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This quarter’s announcements from completion centres around the world
Gogo’s 2Ku is being installed as part of
a green ACJ319neo completion at Fokker
Techniek for customer K5-Aviation.
The FAA has approved FAI Technik’s EASA
Part 145 licence, enabling it to offer MRO on
USA-registered business aircraft. FAI Technik
recently started work on its sixth Global
Express refurbishment, Project Pearl, which
will encompass 60-, 120- and 240-month
inspections, as well as the installation of
Collins Aerospace’s Venue CMS and HD IFE.
A Falcon 900DX was equipped with Gogo
Avance L5 during a cabin upgrade at Ruag.
Jet Aviation installed Ka-band during
refurbishments on a BBJ 747 and two GIVs.
For the BBJ, Jet Aviation upgraded the cabin,
installed wireless AVOD and developed STCs
for ADS-B Out and WLAN activation.
The GIV projects involved work on the veneer,
soft materials and other surfaces. Both the
GIVs were enhanced with DU-885 LCDs, FANS
1A, SBB upgrades and ADS-B Out.
The company also installed Ka-band on G550
and G650 types, and Jeremie Caillet was
appointed as the new vice president of VIP
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AMAC Aerospace is building a fifth hangar,
which will mainly be used for maintenance
work on Bombardier and other mid-size
aircraft, from the second quarter of 2020.
The company has two green completions in
progress – the first ACJ320neo for Acropolis
Aviation and a BBJ 747-8i for a head of state.
AMAC also signed two customers for Boeing
737 Max completions and unveiled an ACJ350
concept developed with Pininfarina.
A Challenger 850 owned by VistaJet
underwent a full cabin refurbishment at
Ruag, making use of a scheduled MRO event.
Air Capital Interiors added an upholstery
shop, expanded cabinetry shop, extra paint
and upholstery spray booth, expanded
sanding booth, a dedicated finishing area
and additional final assembly stations.
FORT WORTH, TEXAS
Two BBJ 787s have been redelivered to
a head-of-state customer by GDC Technics,
following the installation of VVIP cabins.
The aircraft were equipped with ARINC 791
Ka-band, Iridium, satcom and satellite
TV antennas, as well as exterior cameras
and O2 discharge ports.
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS
Aeria Luxury Interiors refurbished a charter
BBJ 737; a program that included a partial
reconfiguration of the aft cabin, as well as
work to wood surfaces, seat and interior
panels, the installation of faux wood flooring
and new carpet. Highlights of the 18-seat jet
include automated hi-lo tables featuring
stained quarter-rift white oak with satin
nickel plating, and stingray leather.
The company also secured two maintenance
contracts, for Boeing 767 and 737 jets.
Comlux designed and completed its first VIP
wide-body cabin – an ACJ330. The aircraft
accommodates 31 passengers in various
master suites, lounges, a dining area and
first-class seating area. There is also a gym
room and an entertainment area featuring
a 52in curved OLED monitor.
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Flying Colours Corp Asia renewed its contract
to provide interior services at Bombardier’s
service centre at Seletar Airport. With new
Bombardier facilities expected to be
operational in 2020, Flying Colours’ expansion
plans include extending the workshop area,
adding two more climate-controlled spray
booths, and increasing the workforce.
Flying Colours Corp Asia also has a new
general manager, Too Hin Wee, as Paul
Dunford has been promoted.