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Geneva Airpark became 10th Bombardier Line Maintenance station in the world

Geneva Airpark is pleased to announce that its business aviation infrastructure at Geneva Airport is now hosting a new Bombardier Line Maintenance Station. This most recent addition further complements the tip-to-tail maintenance services provided by Bombardier’s rapidly growing Services and Support network in Europe and worldwide. Geneva Airpark: even more services for business avia...

Pilatus Year 2020 - despite pandemic Top Results

Corona also placed great demands on Pilatus, causing turbulence for the company : Pilatus managed to maintain turnover at 1.1 billion Swiss francs nevertheless, almost the same level as in 2019, and operating income was even slightly better at 155 million Swiss francs. 129 aircraft were delivered in total and the order book is well filled at 1.7 billion Swiss francs. What a year! There cannot b...

Welcome to Hangar N 5 - AMAC Aerospace new hangar is operational

This is the event we were waiting for since our last discussion with AMAC Aerospace TOP management. Finally it happened! After only 12 months of construction time, the latest hangar of AMAC Aerospace has opened its doors to welcome the first mid-size jets. The new building offers space for up to 7 mid-size jets and adds 4’850m2 respectively 30’000m2 of new apron to...

With Edelweiss to Jamaica

Edelweiss is offering a colorful range of dream destinations in the coming months. With Montego Bay on Jamaica, Edelweiss will be flying to a new vacation destination from spring 2021. Furthermore, the Maldives and Seychelles will be in the program all year round. In addition, popular Edelweiss vacation destinations on short-haul routes will be flown to again&nbs...

Widest mission profiles - PC-24 With 10-seat commuter interior

Super Versatile Jet is proving again how it is an excellent fit for the widest of mission profiles. First PC-24 with high-utility 10-seat commuter configuration has been delivered to a customer in the western United States. Pilatus now offers a commuter configuration for up to ten passengers, delivering a safe, efficient, private, cost-effective corporate travel solution for co...

SH09 flies after major retrofit

The SH09 third prototype (P3) recently took off, at Mollis, Switzerland, following a major modification.  This was part of the planned product development roadmap, towards the final Type Certificate configuration, as presented by Kopter during the 2020 HAI exhibition. This modification programme was successfully implemented thanks to the joint efforts of the Kopter and Leonardo t...

EBACE 2021 cancelled - get ready for new, virtual programming during EBACE week

Due to the global COVID-19 crisis, the European Business Aviation Association and National Business Aviation Association announced the cancellation of the EBACE 2021, while making plans for new, virtual EBACE programming from May 18-20, the previously planned dates for EBACE2021.The two associations added that they will seek other opportunities to jointly promote business aviation excell...

MecanAir appointed authorized service center for Kodiak and TBM

Welcome newly appointed authorized service center for both the Kodiak and TBM turboprop-powered aircraft - Switzerland’s MecanAir SA. Based at Ecuvillens Airport (LSGE) near Fribourg, MecanAir is an EASA Part 145 certificated maintenance and repair station. It has been operating as an authorized Kodiak service center, and the expansion of its responsibilities to the TBM underscores...

Year 2020 for AMAC Aerospace - results, future vision and plans

Every aviation industry company gave their best to face the unprecedente corona year 2020. Some did better, some suffered more. To explore how the previous year impacted the business and development strategies, we are reaching out to different professionals. This time, we had the opportunity to look back and discuss some essential points with Rudi Kurz, Director Maintenance and Accountable Ma...

Welcome SR Technics new brand STRADE

SR Technics announced the launch of its new component services brand STRADE powered by SR Technics. The new brand will operate as an independent unit inside the Group. STRADE provides component sale, lease, loan and exchange services on all major aircraft platforms. It will benefit from SR Technics’ legacy in aircraft know-how and product reliability to offer 24/7 quality rotable ser...

Spectacular takeoff - since 2018 the 100th PC-24 delivered

Less than three years after the first delivery, the 100TH PC-24 has just been handed over to its new owner. The PC-24 is now present on every continent, flying innumerable missions every day: providing medevac flights in Australia and the USA, for example, business travel for a German automobile manufacturer, and transport for government officials in South Africa and Switzerland. The 100TH...

AMAC Aerospace will spend a busy holiday season

Several new maintenance projects will keep AMAC Aerospace very busy even durinh holiday season. The demand for Automatic Dependent Surveillance (‘ADSB-Out’) Systems is growing. In addition, AMAC secured two new Boeing contracts for 2021. A Boeing BBJ recently arrived in Basel, Switzerland, to undergo an annual check. AMAC’s technicians will install an ADSB-Out System on...