Unlike the CCS business line, which co-designs products with OEMs, the AS business line offers services for aircraft that OEMs have already developed. Its aim is to offer a complete range of services to give end customers or operators a customised aircraft that meets the requirements of their specific mission.

The range of aircraft services includes:

  • mission customisation,
  • aircraft mission customisation (VIP interiors and EMS),
  • air base services (flight, maintenance and overhaul services),
  • support for pilot and maintenance technician training,

to enable customers to fully focus on their core activities, such as emergency assistance, airtaxi services, business travel and cargo transport.

These services are offered to OEMs, operators and end customers and are based on the research and development (R&D) conducted for the proprietary systems developed by other group business lines. They draw on specific infrastructures (hangars, landing pads, airstrips and classrooms for technical personnel), which are either owned (the Tronto airstrip) or belong to third parties.

The background exploited for this business line consists of, inter alia, aircraft building know-how passed down from previous manufacturing experience.

The MAG Design Studio, which constitutes an integral part of the AS business line, is the distinguishing feature, as it aims to achieve brand recognition in the style of its VIP interiors, ergonomic optimisation and industrial design.

As such, the MAG Design Studio strives to be both a frame of reference for customers’ style coordinators and the solution for customers seeking one single provider offering a complete solution.

Aircraft MRO & refurbishment, and cabin kit installation complete the range of services offered and can be carried out at either the customer’s facilities or MAG’s infrastructures for one-stop shopping.

Mobile aircraft repair stations can also perform MRO activities on aircraft

Refurbishment and kit installation services include VIP (which can feature MAG Design Studio styling), EMS, Business, Utility and Oil & Gas interiors.

As activities are located in various centres near key customers and exploit infrastructures useful for the services, such as regional airports: Monteprandone (Ascoli Piceno, Italy), Vergiate (Varese, Italy), Philadelphia (PA, USA) and Hagerstown (MD, USA).

The business recently acquired new projects for the Bell Helicopter 429 VIP, Airbus Helicopters EC145 VIP and Airbus Helicopters EC 145T2 EMS aircraft.