The XIESA joint venture of Safran Landing Systems and China Eastern Airlines has started construction of its first MRO center dedicated to landing gear maintenance.
The facility for the JV, announced in November 2016, is located in the airport zone of the city of Xi’an in Shaanxi province.
Once built, it will have a surface area 11,000 square meters, including 8,700 square meters of workshops.
Construction starts in July 2017 and the center should be operational in January 2019. It will employ 350 MRO workers for the Airbus A320s and Boeing 737s of China Eastern Airlines fleet and other Chinese customers.
Vincent Mascré, CEO of Safran Landing Systems, said the building of the new hangar will “showcase our expertise and the wide range of services offered to our customers.”