AMAC Aerospace Inaugurates Hangar at EuroAirport Basel HQ

AMAC Aerospace Switzerland inaugurated its third maintenance and completion hangar for wide-body aircraft at its EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg headquarters on September 14.
The 88,264sq ft (8,200m2) hangar will be the catalyst for AMAC’s entrance into providing maintenance for wide-bodied aircraft, which it 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, AMAC was approved by Boeing as a Boeing Warranty Service Center.
Identical in size to AMAC’s second hangar which opened in 2010, the new hangar can accommodate aircraft as large as the Boeing 747-8i, Boeing 777 and Airbus A340.
Kadri Muhiddin, CEO and Group Executive Chairman commented:  “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.”
The inauguration of the new Basel facility comes just one week after AMAC launched a 16,646sq ft (1,500m2) hangar at Istanbul’s Atatürk Airport, Turkey, where from January 2013 it will be providing maintenance support for the versatile, high-speed six-seater PC-12NG turboprop.