Ameco Beijing wants to develop new MRO capabilities, as it seeks to capitalise on the growth of aviation in Asia-Pacific.
In a statement, the MRO firm says that besides continuing to develop new capabilities on new-generation aircraft, it is doubling its efforts on its modification and retrofit capabilities, such as developing a parallel production line for Boeing 757 passenger-to-freighter conversion.
Ameco also plans to build up its 787 and Airbus A350 starter generator capabilities, and is developing a new landing gear overhaul capability. At present, Ameco conducts landing gear MRO services for the A320 family, A330 and 737NG and 747-400.
In addition, Ameco intends to invest and establish a new component workshop. It also currently conducts repair work on thrust reversers for the International Aero Engines IAE V2500-V5, CFM International CFM56-5B, CFM56-3, CFM56-7B, and Rolls-Royce Trent 700 powerplants.
On VIP aircraft, Ameco says it will continue in its development of a new workshop to meet completion demands of widebody aircraft. In January, Ameco completed China’s first 6C-check on an A319 business jet. The company, adds that it is also seeking approvals from other airworthiness authorities for market expansion.
Ameco currently provides completions on the business jet variant of the A330, 737 and 747.
Over the past year, the company says it has added new customers for its airframe services, with airlines coming from Germany, Czech Republic, Russia, Turkey, Iraq and Hong Kong.
Ameco adds that such work from international airlines have led to "fast growth", especially at its 10 line maintenance stations across China.
“Ameco is dedicating itself to meeting customers’ maintenance needs and promoting brand image through the comprehensive and one-stop maintenance services,” says Zhu Xiao, Ameco's executive vice president and chief market officer. "In the future, Ameco will seek more cooperation opportunities on new maintenance service to reach a full coverage on products and services.”