Chinese MRO GAMECO opened a base maintenance line at Beijing Daxing international airport, aimed at supporting parent company China Southern Airlines’ growing operations at the capital’s newest airport.
The base maintenance line is situated inside China Southern’s hangar 1, purported to be Asia’s largest. It can accommodate up to two Airbus A380s, three Boeing 777s and three narrowbody aircraft at one time, or up to 12 A320 family aircraft at the same time.
GAMECO inducted the first aircraft on 12 May for C checks, a China Southern A330-300 registered B-8362. This will soon be followed by other A330s, the MRO states.
GAMECO’s opening of a base maintenance line at Beijing Daxing comes nearly two months after it received approval from the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to provide line maintenance at the airport.
The Guangzhou-based MRO has also gotten European Union certification to provide maintenance works at Beijing Daxing.
GAMECO also handles line maintenance works at Beijing Daxing for Malaysia Airlines and Finnair.
China Southern is one of the first carriers to shift its Beijing operations to the new airport, and will be the largest operator there. It will base more than 200 aircraft the Beijing Daxing by 2025.