Air China Limited (Air China) and Lufthansa German Airlines (Lufthansa) have established Aircraft Maintenance & Engineering Corporation, Beijing (mentioned as “New Ameco” in below) by restructuring their shareholdings in Aircraft Maintenance & Engineering Corporation (Ameco). New Ameco is still a joint venture between Air China and Lufthansa, with 75% shareholding by Air China and 25% shareholding by Lufthansa. Headquartered in Beijing, New Ameco consists of a Beijing Base and nine branches dotted in Chengdu, Chongqing, Hangzhou, Tianjin, Hohhot, Shanghai, Guiyang, Wuhan and Guangzhou.
New Ameco holds wide range of business scope covering line maintenance, aircraft overhaul and painting, engine overhaul, component overhaul, landing gear overhaul, business jet services, engineering, training and GSE calibration. It is authorized by CAAC to act as a Designated Modification Design Organization Representative (DMDOR). Currently, it possesses maintenance licenses from almost 30 countries or regions, including CAAC, FAA and EASA. It has more than 160 maintenance stations at home and abroad, forming a large maintenance network worldwide.
New Ameco’s hangars and facilities are mainly located in Beijing and Chengdu. In Beijing Capital International Airport, it operates two four-bay hangars, capable of accommodating respectively four Airbus A380 aircraft for maintenance at the same time and four Boeing 747 aircraft for overhaul simultaneously, together with a one-bay hangar for Boeing 747’s overhaul and painting. The above-mentioned hangars suffice all the maintenance layover requirement of various main-route-operated aircraft types in the market at present. New Ameco is also running a hangar for business jets services in Beijing. In Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport, New Ameco has a Boeing 757 three-bay hangar and an Airbus A321 three-bay hangar for letter checks and heavy maintenance services, meeting the layover requirement of all maintenance levels on Boeing 737NG series, Boeing 757 and Airbus family under A340 (including A340). Another painting hangar can house the aircraft as large as an Airbus A330. A hangar for line maintenance could house an Airbus A330 and two Airbus A321 aircraft at the same time. The branches of Chongqing, Hangzhou, Tianjin and Hohhot respectively have a hangar to meet the maintenance layover requirement of Boeing 737NG series and Airbus A320 series.
New Ameco employs about 11,000 employees with a strong league of highly dedicated and technically qualified engineers. In addition to securing its shareholder Air China’s entire fleet operation, it offers services to nearly a hundred domestic and international carriers. The company eyes huge importance to scientific and technological innovation with more than a hundred technological research and development projects awarded by the state or China’s civil aviation authority, filling in a lot of gaps in China’s civil aviation technology.
In the future, New Ameco will start up its long-term strategic development plan, with an effective grip to integrate MRO resources and advance MRO section to its structural optimum, so as to actualize professionalized and industrialized development. Supreme-quality products will be provided to both domestic and international customers, winning the satisfaction and trust of customers.