SHANGHAI, Sept. 13, 2010 —— Boeing Shanghai Aviation Services Co., Ltd (Boeing Shanghai) announced that it has executed a Memorandum of Understanding with Boeing Commercial Airplanes to become a supplier of Fleet Management and GoldCare maintenance, repair and overhaul services. It covers line and base maintenance, component management, engineering and planning as well as other services.
“As the world economy and aviation sector recovers, Boeing Shanghai, through this new agreement, will be well positioned to support the expanding Boeing fleet throughout the aircraft lifecycle with comprehensive fleet management services,” said Bernard Hensey, Boeing Shanghai CEO.
The announcement was made during a Boeing Shanghai celebration of the first anniversary of its new, two-bay hangar at Shanghai Pudong International Airport. During the past year, Boeing Shanghai has gained airworthiness approvals from U.S. Federal Aviation Administration, the European Aviation Safety Agency and Thai Department of Civil Aviation for all levels of Next-Generation 737 and 767 base maintenance, while expanding its customer base to include an array of international customers from Europe, United States, China and Asia. The facility also became an approved conversion center for 737 Classic passenger-to-freighter modifications and completed FAA certification of its state-of-the-art painting facility.
Boeing Shanghai was established in June 2006 as a joint venture of Boeing, Shanghai Airport Authorities and Shanghai Airlines. The mission of Boeing Shanghai is to provide high-quality modification, maintenance, repair and overhaul services to regional and international airlines as well as to domestic Chinese airlines.