carrier EVA Air’s maintenance joint venture with General Electric, Evergreen
Aviation Technologies (EGAT), plans to move into the aircraft conversion
business following the opening of a second hangar at Taipei
new hangar, which took 16 months to construct, is 123m (406ft) long and 95m
(314ft) wide and can accommodate a single widebody and narrowbody
spokesman for EGAT says that the venture will primarily use the hangar for
airframe conversion, adding that the opening of the new facility “sets the
stage” for the company’s entry into the business.
gives us facilities to expand operations and perform airframe conversions that
meet the highest quality and safety standards,” he says, adding that only a few
companies presently offer conversion capabilities.
company has not yet disclosed whether it has a customer for such work.
Air forged its joint venture with GE in 1998. EGAT’s facilities at the airport
already include a hangar capable of simultaneously handling two Boeing 747-400s
and a single narrowbody aircraft.
activities include maintenance on aircraft including Boeing 757s, 767s, 747s
and MD-11s as well as Airbus A320 family types. It also handles powerplants
such as the GE CF6 and International Aero Engines V2500.