Boeing Shanghai has signed a maintenance agreement with Russia's Nordwind Airlines for Boeing 767 heavy maintenance work.

The maintenance, repair and overhaul facility completed a Boeing 767-300ER C check for the charter airline on 9 February and expects the next aircraft to arrive at its Pudong Airport facility on 18 March for inspection.

"We anticipate that this is only our first step in working with Boeing Shanghai and we are seriously exploring all opportunities to expand the volume of business," says Senol Yuce, Nordwind's deputy general director, technical and fleet management.

Moscow-based Nordwind Airlines operates a fleet of seven 767-300ER aircraft. The carrier was formed in 2008 and flies to holiday destinations near the Mediterranean Sea and Indian Ocean.

Boeing Shanghai is a joint venture between Boeing, Shanghai Airport Authorities and China Eastern Airlines.

Source: Air Transport Intelligence news