Everett, WA, (May 12, 2010) – Aviation Technical Services (ATS) and Sojitz Corporation of Japan have reached a five-year agreement to promote aircraft heavy maintenance and modification of Japanese registered aircraft in North America.
In one of the first objectives of their agreement, ATS and Sojitz will take advantage of ATS being located near Boeing’s widebody aircraft production facility on Paine Field, and Sojitz being Boeing’s International Services Contractor in Japan, by targeting work in modification of Japanese post delivery aircraft coming off the production line.
The agreement also includes Sojitz sponsorship of ATS (the eighth largest third party MRO company in the world) for obtaining Japan’s JCAB certification. ATS’ current list of certification achievements include: FAA Class IV Repair Station; Quality Management System AS 9110 and ISO 9001:2000 EASA Repair Station; and Bermuda DCA Approved. ATS is also working to obtain China’s CAAC certification in the second quarter of 2010.
About Sojitz Corporation
Sojitz is an integrated global Japanese trading company representing numerous industries such as autos, aircraft, textiles, apparel and chemical, worldwide. Sojitz Corporation of America annual sales exceed $7 billion annually and parent Sojitz Corporation annual sales are approximately $54 billion. Sojitz has represented Boeing Commercial Airplane sales to Japanese airlines for 50 years.
About Aviation Technical Services
As a provider of maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for commercial and military transport jet aircraft, ATS list of certification achievements include FAA Class IV Repair Station; Quality Management System AS 9110 and ISO 9001:2000 EASA Repair Station; and Bermuda DCA Approved Maintenance Organization. ATS services include airframe heavy & medium checks & structural modifications, complete component MRO, paint such as narrow & widebody / corporate / fleet campaigns, defense drop-in & depot level MRO, and business jet interior refurbishment. ATS also performs specialty services and projects such as 737-300 Classic life extension program, winglet installations on 737/757/767 aircraft, Boeing Business Jet (BBJ) interior installations and passenger to freighter conversions. www.atsmro.aero.
Aviation Technical Services is a provider of maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for commercial and military transport jet aircraft.
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