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Tue, Dec 16, 2014
Associated Air Center (AAC) of the US has won a completions project for a new, green Airbus A320CJ VVIP narrow-body jet.
This project represents the company’s 18th A320 completions programme since becoming an Airbus completions centre in 2003.
The cabin layout for the aircraft will feature a nose-to-tail customised VVIP interior equipped with a custom forward galley complex, a master bedroom and lavatory, followed by a large main lounge separated into three areas – a mid-cabin VIP lavatory, an aft staff area and passenger lavatory and an aft custom galley.
The aircraft will also be equipped with a state-of-the-art in-flight entertainment (IFE) system featuring large bulkhead mounted LED screens, audio and video on demand (AVOD) and surround sound.
The passenger connectivity will feature Satcom broadband (SSB) and GSM on-board.
The project will begin immediately with interior design and development of the technical specifications.
The new A320CJ is expected to arrive at AAC’s Dallas facility in August, 2015.
“We are pleased to have signed this project and looking forward to delivering another high-quality completion for this prominent and repeat customer,” says James Colleary, President of AAC. “2014 has been a banner year for AAC and we are actively biding and loading our shop and completion schedules for 2015 and beyond.”
Associated Air Center provides world-class programme management and ODA (Organization Designation Authorization) certification authority to keep airplane programmes 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.
AAC is StandardAero’s Transport Category VIP completions centre. Based in Dallas, it is a global leader in BBJ completions and one of the most experienced firms in the industry.
Authorised by both Boeing and Airbus, AAC offers full completion capabilities for both narrow body and wide body aircraft, including maintenance, refurbishment, modifications and upgrades.
Founded in 1948 as Associate Radio, the company has served the VVIP market and global Heads of State for over six decades.
StandardAero is one of the world’s largest independent providers of services including engine and airframe maintenance, repair and overhaul, engine component repair, engineering services, interior completions and paint applications.
A Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) company, StandardAero provides a global service network of 13 primary facilities in the US, Canada, Europe, Singapore and Australia, along with an additional 50 sales and field service locations.
The company celebrated its 100th year of industry leadership in 2011.
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