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as STAECO, is
located at Jinan
in China's Shandong province. e company is one of the
major MRO providers in mainland China.
STAECO o ers extensive maintenance and engineering
solutions for medium and small commercial aircra . e
company's business includes cargo conversions, heavy
maintenance, systems upgrades, transit checks, component
overhaul, parts fabrication, technical training, engineering
consulting, docking system design and manufacture, parts
and spares sales, and more.
e company focuses on lean production processes
to boost e ciency, as well as a philosophy of constant
improvement. STAECO says it has enjoyed healthy
growth in the past decade, maintaining the highest
safety and quality standards while focusing on meeting
The company began operations in 1999, and has
approvals from aviation authorities including the
Civil Aviation Administration of China, Hong Kong
Civil Aviation Department and US Federal Aviation
Administration. Main aircra types ser viced include
Boeing 737, Bombardier CRJ200 and CRJ700 and Saab
STAECO is a joint venture of Shandong Aviation
Group, Hongkong Aircraft Engineering (HAECO),
Taikoo(Xiamen) Aircra Engineering (TAECO) and
Hongkong ZhongKai Aviation Consulting Service.
Also nominated in the low-cost carrier award category
(see page 23), Kuala Lumpur based AirAsia has become
well-known for operational innovation on the road to
becoming Asia's largest and most successful budget airline.
In its drive to attain the lowest cost levels, making
ying accessible to all, AirAsia also strives to maintain the
highest quality product, embracing technolog y to reduce
costs and enhance service levels.
e company says it makes the low fare model possible
through the implementation of the several key strategies:
putting safety rst, maintaining high aircra utilization,
o ering a choice of customised ser vices, streamlining
operations, adopting a lean distribution system and
serving a point-to-point network.
Airways New Zealand
Air ways New Zealand, New Zealand's air navigation
services provider, provides a range of service e ciencies,
improved procedures, and world-leading initiatives to help
airlines in their quest to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
as they y into and over New Zealand's 37 million square
kilometres of airspace.
In 2008, Air ways New Zealand was awarded the
prestigious Eagle Award by the International Air Transport
Association, for outstanding performance in customer
satisfaction, cost e ciency and continuous improvement.
A big part of Air ways New Zealand's commitment to its
customers is based on its contribution to helping airlines
using New Zealand's airspace to reduce their greenhouse
Airways' estimate of the annual value to the New Zealand
airline industry of its existing emissions-saving e orts,
through e cient vectoring and ow control, stands at about
NZ$20 million (US$15 million) per year.
These existing emissions savings are being realised
every day in the skies over New Zealand through the
professionalism and expertise New Zealand's air tra c
controllers and their commitment to finding flight
e ciencies for every aircra they control.
A number of new initiatives are playing an increasingly
important role in airline fuel-economy, by focusing on
flexible and efficient routing, and further promoting
collaborative working practices between airline operators,
airport companies and Airways New Zealand.
Among the new initiatives is the development of an
online Collaborative Arrivals Manager, involving the
sharing of real-time information between airlines, airport
companies and Airways New Zealand, to ensure agreed
scheduling during disruptive weather conditions.
Aldinger Industries Airovation
Aldinger Industries Airovation is a medium-sized enterprise
specialising in plastics, which produces interior and
exterior equipment for the aviation industry. e company
manufactures parts for aircra seats and cabin interior
linings, using a new manufacturing process that involves
nishing and converting aviation-licensed thermoplastic
e special nishing technology used by the company
yields bene ts in the individual designable surface by
preser ving its whole thermoformability.
Technology & Environment
nominee Airways New Zealand
is helping airlines in their
efforts to cut greenhouse gas
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