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Updates: new and completed projects by AMAC Aerospace

June 2020 is quite positive and reach on new project announcements for AMAC Aerospace. Let's see in more details: maintenance projects on two Airbus ACJ320, new contract on a Boeing B747, new projects on Bombardier Global 6000 and Airbus ACJ319 and completed project on a Bombardier Global XRS.  The arrival of an Airbus ACJ320. The privately-owned aircraft arrived by the end of June and...

Air Service Basel closes maintenance department

In light of economic pressures and the recent global pandemic, the Basel-based FBO has announced that it will close its Maintenance department by latest August 1st 2020.  CEO Claudio Lasagni reports: “Business aviation has undoubtedly been facing challenges for a while now and the Corona pandemic has certainly not been in our favour. It’s with a heavy heart that w...

Business aviation insider - Geneva Airpark the only gateway to western Switzerland

Geneva Airport: the only gateway to western Switzerland According to a decision from the Federal Office of Public Health, Geneva Airport is one of the only 3 Swiss airports, along with Basel and Zurich, with official authorization to receive passengers from abroad. How can Geneva Airpark help you meet your challenges? We are currently leaving nothing to chance to actively continue service...

Pilatus is prepared for turbulent 2020

Pilatus reported another very successful business year in 2019, exceeding the one billion mark yet again with turnover of approximately 1.1 billion Swiss francs. Operating income totalled 153 million Swiss francs, incoming orders amounted to 1.1 billion Swiss francs. Pilatus staff enjoyed a share in this success with a generous bonus payout – even in the current difficult economic climate....

Two Ways for Airports to Effectively Enforce Physical Distancing

Tracking crowd movements through a passenger contagion map, as well as identifying contagious groups at an early stage, will be two powerful tools that airports can actively use to ensure they will be compliant with post-COVID19 travel regulations, and can give returning travelers some peace of mind. The advice comes from scientific research by Xovis, the world's leading provider of pe...

555 package from Air Service Basel to help operators during the corona pandemic

Air Service Basel is launching a package for its operators.  The company aims to help operators maintain passenger requests, crew training and aircraft airworthiness so launches a package available immediately to all handling requests. The full-service FBO located at EuroAirport in Basel, Switzerland, remains operational, despite border restrictions and are maintaining the highest level of...

AMAC Aerospace new projects coming to Basel

AMAC Aerospace Basel starts 3 new projects: a substantial project on a Bombardier Global XRS, a Bombardier Global 6000 and another one on an Airbus ACJ318. The privately-owned Global XRS arrived at the end of February and is undergoing a 120-month inspection in Basel, Switzerland. Besides the maintenance check, AMAC Aerospace will carry out a partial cabin interior refurbishment and a...

Geneva Airpark adapted operations and procedures to COVID-19 crisis

Geneva Airpark has implemented full procedures and organization to manage the arrivals and departures of business jets and host and protect them in its hangar throughout the Covid-19 crisis at Geneva airport. Health: application of social distancing measures Geneva Airpark has adapted all its procedures to comply with social distancing measures so as to protect the health of its customers, t...

IATA Thanks Regulators for Flexibility, Urges Others to Follow Suit

The International Air Transport Association welcomed decisions taken by aviation regulators to provide flexibility to airlines and flight crew during the COVID-19 crisis. “Safety is the industry’s top priority. Countries have a well-established licensing system to ensure this. Airlines and their employees are facing an unprecedented challenge in coping with the business and ope...

Geneva Airpark increase in Daily formulas

Geneva Airpark underwent continued its momentum in 2019, with an increase in Daily formulas, very regular activity for aircraft movements and IS-BAH certified services for planes and crews. These new signs of satisfaction from customers demonstrate their interest in the personalized hosting options. 5,000 aircraft movements Geneva Airpark provided a daily average of 14 aircraft movement...

EBACE 2020 cancelled

The European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) and National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) today announced the decision to cancel the European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition 2020 (EBACE2020), due to concerns related to the rapidly evolving Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The event was scheduled to take place in Geneva from 26-28 May, 2020. Both business aviation groups...

The demand for private jets is skyrocketing due to coronavirus: LunaJets

The effects of Coronavirus are being felt across the travel industry—but as commercial aviation is hit hard, the private jet industry is booming with inquiries. As Coronavirus causes drops in flight bookings, many commercial airlines announced cuts in their flight schedule. Besides, clients are looking to avoid crowded airports, packed cabins of commercial flights or to evacuate affecte...