GE Aviation named China Aviation Industry General Aircraft (Caiga) an authorized service center for the H80 turboprop series. The initial location will be at the company’s facility in Zhuhai, Guangdong province. A spokeswoman for GE Aviation told AIN there is currently “just a handful” of H80 engines in the region.
“Right now Beidahuang General Aviation, located in Jiamusi, Heilongjiang province, is our primary customer. It is beginning to receive delivery of 20 Thrush 510Gs; however, we anticipate the market growing, with both the Thrush 510G and the Caiga Primus 150 [five-seat business aircraft] powered by the H85.”
Under the terms of the agreement, the MRO can perform line maintenance inspections and routine engine maintenance, including removal and replacement of H75, H80 and H85 engines and engine components.
The MRO is authorized to operate throughout the People’s Republic of China.