
AMAC Aerospace has also signed a new maintenance contract on a Boeing B737-NG. The privately-owned aircraft arrived in April for a landing gear overhaul at short notice.
AMAC Aerospace's latest hangar opened its doors to welcome the first midsize jets in March after only 12 months of construction time. “We are proud to have managed this project successfully in this demanding time,” comments Bernd Schramm, group COO. “The hangar will be dedicated to midsize jet maintenance and can accommodate up to seven midsize jets like 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 is steadily increasing due to our highly recognised quality of work.” The new building adds 4,850 sqm and 30,000 sqm of new apron space to the four existing hangars at EuroAirport in Basel.