Boeing, the Shanghai Airport Authority and Shanghai Airlines have opened up a new two-bay hangar at their joint venture, Boeing Shanghai Aviation Services.
Located at Shanghai Pudong Airport, the hangar is a major element in Boeing Shanghai’s plan to become a world-class facility and an aviation services leader in China. This is important, for it is the world’s largest international market for Boeing commercial airplanes.
This is an MRO facility. (It will add something to your life to know that MRO stands for maintenance, repair and overhaul.) It performs line maintenance and heavy maintenance as well as upgrades for airplane interiors, avionics and in-flight entertainment systems.
Lou Mancini, senior vice president, Commercial Aviation Services, Boeing Commercial Airplanes, said, “China and Asia are the global leaders in aviation growth, and the newly expanded facility will support these expanding fleets throughout their life cycle.”
Zikkir reports that the PR claim, which is accurate, is that Boeing and China have enjoyed a mutually beneficial 37-year-long partnership. Boeing is the largest foreign customer of China’s aviation industry. China produces parts and components for all Boeing commercial airplane programs.