U.S.-based VAS Aero Services has acquired a Boeing 777-200 previously operated by China Southern Airlines for teardown and surplus parts distribution.
The retired widebody was bought from Boeing subsidiary The Boeing Aircraft Holding Company, which manages the aircraft maker’s owned and used jets.
Florida-headquartered VAS will manage the end of life dismantlement of the aircraft and provide aftermarket sales and distribution of the surplus parts through its global 777 customer base.
Disassembly work will take place in Victorville, California.
Tommy Hughes, VAS Aero Services CEO, said the company is proving a valuable resource for airlines and leasing firms looking to optimize return on investment by extending the life of serviceable parts and assemblies to help keep aging aircraft airworthy.