Boe­ing Part­ners with China Air­lines to En­hance Main­te­nance, En­gi­neer­ing, Train­ing Ca­pa­bil­i­ties

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SEAT­TLE. Boe­ing and China Air­lines have signed a Mem­o­ran­dum of Un­der­stand­ing (MOU) to ex­plore the de­vel­op­ment of the air­line’s ca­pa­bil­i­ties to serve the grow­ing main­te­nance, re­pair and over­haul mar­ket in Asia. Boe­ing an­tic­i­pates pro­vid­ing tech­ni­cal sup­port and main­te­nance train­ing to China Air­lines to en­hance its abil­ity to ser­vice Boe­ing prod­ucts. In ad­di­tion, Boe­ing in­tends to work closely with China Air­lines to qual­ify it as an ap­proved Boe­ing sup­plier, which will en­able the air­line to bid for work on Boe­ing’s wide-rang­ing prod­ucts and ser­vices. “We are pleased to fur­ther ex­tend our part­ner­ship with The Boe­ing Com­pany,” said Ho NuanH­suan, Chair­man, China Air­lines. “This MOU with Boe­ing pro­vides a plat­form that will al­low us to en­hance the world-class ca­pa­bil­i­ties of China Air­lines Group. We look for­ward to con­tribut­ing to the steady growth of com­mer­cial avi­a­tion in Tai­wan, as well as the rest of Asia.” With a grow­ing num­ber of air­lines in the Asia-Pa­cific re­gion se­lect­ing Boe­ing air­planes, China Air­lines will have the op­por­tu­nity to be­come a qual­i­fied Boe­ing Global Fleet Care ser­vice provider in Asia. In ad­di­tion, Boe­ing aims to aid China Air­lines’ qual­i­fi­ca­tion as a po­ten­tial Boe­ing Con­verted Freighter (BCF) con­ver­sion site, as well as ex­plore train­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties to de­velop the air­line’s ca­pa­bil­ity as an air­frame mod­i­fi­ca­tion sup­plier for Boe­ing’s air­planes.

“China Air­lines has been a very im­por­tant part­ner to Boe­ing for more than five decades and this mu­tu­ally ben­e­fi­cial col­lab­o­ra­tion will fur­ther en­hance their ca­pa­bil­i­ties in main­te­nance and en­gi­neer­ing,” said Ihssane Mounir, se­nior vice pres­i­dent, Sales and Mar­ket­ing, Boe­ing Com­mer­cial Air­planes. “This re­la­tion­ship will al­low China Air­lines to de­velop and de­liver world-class main­te­nance ser­vice to global air­line cus­tomers, while also adding value to Boe­ing’s net­work of global sup­plier part­ners.”

With nearly 40 per cent of the fu­ture mar­ket de­mand for com­mer­cial air­planes com­ing from the Asia-Pa­cific re­gion, the col­lab­o­ra­tion with China Air­lines in Boe­ing’s largest mar­ket will pro­vide flex­i­bil­ity for global air­line cus­tomers, while also con­tribut­ing to Tai­wan’s grow­ing com­mer­cial avi­a­tion in­dus­try. “We are proud to have the sup­port of cus­tomers like China Air­lines as we en­ter into this new chap­ter of ser­vices ex­cel­lence un­der Boe­ing Global Ser­vices,” said Mike Flem­ing, vice pres­i­dent Com­mer­cial Ser­vices for Boe­ing Global Ser­vices. “By work­ing to­gether, we can pro­vide tai­lored and cost­ef­fec­tive so­lu­tions within the com­mer­cial avi­a­tion in­dus­try.”

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