SHANGHAI, Dec. 4, 2013 – Boeing Shanghai Aviation Services Co., Ltd., (Boeing Shanghai) and Aeroflot Russian Airlines (Aeroflot) have agreed to the airline’s 15th 767 C-check for induction this month at Boeing Shanghai’s facility at Pudong Airport.
The new agreement celebrates and continues a successful business cooperation that began in 2010 with the launch of Boeing Shanghai’s 767 and 777 maintenance support programs.
“I want to thank Boeing Shanghai for successful cooperation and their support over these three years. Our cooperation started in 2010 and has included many types of heavy maintenance and lease return checks on Boeing 767s and 777s. We began our work from ground zero and it was through mutual understanding that we have been able to achieve success,” said Evgeniy Kurochkin, head of Fleet Management Group, Aeroflot Russian Airlines.
Boeing Shanghai’s support to Aeroflot also includes full paint, cabin modification and aircraft records management services, as well as A- and C-checks for their new 777-300ERs. Boeing Shanghai also supports Aeroflot’s end-of-lease checks to ensure smooth airplane transitions back to lessors with minimum cost and ground time.
A C-check is an extensive check of the airplane’s systems and components, generally requiring several days. An A-check typically is an overnight maintenance check at a designated station.
“Boeing Shanghai continues to demonstrate its commitment to Aeroflot by providing high quality full-scope maintenance, repair and overhaul services to help Aeroflot successfully expand its business,” said Dermot Swan, CEO of Boeing Shanghai. “We value our partnership with Aeroflot and are grateful for their enduring confidence in Boeing Shanghai’s maintenance services.”
Aeroflot is the flagship carrier for Russia with headquarters in Moscow. Currently Aeroflot offers domestic and international passenger services covering a network of 97 cities in 48 countries. The airline currently operates five 767-300ERs, four 777-300ER and one 737-800.
Boeing Shanghai is a joint venture between Boeing, Shanghai Airport Authorities and China Eastern Airlines. Boeing Shanghai offers a broad range of services from engineering, aircraft maintenance and modification to material management and component repair and overhaul, providing the Boeing Edge to customers throughout the world.
It has signed 767 heavy maintenance agreements with Air Astana and Rossiya Airlines, based in Kazakhstan and Russia.