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  • Pictures and More on Boeing Shanghai Opening
    Posted by Elyse Moody 4:15 PM on Oct 16, 2009

    Here's some pictures and more information on Boeing Shanghai Aviation Services new hangar, which officially opened yesterday. (See my MRO Channel story here.)


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    [Photo credit: Boeing Shanghai Aviation Services]

    Joint venture partners Boeing (the largest shareholder), Shanghai Airport (Group) Co. Ltd. and Shanghai Airlines will perform passenger-to-freighter conversions; upgrades to interiors, avionics and entertainment systems; line maintenance and heavy maintenance checks.

    The joint venture received its business license June 29, 2006 from the Shanghai Bureau of Industry and Commerce, and a certificate of approval from the Ministry of Commerce on June 5, 2006.


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    [Photo credit: Boeing Shanghai Aviation Services]

    In May 2008, Boeing Shanghai earned certification to perform heavy maintenance on Boeing Next-Generation 737s from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC).  It received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Repair Station Certification soon after this.

    Construction of the new facility started in early 2008.  It's a four-bay hangar, with each bay capable of housing widebody aircraft. Narrowbody aircraft may be positioned “mid-bay” between the larger bays, and one bay will be equipped for airplane painting, according to Boeing Shanghai.

    Boeing and its partners plan to implement both classroom and on-the-job training programs for the employees of Boeing Shanghai Aviation Services. 

    Boeing Shanghai Aviation Services also plans to apply for additional certifications through the Japan Civil Aviation Bureau, European Aviation Safety Agency and Korean Civil Aviation Bureau.


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    [Photo credit: Boeing Shanghai Aviation Services]

    Tags: om99, boeing, shanghai

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