AMAC Aerospace, based in Basel, Switzerland, has successfully completed and returned to service their first B747-8i in VVIP configuration. AMAC is the first completion center in the world to re-deliver an aircraft of this size and complexity, which took over two years to finish for an unnamed Middle East customer .
The spacious cabin is outfitted with custom furniture, monuments, exotic materials and bespoke artwork. Top-of-the-line technical equipment includes live TV, SATCOM installations as well as peripheral cameras located around the exterior of the aircraft. The size of the B747-8i allows for easy flow of passenger mobility, amble storage space, additional water tanks, showers, beds and galleys
“We are all proud to see this project come to an end; we hope that the principle will recognize the level of detail coming from our skilled craftsmen and women. We would like to thank our client, his flight operations team, all the men and women that have made this project a reality.”, said Christian Schirlin, Head of Project Management, AMAC Aerospace.
Bernd Schramm, Group Chief Operating Officer, AMAC Aerospace said, “The tireless efforts made by our teams of people working day and night are a testament to why we are the best in this business. We have really come a long way with this B747-8i as it has tested every person as an individual as with challenged the departments who have relentlessly combed through thousands of documents from production, to analysis, to installation, to certification through to the acceptance tests and shake down flights. New learning curves have enabled AMAC to refine and better our products, procedures and have given valuable insights in to what is feasible. We are extremely happy with the end result and we relish the opportunity to take on our next wide body project”