Associated Air Center redelivers 21st Airbus VVIP completion

22nd Head of State completion
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Associated Air Center (AAC), StandardAero's Large Transport Category VIP Completions Center, has completed the company's 21st Airbus completion project with the redelivery of an ACJ 320 aircraft.

In addition to this milestone, this redelivery also represents the company’s 22nd total completion - including both Boeing and Airbus wide body and narrow body aircraft programs - for Head of State Customers around the globe.

The recent ACJ320 program was for a Middle Eastern Head of State customer and the aircraft was redelivered from AAC’s Dallas Love Field facilities on March 9.

The ACJ320 program began as a green aircraft for AAC. The VVIP interior was designed by Andrew Winch and featured a master suite, office, dining lounge, entertainment lounge and specialty seating for guests. AAC technicians then engineered and manufactured the interior furnishings with newly developed construction methods to achieve the customer’s aggressive weight requirements. In addition to the interior, AAC also achieved the installation and certification KA Antenna System with FAA STC and EASA validation for this customer.

“By reducing the overall interior weight 10% under the customers’ specifications, the aircraft provides greater range and reduced operating costs. AAC continues to develop and enhance innovative weight reductions into our current and future customers’ platforms,” said Chip Fichtner, Vice President of Business Development, for Associated Air Center.

In 2016, AAC redelivered two other Head of State aircraft - a wide body Boeing 747-8 and wide body Boeing 787-800.

Associated Air Center provides world-class program management and ODA certification authority to keep airplane programs on schedule and provides industry-leading experience and warranty support after delivery. The company's vertically-integrated, state of the art facility employs the most advanced engineering in the industry along with operational excellence and superior customer service from start to finish.

BlueSky Business Aviation News | 23rd March 2017 | Issue #409