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MEBA2012: New VIP 747-8i conversion for Middle East customer

Posted 11 December 2012 · Add Comment

AMAC Aerospace has just started work on the VIP conversion of a Boeing 747-8i for an unnamed Middle East private customer at its Euroairport Basel Mulhouse facilities.

This will be the Swiss-based company’s largest aircraft completion project to date, and is its third wide-body conversion, following a similar job on a Boeing 777-200LR for another Middle East client, delivered in October.

The two-year contract calls for a full nose-to-tail outfitting of the 747-8i, the latest version of Boeing’s Model 747 ‘Jumbo Jet’.
The aircraft will have a full VIP interior, with a master bedroom and master lavatory, private work and guest areas and VIP lavatories throughout the cabin, and will feature special mood lighting.

A Greenpoint Technologies overhead space utilization (OSU) loft, with multiple sleeper berths or lounges, will be positioned aft of the main cabin. AMAC will also install audio video on demand (AVOD), Satcom/TV, and external cameras.

AMAC became an approved Boeing Warranty Service Centre earlier this year and recently achieved European EASA Part 145 approval to undertake heavy base maintenance on the Airbus A330/A340, B747-400, B747-8i and Boeing 777.

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