Boeing Shanghai and Shanghai Airlines opened a two-bay hangar at their joint venture, Boeing Shanghai Aviation Services Co., Ltd.
The new hangar, located at Shanghai Pudong Airport, will play a role in Boeing’s plan to “become a world-class facility and an aviation services leader in China,” the company said Thursday.
China is the world’s largest international market for Boeing commercial airplanes.
Boeing Shanghai, an MRO (maintenance, repair and overhaul) facility, performs line maintenance and heavy maintenance as well as upgrades for airplane interiors, avionics and in-flight entertainment systems.
“Boeing Shanghai’s increasing capabilities will provide our Chinese airline customers and the international market the services that will help them expand safely and efficiently,” said Lou Mancini, senior vice president, Commercial Aviation Services for Boeing. “China and Asia are the global leaders in aviation growth, and the newly expanded facility provides an incredible opportunity to support these expanding fleets throughout their life cycle.”
Boeing is the largest foreign customer of China’s aviation industry. China produces parts and components for all Boeing commercial airplane programs