Associated Air Center (AAC) has announced the completion of two narrow-body VIP maintenance and upgrade projects in April.
The Airbus ACJ319 project included planned maintenance for a long-time Asian client. The plane’s new-look cabin includes seating and entertainment system upgrades. Precision Aircraft Components provided 10 new seats with retractable armrests, lumbar support, fully electric operation and heating.
An electronically operated U-shaped divan provides both queen-size bed and daybed positions, and a three-place divan can be converted to sleep two passengers.
In addition to the ACJ319, AAC worked on reconfiguring a Boeing 737-500, it was a challenge to combine components from two different models of planes — the 737-200 and the 737-500.
The completed VIP Boeing 737-500 project included restoration of the paint finish, flight control removal / reinstallation, landing gear and flap overhauls, corrosion protection and control program inspections and downtime for maintenance.
“Our customer came to us with a very unusual and challenging request to combine interior assets from two different airplane models,” said Tony Brancato, President of AAC. “After carefully listening and fully utilizing our unique engineering capabilities, we successfully designed around existing cabin interfaces to provide a new and cost effective interior, while minimizing aircraft downtime.”
Earlier this year AAC delivered its 21st Airbus completion with the delivery of an ACJ320 to a Middle East head of state.