The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) has granted Part 145 maintenance approval to ExecuJet Haite Aviation Services China in a move that significantly boosts the country’s still limited maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) capability for business aircraft. The joint venture between Switzerland-based ExecuJet Aviation and Tianjin Haite is now cleared to provide support for most Bombardier executive jets.
From its headquarters at Tianjin’s Binhai International Airport in northern China, ExecuJet Haite intends to extend its MRO capability to include other business aircraft. The company, which is also able to support operators in Beijing, expects to secure Part 145 certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency by year-end.
“We have received the Part 145 approval in record time thanks to the excellent cooperation between CAAC and the staff at ExecuJet Haite,” said ExecuJet Asia managing director Graeme Duckworth. “With the team of OEM factory-trained engineers and the new ground support equipment and tools, we look forward to providing a client service equal to that for which ExecuJet is renowned globally. We believe ExecuJet Haite will bring a higher business ethic and standard to China’s aviation market and the joint venture will become a dominant force within business aviation in China.”