Jamco AR

Jamco introduces AR technology for improved m..

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Jamco America and Object Theory, an early pioneer in mixed reality, have partnered to create a new training tool for efficient maintenance service to support customer needs.

Current product maintenance training relies on video tutorials, face-to-face demonstrations, and written training guides with supporting component maintenance manuals. With the introduction of augmented reality, Jamco hopes to provide a more seamless and repeatable product maintenance training service for its customers.

Jamco America’s vision is to ensure that the airlines’ operational efficiency is maximised. With the implementation of the HoloLens, trainee mechanics can work on their product hands-free, in real time, and without the need to refer to a separate manual. This system audibly communicates step-by-step instructions to the user as computer-generated images create a guiding overlay on the product. At the same time, the user has complete control over the pace of their work by selecting when they are ready to proceed to the next step.

In addition, documents like the component maintenance manual will be easily accessible within the AR device. This combination of visual guidance and textual information provides a field ready, efficient, and comprehensive maintenance tool to solve problems as they arise.

The AR system will provide the ability for mechanics in the field to access whatever assistance is required, no matter where in the world a problem arises.

AR will also allow Jamco America Product Support representatives to communicate in real time with mechanics via remote assist. In those cases, both individuals will be able to see the same product and work together – through AR – to resolve the customer’s concern.


AMAC Aerospace BBJ

AMAC to upgrade BBJ 747-8 cabin interior

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AMAC Aerospace is to undertake a cabin re-configuration and interior upgrade on a Boeing BBJ 747-8.

During a 72-month check, the cabin will be equipped with a Ka-kand connectivity system with an already existing STC and will upgrade the in-flight entertainment.

“We are very proud to have been awarded with this big project on the Boeing BBJ 747-8. We appreciate the trust of our customers for our expertise in wide-body aircraft. Our engineering skills empower us to install and upgrade the latest technology to customers’ fullest satisfaction,” said Eric Hoegen, Director Completion Sales & Key Account Management, at AMAC Aerospace.

MAC Aero Interiors relocates to Estonia

MAC Aero Interiors locates production facilit..

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MAC Aero Interiors relocates to Estonia

AC Aero Interiors, the UK-based subsidiary Magnetic MRO, has moved its production facility to Tallinn, Estonia. The new facility in Estonia’s capital was opened in January 2020 and publicly on 4 March 2020.

Changes in the economic environment in the UK prompted the decision to support its customers in full-scope delivering high standard service via Magnetic MRO Part 145, POA, DOA certified production facility in Tallinn, Estonia.

MAC Aero Interiors Ltd. remains the supplier and holder of its contractual obligations, while production is executed at MAC Aero Interiors Ltd parent company Magnetic MRO facility – benefitting from the wide network of Magnetics’ overall infrastructure in Tallinn. Additionally, China-based MAC Sichuan (a subsidiary to MAC Aero Interiors) continues to provide cabin total technical care support for large-volume orders and brings exposure to the Asian market.

“Year 2020 is a time to write own successes story for MAC Aero Interiors: from the New Year, the big step ahead was taken in our development strategy, resulting in the whole interior business being consolidated under one umbrella – under the name of MAC Aero Interiors. This includes production that has been relocated from the UK as well as the expansion of DOA services and growth of operating interior shop in Tallinn. Our production team has streamlined facility processes, while sales team continue bringing new opportunities and deals that feed our interior business in the short term as well as secure long-term partnership for sustainable work-flow,” commented Inga Duglas, Commercial Director at Magnetic MRO.

Name change for Eclipse reinforces IFC role

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Eclipse has changed its name to Eclipse Global Connectivity, effective immediately. Its design, installation, production and certification division, EAD Aerospace, has also changed its name, to Eclipse Technics. The new name and brand underscore the company’s pioneering work delivering a comprehensive range of bespoke in-flight connectivity solutions across the aviation industry.

Marc Pinault, CEO of Eclipse Global Connectivity, explained that the company’s new name expresses the company’s long history with airborne communications. “Our new name, Eclipse Global Connectivity, represents our expanding influence on the global airborne connectivity sector, while acknowledging aviation’s changing connectivity needs. It unifies the Eclipse and EAD Aerospace entities under a single vision for the future and speaks to new pursuits we will announce in the coming weeks.”

“We anticipate that our new name will resonate with our customers and the aviation industry,” remarked Marc Pinault. “Since 1996, we have delivered complete, bespoke solutions to suit a range of aircraft missions, and with our acquisition in 2015 of EAD Aerospace, now Eclipse Technics, our overall skillset continues to increase, so we now provide much more than connectivity solutions.”

AMAC Acropolis

AMAC Aerospace returns to service first Airbu..

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AMAC Acropolis

The very first Airbus ACJ 320neo has been returned to service to UK based Acropolis Aviation after a 13 months green completion at AMAC’s headquarters in Basel, Switzerland.

Its distinctive, elegant cabin interior was overseen by designer Yves Pickardt from Alberto Pinto. He congratulated the AMAC team, who have “brought our design to life beautifully.”

The aircraft brings stylish accommodation for 19 passengers, including a private master bedroom leading to a luxury en-suite bathroom with a rectangular shower, the largest ever to be installed in an Airbus single-aisle aircraft. Cabin space is versatile to suit Acropolis’ diverse clientele, from heads of state to private individuals flying for business or leisure.

There is an emphasis on wellness throughout, reflecting that Acropolis Aviation’s ACJ320neo, the first in a new family for Airbus, is capable of flying over 12 hours. It features a full-sized kitchen galley for food preparation and an induction oven, enabling preparation of fresh quality food, without any fumes or odours. With an average cabin altitude of 6,400 ft to enhance cabin well-being, G-KELT has been fitted with an aircraft cabin air humidifier to ensure clients have a comfortable on-board experience, enabling them to arrive refreshed after an overnight flight.

The very latest technology is provided by Collins Aerospace cabin management system, Venue, along with its in-flight entertainment system, Stage, allowing hundreds of movies and TV programmes to be viewed on 19 individual iPads and four large TV screens throughout the cabin. Collins is also providing its Viu LED mood interior lighting system, while its moving map display Airshow features on the four large cabin screens. The aircraft is also fitted with superfast wireless Wi-Fi via Ka-Band internet connection.

AMAC Aerospace Global Express

AMAC Aerospace picks up three new contracts

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AMAC Aerospace have kicked off the new year with a series of contracts and successful maintenance and refurbishment projects at its base in Basel, Switzerland.

This week the company has signed several new contracts including three contracts regarding two Bombardier aircraft and an Airbus ACJ.

By the end of the month, AMAC will welcome a Bombardier Global 5000 in Basel, Switzerland, which will undergo a 15-months and 750-hours check with miscellaneous Airworthiness Directives and Service Bulletins.

Meanwhile, the company signed a contract with a new customer for a cabin refurbishment and reconfiguration on a Bombardier Global 6000 set to arrive in May. An Airbus ACJ319 is expected to arrive in April where the technicians will install a KA-Band antenna.

AMAC Aerospace has also revealed a successful refurbishment of an Airbus A319 for a Swiss airline for the first time. The refurbishment and reconfiguration took place during the downtime of the aircraft for some minor maintenance tasks and the aircraft was released to service ten days after its arrival.

“We are very proud to have been awarded from a Swiss airline company and to make a step towards the commercial market. We are delighted to have performed this maintenance input for a commercial operator. Furthermore the Airbus A319 we installed the maximum amount of passenger seats and added an additional row,” said Alexis Ott, Director Maintenance Sales & Key Account Management.

The company also signed a contract for its first KA-Band installation on an Airbus A321, extending its STC capabilities which already cover A319 and A320ceo and neo types.

Earlier in February, AMAC Aerospace was awarded the ISO 45001-2018 certificate, ensuring health protection as part of the company culture.

SWISS A340 Premium

SWISS completes Airbus A340 fleet refurbishme..

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SWISS’s cabin refurbishment programme of its Airbus A340 aircraft fleet has been completed with a new cabin and a new in-flight entertainment system. As a result, SWISS now offers its passengers internet connectivity on board throughout its long-haul fleet.

The five Airbus A340 aircraft have been equipped with the First, Business and Economy Class seats which already feature on its Boeing 777s, together with a new in-flight entertainment system that includes internet connectivity. Passengers also enjoy a new cabin lighting concept on the refurbished A340 fleet.

“With the completion of our Airbus A340 cabin refurbishment programme we are further underlining our quality commitment, and now offer all our customers the same premium air travel experience, including in-flight internet connectivity, on all our long-haul flights,” said SWISS Chief Commercial Officer Tamur Goudarzi Pour.

Western Aircraft installs first Gogo AVANCE o..

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Western Aircraft, a Greenwich AeroGroup Company, has completed the first install of a Gogo AVANCE L5 in-flight connectivity system on a Pilatus PC-24.

“We are extremely proud of our team,” said Jody Harris, Director of Aircraft Services for Western Aircraft. “Our recent installation of the first Gogo AVANCE L5 system on a PC-24 went smoothly, and we even delivered early.”

“These are very exciting times for our industry, Gogo and our valued partner, Western Aircraft, with their first installation of the AVANCE L5 in the prestigious Pilatus PC-24 business jet,” said David Salvador, Vice President of Aftermarket Sales for Gogo Business Aviation.

STS Aviation Group acquires Airbase Services,..

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STS Aviation Group (STS), has acquired Montreal-based Airbase Services, Inc./Les Services Airbase, Inc., (Airbase), an aircraft interiors maintenance, repair and management specialist.

With this acquisition, STS formally enters the Canadian MRO market as Airbase has four Transport Canada approved facilities at Montreal, Toronto Pearson, Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson and Vancouver International Airports.

Mark Smith, President of STS Aviation Group, said: “We are thrilled to welcome Airbase into the STS family. The team brings decades of experience and expertise to the table, led by a proven leader in Lena Watters, and the company will certainly complement the aircraft interior work STS Aviation Services has going on right now in Shannon, Ireland.

Says Watters: “The acquisition of Airbase by STS unlocks the potential for our team to globally grow its customer base while also being able to build a stronger presence in Canada. We are very excited about the future, and we are thrilled to be a part of STS Aviation Group’s global family of companies.”

Aircraft Solutions USA announces new recyclin..

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Aircraft recycling company, Aircraft Solutions USA is to establish a new US$100 million facility at North Carolina’s Global TransPark to recycle aircraft parts and materials.

In phase one of the project, Aircraft Solutions’ new recycling centre will systematically remove, catalogue, and inspect parts, certifying them as either usable, repairable, or unfit for service. The company plans to establish a paint shop in phase two of the project.

Dr. Sven Daniel Koechler, General Manager of Aircraft Solutions USA, commented: “With our environmentally friendly and sustainable processes, we offer a real alternative to conventional boneyards and are proud to be able to build an architectural highlight in North Carolina with one of the largest hangars in the world. With our unique hanger system and our self-developed most effective new recycling technology, we are able to recycle up to 70 more Boeing 737 a year and will invest not only in the construction and modern equipment, but also in qualified workers and their families.”

Image: Governor Roy Cooper and representatives of Aircraft Solutions USA (Photo: North Carolina Department of Commerce/Facebook)