Guangzhou Aircraft Maintenance Engineering (GAMECO) has completed its first Boeing 777 landing gear overhaul.
It comes on the back of a 2019 approval by both the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) to conduct Boeing 777 landing gear overhaul work.
The first landing gear set GAMECO worked on belonged to parent company China Southern Airlines. Cirium fleets data indicates the carrier operates 27 777s — 15 777-300ERs and 12 777Fs.
GAMECO says the expected landing gear overhaul business volume will be “considerable” in the near future. It will perform the 777 landing gear maintenance at its branch in Qingyuan, in Guangdong province.
The unit, which specialises in landing gear maintenance and overhaul, counts the Airbus A320 family, A330, as well as Boeing 737 among its current capabilities.