Maintenance News: Team maintenance venture in Asia-Pacific region

 - June 9, 2008, 7:57 AM

The development of a composite and metal bond component repair station is in progress in the Asia-Pacific region as a joint venture between Spirit AeroSystems and several major aviation companies.

Spirit will partner with Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company and its subsidiary, TAECO, along with Oklahoma-based First Wave MRO, to establish a regional service center near TAECO’s facility in Xiamen, China.

Also joining the new venture will be Cathay Pacific Airways and China Airlines, two of the region’s leading airlines. The two companies will bring their fleet component repair and overhaul business and logistical support to the joint venture.

The new facility, called Taikoo Spirit AeroSystems Composite, will provide services for airlines and other aircraft operators throughout the Asia Pacific region. Construction of the new facility is under way, with completion and startup anticipated by the middle of next year.