SHANGHAI, May 10, 2012 – Boeing Shanghai Aviation Services Co., Ltd (Boeing Shanghai) announced today that UTair Aviation and Boeing Shanghai have signed two agreements for maintenance and engineering services.
Under one agreement, Boeing Shanghai will provide engineering solutions to support UTair’s incoming fleet of up to eight 767-200ERs, helping the airline develop a maintenance program, develop new interior configurations and prepare a modification program to assure that the airplanes are in compliance with European and Russian aviation authorities’ requirements. In addition, Boeing Shanghai will provide other services to maximize safe and efficient operations as this new model type enters UTair’s fleet.
Boeing Shanghai also has been awarded a contract for heavy maintenance of the first 767 to be introduced to UTair’s fleet in July.
Under a separate contract, Boeing Shanghai recently has completed a C-check on a Boeing 737-500 airplane for UTair.
“UTair Aviation is a special customer of Boeing Shanghai that is placing their trust in our fleet management services capabilities,” said Bernard Hensey, CEO of Boeing Shanghai. “In this partnership with UTair, we take seriously our commitment to support the airline’s safe and efficient operations.”
“The entry of the 767 into the UTair fleet is a great step forward in our relationship with the airline and we are excited to support UTair in successfully achieving this important introduction of a new aircraft type into their growing network,” said Marty Bentrott, vice president of Sales for Russia, Central Asia and Middle East, Boeing Commercial Airplanes.
Based in Khanty Mansiysk, Russia, UTair Aviation is an integrated air transport and aircraft services company with over 40 years of experience on the Russian air transport market. UTair operates one of the largest aircraft fleets in Russia and ranks among the top five largest Russian carriers by passenger volume. The airline provides scheduled domestic and international passenger services and helicopter services, as well as airport services and airline catering services.
Boeing Shanghai has successful history of cooperation with Russian and Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) airlines. To date, Boeing Shanghai has completed heavy maintenance on eight 767-300ERs for Aeroflot, two 767-300ERs for S7 Airlines and seven 767-300ERs for Aerosvit, based in Ukraine.
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.