Ameco Beijing wants to increase its third-party workload for commercial aircraft maintenance and modifications and simultaneously expand into VIP and business jet completions, it announced here at the Dubai Air Show.
This month, Ameco Beijing (Stand 2233) completed a modification on an Airbus for a Middle East carrier. The Ameco Air China-Lufthansa joint venture is at the show promoting its MRO services, especially airframe and engine overhaul. Third-party airframe overhaul revenues increased by an average 20 percent during the past five years. Between 2008 and 2012, the company expanded buildings, hangars and other infrastructure.
Ameco Beijing offers its services on the entire Airbus and Boeing in-production aircraft, except the Boeing 787. In engines, it is approved for the Rolls-Royce RB211-535 E4 and the Pratt & Whitney PW4000-94. It opened a line maintenance outstation in Chengdu–the seventh in China–in September.
Ameco is now striving to add luxury jet completion to its portfolio of capabilities. “We have our own designers, engineers and interior manufacture shop; it is no problem for us to get the CAAC modification design approval; in addition, we are developing capabilities for EASA supplemental type certificates,” said head of VIP and business jet services Feng Bin.
Ameco Beijing will first explore the Chinese completion market, while paying attention to the Middle East. For the latter market, Feng said, “we can expand our maintenance services to VIP and business jets to understand the demand of customers in this area.”