Boeing Opens Beijing Service Center
Beijing is the location of a new Boeing service center dedicated to providing product support for China’s growing commercial aviation industry. The new center consists of specialists in flight operations, spare parts and maintenance engineering dedicated to serving airlines in China. Boeing says that its use of Beijing-based experts fluent in Chinese and knowledgeable about customers’ concerns and issues will enhance its support of more than 800 Boeing aircraft in service in China. The Boeing China Service Center will also work closely with the Boeing engineering teams in Seattle, Wash., and Long Beach, Calif., on specific customer requirements and to develop products and services to further the reliability, efficiency and safety of the Chinese airline fleet. Boeing projects that China’s demand for air travel will grow at an annual rate of 7.6 percent during the next 20 years, creating the need for more than 5,000 new airplanes by 2030. Fleet Services supports airplanes by providing product support engineering and maintenance, aircraft-on-ground services, passenger-to-freighter conversions, modifications and performance upgrades, as well as airline fleet management.