Flightparts has set up an engine MRO and testing facility focused on “supporting the business and general aviation industry in China/Asia" at its Gao Qi International Airport base in Xiamen, it said this week at ABACE 2019. Its initial capacity will focus on Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6- and PW100-series engines, partly to support Chinese Avic MA60/600 and 700 aircraft.
“By providing engine services in China, Flightparts can offer valuable engine test and overhaul capability closer to the more than 400 business and general aviation aircraft in the country,” said company director of sales and marketing Lim Chik Kheng.
“Flightparts has acquired invaluable expertise in engine maintenance from its recent acquisition of the TAP M&E Porto Allegre facility and team [in Brazil],” the company stated. “This will ensure world-class operations for repair and overhaul in the growing business and general aviation market in Asia by reducing lead times and costs.”
The company believes that having duplicate operations in China and Brazil is a strategy that will support its further growth “in expanding [our] MRO capability for the next decade.”