Aviage Systems has inked a three-year contract to provide Hainan Airlines avionics MRO services for its fleet of Boeing 787s.

The contract, a first between both parties, covers the inspection, repair and overhaul service of the 787’s integrated modular avionics components.

It comes as Aviage Systems received certification from the Civil Aviation Administration of China last June, to perform 787 avionics MRO works.

Aviage Systems chief George Chang told FlightGlobal in February that the company was also hoping to get US Federal Aviation Administration certification by this year.

Cirium fleets data shows Hainan currently operates nine 787-9s and five 787-8s. It has another 25 787s in storage.