AMAC gives and takes



Swiss MRO and completions services provider AMAC Aerospace recently completed its first BBJ Demonstrator project, while at the same time gaining a project on an ACJ320neo.

The BBJ Demonstrator project was accomplished over a downtime period of 12 months and included a complete interior overhaul. New interior material, color design scheme, technical equipment formed the basis of the project. The aircraft’s cabin was configured to accommodate up to 13 passengers in a working environment, but at the same time showcases the possibilities of privacy ad comfort for long flights.

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The project was completed in collaboration with interior designer Unique Aircraft and the entire Boeing team. “We were delighted […] to complete the new Boeing Business Jet demonstrator,” comments AMAC Aerospace COO Bernd Schramm, who considers this project as a “prestigious opportunity” to showcase the company’s and workmanship.

In related news, Acropolis Aviation selected AMAC to perform another completion project, this time on an Airbus ACJ320neo. Acropolis became the launch customer of the new corporate airliner, when it signed an order during the 2015 edition of EBACE. A year later, at EBACE16, Farnborough Airport, UK-headquartered charter provider selected Alberto Pinto design studio for the interior of the ACJ320neo.

The green aircraft is expected to arrive at AMAC’ Basel, Switzerland headquarters by Q4-2018 and slated for delivery by Q4-2019.

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According to a company statement, this will be the first A320neo delivered by Airbus Corporate Jets for VVIP configuration. The ACJ320neo builds on the popular ACJ319, providing additional range due to its CFM International’s LEAP-1A engines – which were selected by Acropolis Aviation during this week’s 2017 edition of EBACE in Geneva, Switzerland – and the addition of drag reducing sharklets.