Phoenix Composite Solutions in Oscoda is now certified to perform maintenance on aircraft parts and components for Chinese civilian aircraft. Its recent Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) maintenance organization certification joins two others issued to Phoenix; the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration air agency certificate and one from the European Aviation Safety Agency.
"This will increase business on engines by 20 percent within the next three years," said Marshall Olger, vice president sales and product development. Olger said it took four years to obtain the certification, but he did not do it alone. "It took a team of people," he said, including a couple of visits to China with Jeff Hansen, quality manager.
Also, Phoenix employees, including Jill Brown, engine operations and planning manager, worked on building a repair station manual to meet CAAC specifications. The new certification will increase business, growing new jobs, because, said Olger, Phoenix will be able to perform work for customers which sell to China, as well. Olger said keeping careers, not just jobs at home - in Oscoda and in the United States - is what the company is all about.
Phoenix employs 100 individuals at the facility located on the former Air Force base in Oscoda.