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Gulfstream Aerospace celebrates flight test program milestone

Gulfstream Aerospace has reflected on the first ten flight tests for the Gulfstream G500 and Gulfstream G600 jets. The jets are twin-engine, with the G500 replacing the G450. The G500 has a range of 5,000 nautical miles (9,260km) at Mach 0.85, with nonstop flights connecting distant cities such as Istanbul to Cape Town, Los Angeles to London, and San Francisco to Tokyo. The G600 can fly 4,800 nautical miles (8,890km) at a high-speed cruise of Mach 0.90, and seats up to 19 passengers, with room for nine to sleep.

19th September 2017

Dassault's Falcon 5X jet takes its first flight

Fractional-share provider PlaneSense has completed a five-yearly functional test of its emergency fire extinguishing system in its 40,000ft2 hangar at its Portsmouth International Airport headquarters in New Hampshire.

29th August 2017

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AMAC Aerospace opens fourth hangar at EuroAirport

AMAC Aerospace has opened its fourth hangar at EuroAirport in Basel, Switzerland, following an 11-month construction period. The 78,360ft² hangar and the additional 65,000ft² apron area will allow AMAC Aerospace to further expand its capacity for wide-body maintenance work.

The new hangar is designed to accommodate at least one wide-body aircraft and two narrow-bodies respectively. Unlike the already existing three hangars, the fourth one is purely dedicated to maintenance projects and wide-body aircrafts. AMAC Aerospace dedicates one wide-body hangar to maintenance and two wide-body hangars to completions and refurbishment services. These hangars together comfortably accommodate multiple narrow- and wide-body aircraft such as Boeing B747s, B777s and B787s and Airbus A340s, A330s and can extend to service an A380. 

AMAC’s smaller hangar is designed to simultaneously accommodate a wide variety of aircraft combinations for maintenance work.

“Our brand new fourth hangar is our maintenance center for privately-owned and operated wide-body aircraft, serving our clients from around the world. We are proud to offer our esteemed clientele the chance to experience AMAC professionalism in handling these specially conceived aircraft so notorious for demanding considerably more attention than standard airliners,” said Kadri Muhiddin, group executive chairman and CEO of AMAC Aerospace.

The construction of hangar number four was done in less than a year with 60 workers on site during peak times. All hangars are equipped with the latest technological innovations, meet the highest standards of safety and respect environmental materials in construction. AMAC Aerospace was very well supported by the local authorities throughout the planning phase and the construction of the fourth hangar.

January 12, 2016

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