China Airlines and U.S.-headquartered Nordam have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to explore forming a joint venture (JV) focusing on thrust reverser and composite parts repair in Asia-Pacific.
Announced at a signing ceremony in Taoyuan on Mar. 3, the JV will be Nordam’s only commercial MRO facility in the region and will operate under its brand name focusing on the China Airlines fleet.
Following a nine-month period of discussions about setting up the JV, the two parties say the partnership will also look to further develop China Airlines maintenance facility’s composite repair capabilities for composite parts including nacelles, exhaust, radomes, flight controls and aerostructures, along with enhancing Taiwan’s aviation industry capabilities.
The partnership continues the working relationship between the Taiwanese airline and Nordam, which began more than 10 years ago with the repair specialist covering China Airlines’ with thrust reverser repair and overhaul services, as well as composite repair assistance at its main facility.