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September 2015

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Exclusive: Quiet revolution at Ameco bookmark

Instead of a the previous 60/40 split, the company – now referred to as New Ameco – is formed of a 75% shareholding by Air China and a 25% shareholding by Lufthansa. New Ameco has a main base and its headquarters in Beijing, with an additional nine branches of Air China Technics in Chengdu, Chongqing, Hangzhou, Tianjin, Hohhot, Shanghai, Guiyang, Wuhan and Guangzhou.

 

Originally, Ameco Beijing was founded in 1989 under a 25-year joint venture agreement. This was extended for a further 25 years in 2004.

New Ameco covers a wide range of business, including line maintenance, aircraft overhaul and painting, engine overhaul, component overhaul, landing gear overhaul, business jet services, engineering, training, and GSE calibration. It is authorised by CAAC to act as a Designated Modification Design Organization Representative (DMDOR). Currently, it possesses maintenance licenses from almost 30 countries or regions, including CAAC, FAA and EASA. It has more than 160 maintenance stations at home and abroad, forming a large maintenance network worldwide.

 

At Beijing Capital International Airport, it operates two four-bay hangars, together with a one-bay hangar for Boeing 747 overhaul and painting. New Ameco is also running a hangar for business jet services in Beijing. In Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport, New Ameco has a Boeing 757 three-bay hangar and an Airbus A321 three-bay hangar for letter checks and heavy maintenance services, meeting the layover requirement of all maintenance levels on Boeing 737NG series, Boeing 757 and Airbus aircraft up to the A340. Another painting hangar can house aircraft as large as an Airbus A330. A hangar for line maintenance that would be able to house an Airbus A330 and two Airbus A321 aircraft at the same time is currently under construction. Chongqing, Hangzhou, Tianjin and Hohhot each have a hangar to meet the maintenance layover requirement of Boeing 737NG series and Airbus A320 Family aircraft.

 

New Ameco has now started a long-term strategic development plan and will integrate and optimise its resources to develop domestic and international customers.

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