The design for these parts will be done in St. Louis, Boeing Aerostructures Australia (BAA) and other Boeing sites. The parts built by the St. Louis team will support 777X work at the composite wing center in Everett, WA.
The new maintenance agreement includes heavy checks, pylon modifications, full painting, landing gear replacement, avionics upgrades and cabin modifications on seven 767-300ERs that will enter service this month.
The company released its annual China Current Market Outlook (CMO) today in Beijing which shows Chinese carriers will take delivery of nearly 45 percent of the total demand for airplanes in the Asia Pacific region during the forecast period.
The order, valued at $8.8 billion at list prices, is the largest in BOC Aviation's 20-year history and part of the Singapore-based leasing company's effort to grow its portfolio of fuel-efficient airplanes.
It solves the challenge of finding out-of-production avionics for the AWACS fleet by utilizing readily available commercial-off-the-shelf digital avionics. The modifications begin in 2016 and will be completed by 2018.
Boeing and China Eastern teams have deployed the Boeing Airplane Health Management system on 157 Next-Generation 737 airplanes. The contract extends to eventually cover AHM deployment for a total of 250 737s.