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A joint venture between Air China and Lu hansa, Ameco
Beijing operates three maintenance hangars, o ering
seven widebody and 14 narrowbody maintenance bays.
As well as providing complete maintenance services for
Air China's entire eet, the company also has more than
40 customers in China and 26 overseas.
Ser vices include hangar maintenance up to C-check,
D-checks on some types, VIP cabin retro ts, fuel tank
repair, engine condition monitoring, modifications
such as TCAS and SATCOM installation, Section 41
modi cations and others. Aircra types ser viced include
Boeing 737, 747, 757, 767, 777 and MD-11; and Airbus
A310, A320 and A330/340. Engine types include CFM
International CFM56, GE CF6, IAE V2500, Pratt &
Whitney JT9D and Rolls-Royce RB211.
Ameco provides pre- ight, transit, a er- ight and
other maintenance services to more than 40 Chinese and
26 international airlines. e international customers
include Asiana Airlines, Egypt Air, El Al, Lu hansa
Cargo and Saudi Arabian Airlines. e company has
representatives stationed in Shanghai, Guangzhou and
Aircra overhaul activities take place in the company's
four-bay hangar and painting hangar. Structure,
cabin interior, composite and component repairs are
completed in adjacent workshops. e four-bay hangar
can accommodate four Boeing 747-400s and two Boeing
747-200s at the same time. An additional Boeing 747
hangar for heavy maintenance and painting is under
construction and will be put into use pretty soon, the
Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering
Hong Kong Aircra Engineering Company - better
known as HAECO - has provided comprehensive
aeronautical engineering and maintenance ser vices to
airlines and operators since 1950.
When HAECO signed a 20-year Franchise
Agreement with Hong Kong's Airport Authority, it
became the only full-ser vice MRO provider at the new
Hong Kong International Airport at Chek Lap Kok,
o ering comprehensive line to heavy maintenance
packages including aircraft component overhaul
support and AOG/aircra -recovery service.
A quality-focused, customer-responsive approach is
the cornerstone of HAECO's operating philosophy.
Complemented by highly trained, skilled sta , this
allows it to o er tailor-made, value-for-money packages
to customers worldwide.
HAECO has, over the years, expanded beyond the
boundaries of the Hong Kong Special Administrative
Region into other cities in China, with a liates such
as Taikoo (Xiamen) Aircra Engineering Co. Ltd.
(TAECO) at Xiamen, Fujian province, and Taikoo
(Shandong) Aircra Engineering Co. Ltd. (STAECO)
at Jinan, Shandong province.
Recently, a new joint venture -- Taikoo Sichuan
Aircra Engineering Ser vices -- has been formed in
Sichuan. It also operates maintenance facilities in
Singapore -- Singapore (HAECO), abbreviated as
SHAECO -- and Bahrain. In addition, HAECO has
established joint ventures with key major Original
Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) in pursuit of
providing 'Total Care' services to its customers.
Swire Paci c holds major interests in HAECO and
provides management support.
Lufthansa Technik Philippines
Part of the Lu hansa Technik Group, Manila-based
Lu hansa Technik Philippines (LTP) is a competence
centre for the maintenance and overhaul of Airbus
A330-200 and -300 twinjets and four-engine A340-200,
-300, -500 and -600 jetliners.
Founded in September 2000 as a joint venture
between Lufthansa Technik (51 percent) and the
Philippines' MacroAsia (49 percent), LTP o ers its
international customers a growing portfolio of wide-
ranging technical services.
The company opened its first overhaul line for
Airbus long-haul aircra in 2002. A second line became
operational in January 2004. With the construction
of a second hangar, boasting 8,500 square meters of
oorspace, the facilities at Ninoy Aquino International
Airport were increased to a total oor-space of 110,000
square meters and the number of employees rose to over
LTP is now able to o er a full range of ser vices, from
the maintenance of aircra and engines to extensive
modi cations, cabin upgrades and paintwork for the
Airbus A320, A330, A340, Boeing 737 and 747-400
aircra . With the extra capacity, it is even possible to
perform two A330/A340 overhauls at the same time.
Today, LTP maintains and overhauls not only the
entire eet of Philippine Airlines, but also commercial
aircra belonging to 20 other Asian and international
airlines. e company focuses especially on the rapidly
growing market of A330/A340 aircra .
Lufthansa Technik Shenzhen
Lu hansa Technik Shenzhen (LTS) is a joint venture
between Germany's Lufthansa Technik (with a 90
percent stake), Beijing Kailan Aviation Technologies
(with 10 percent) and Shenzhen Investment Holding.
e company o ers repair, maintenance, overhaul and
modification of airframe-related components such
as thrust-reversers, cowlings, radomes, ight control
surfaces and others. It also o ers component ser vices
for more than 30,000 components of Airbus and Boeing
airliners as well as regional aircra .
e company specialises in MRO services for thrust
reversers and other high-value aircraft components
made from composite and bonded materials. Founded
in 2000, LTS began operations in May 2002.
e company is one of three sites within the Lu hansa
Technik Group that are dedicated to Airframe Related
Components (ARC), the others being the workshops
for composite materials in Hamburg and Tulsa, USA.
Based at the Bao'an International Airport in Shenzhen,
southern China, on a site covering 48,000 square metres,
including 6,300 square metres of workshop space, the
company's location is one of the factors that make it an
important partner for customers from the Asia-Paci c
region. Some 200 sta work in the competence centre,
mainly on maintenance of thrust reversers for engines
such as the General Electric CF6, radomes, engine
cowlings and control surfaces.
Awards Category: MRO
Ameco, which maintains the entire aircraft
fleet of Air China, is one of the nominees in
the MRO category.
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