SHANGHAI, June 2, 2011 – Boeing Shanghai Aviation Services Co., Ltd (Boeing Shanghai) announced today that Business Air and Boeing Shanghai signed a five-year contract to supply heavy maintenance and engineering services to support its growing fleet of Boeing 767’s. The agreement, which came during a signing ceremony at Business Air headquarters in Bangkok, is an expansion of an earlier contract with the airline for 767 maintenance checks.
Boeing Shanghai will provide Business Air with fundamental engineering for any modification and structural assessments. While operating in Asia, Business Air will have access to Boeing engineers from Shanghai to support day-to-day operations and analysis. Boeing Shanghai has gained considerable experience and expertise in airworthiness and configuration management, both important factors in this business segment.
“We were very satisfied with the heavy maintenance work Boeing Shanghai delivered to us in 2010,” said Sean Te’o, COO of Business Air. “This contract with Boeing Shanghai will enhance the reliability and cost effectiveness of our operation.”
“We are honored that Business Air is placing their continued trust in us by signing this five-year contract,” said Bernard Hensey, CEO of Boeing Shanghai. “Business Air is a very important customer to us.”
“We look forward to any form of support and help that Boeing Shanghai can provide our company,” said Anucha Tiwari, CEO of Business Air. “This contract and long-term working relationship with Boeing Shanghai will only add value to our company moving forward.” Business Air is an all-767 operator based in Bangkok, Thailand, providing regularly scheduled international charter flights between Thailand, Korea and Japan with plans to expand their fleet and route structure.
Separately, Boeing Shanghai successfully delivered its first winglet modification, combined with a pylon modification and a D check performed on a 767 for AeroSvit Ukraine Airlines during May. Boeing Shanghai was established in June 2006 as a joint venture of Boeing, Shanghai Airport Authorities and China Eastern Airlines. Boeing Shanghai offers a broad range of services from engineering, aircraft maintenance and modification to component repair and overhaul and material management, each committed to exceed customer expectations.