After receiving CAAC approval to provide line maintenance and scheduled check services on Airbus A350-900 aircraft for Air China, Ameco has begun work on the Chinese carrier’s first A350-900.
The Chinese MRO provider recently resumed normal operations after being ordered by CAAC in July to suspend all activities except line maintenance due to alleged safety violations involving Air China aircraft. Ameco declined to discuss the suspension order, but earlier this month a spokesperson told Aviation Week that “all commercial business contracts are on the right track of fulfillment.”
Ameco began providing A350 maintenance services in November 2015 with its first A350-900 releasing service being offered to an international customer in Shanghai. The company has recently been focusing on new-generation aircraft maintenance to meet growing demand in the region. China’s MRO market is currently growing at twice as fast as Europe and the United States.
The MRO has been providing line maintenance services for Boeing 737 MAX 8 and Airbus A320neo aircraft since 2017. Ameco also completed the first global D-check on a Boeing 747-8F this May.