Boeing Shanghai Aviation Services
has received its U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Repair Station Certification. The certification
allows Boeing Shanghai to conduct operations in accordance with Code of Federal Regulations Part 145.
Boeing Shanghai initially is conducting heavy maintenance on Boeing Next-Generation 737 airplanes. There are more than 235 Next-Generation
737s flying in the East Asia region, with more than 260 still on order. The facility also performs non-destructive testing and other maintenance
services. Future plans call for expansion into twin-aisle airplanes, beginning with the 767-300. The company eventually will enter the
passenger-to-freighter conversion business.
"Achieving FAA certification is another step in offering our airline customers the services that will help them expand safely and efficiently, while
keeping pace with the tremendous growth in commercial aviation that we see in China over the next 20 years," said John Bruns, vice president,
China Operations, Boeing Commercial Airplanes.
Boeing Shanghai was established in June 2006 as a joint venture of Boeing, Shanghai Airport Authorities and Shanghai Airlines. Boeing
Shanghai will provide modification, maintenance, repair and overhaul services primarily to regional and international airlines as well as to
domestic Chinese airlines.
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