08/12/2014

9 December 2014, 9 am to12.30 pm – engine run on a Boeing 747-800 aircraft at EuroAirport

On Tuesday, 9 December 2014, an engine run test will be run on a Boeing 747-800 aircraft in the south-west area of the EuroAirport site by way of exception.

Tomorrow Tuesday, 9 December 2014 an engine run test will take place at EuroAirport on a large capacity Boeing 747-800 aeroplane between 9 am and 12.30 pm subject to favourable weather conditions. This engine test constitutes a one-off event.

The engine run test will be performed by AMAC Aerospace Switzerland on the apron in front of one of its hangars in the south-west Zone 6 bis on the EuroAirport site. The test is scheduled to last for around 2 hours and will be carried out in part at full engine power.

Because of the size of the aircraft, the manufacturer’s stipulations and for security reasons, the test cannot be carried out as usual inside the silencer or in the area specially designed for this purpose in the west of the airport site. During the course of the test, part of the apron and the East-West runway will remain closed for security reasons.

Engine tests on the ground are prescribed for operational security reasons. These tests must be performed inside the silencer at night (10 pm to 6 am) or on Sundays. During the daytime, engine tests usually take place in the area specially designed for this purpose situated in the west of the airport site.

Today, the sector of aircraft refurbishment and maintenance activities at EuroAirport employs around 2000 people.

EuroAirport Management thanks the inhabitants living near the airport for their understanding - this engine run test is a one-off event.