Boeing Shanghai Aviation Services has been awarded a contract to conduct a C-check on a Boeing 777-200ER operated by Russian carrier Orenair.
It is the first time that the MRO has been awarded a 777 heavy maintenance contract. It has previously completed overnight checks on 777-300s and cabin reconfiguration work for other customers.
“This 777 heavy maintenance service agreement is another major step forward in our capabilities expansion strategy,” said Dermot Swan, chief executive of Boeing Shanghai. “Orenair is one of the leading operators in Russia and we look forward to a long-term relationship with them.”
Orenair has a fleet of three 777s and 21 737s.
Boeing Shanghai is a joint venture between Boeing, Shanghai Airport Authorities and China Eastern Airlines.