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GAMECO starts first A380 3C-check

Guangzhou Aircraft Maintenance and Engineering (GAMECO) has started work on its first 3C-check on an Airbus A380 operated by China Southern Airlines.

The aircraft bearing the registration B-6136, was inducted on 1 March, and GAMECO adds that the process is expected to take up to 100,000 manhours and apply nearly 6,400 items of material and tools.

The aircraft is expected to leave the shop on 4 June.

GAMECO is scheduled to complete the six-year check on four other A380s operated by China Southern over the next two years. It is also looking to offer the same checks to other A380 operators.

The MRO previously completed its first A380 1C-check in 2013, and first 2C-check in 2015.

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