Boeing Shanghai Aviation Services Co., Ltd., (Boeing Shanghai) and Xiamen Air celebrated today the completion of the first 787-8 base maintenance check, also known as a C-check and Wi-Fi modification at Boeing Shanghai's hangar at Shanghai Pudong Airport.
The relationship with Xiamen Air solidifies Boeing Shanghai's position in the global market for 787 heavy maintenance and connectivity modifications as it enters China's market.
"We are very pleased with the 787 C-check and Wi-Fi modification performed by Boeing Shanghai. Their expertise in the field contributes significantly to program reliability, safety and improving flight services for our customers. We hope this successful program is a good start for our future cooperation with Boeing Shanghai in more areas," said by Tang Jianqi, General Manager, Aircraft Maintenance and Engineering, Xiamen Air.
A C-check is an extensive check of the airplane's systems and components that can require several days to perform.
"The successful completion is a testament to Boeing Shanghai's capability in the 787 maintenance and modification market. We are very grateful for the confidence Xiamen Air has placed in our team," said Dermot Swan, CEO of Boeing Shanghai. "Xiamen Air is an important and prestigious 787 carrier and we look forward to a long, mutually rewarding relationship with them."
Established in 1984 and based in Xiamen, China, Xiamen Air operates scheduled passenger flights to major cities in China, as well as international routes to Southeast Asia, Northeast Asia and North America. Currently Xiamen Airlines operates an all-Boeing fleet consisting of 9 787s, four 757s and about 140 Next Generation 737s.
Boeing Shanghai is a joint venture between Boeing, Shanghai Airport Authorities and China Eastern Airlines. As a Center of Excellence for Next-Generation 737 Boeing Converted Freighter modifications and 787 heavy maintenance and modifications, Boeing Shanghai provides a comprehensive range of services from engineering, aircraft maintenance and modification to component repair and overhaul and supply chain management. Its base and line maintenance capabilities also support 737, 767, 777 and 747 models and cover major and minor checks, composite repair, structural modifications including winglet and pylon, cabin upgrades, engine and landing gear replacement and full paint hangar.