Boeing Shanghai signs deal with UTair
Boeing Shanghai Aviation Services Co., Ltd has announced that it has signed two agreements with UTair Aviation for maintenance and engineering services.
July 15, 2012
Boeing Shanghai Aviation Services Co., Ltd has announced that it has signed two agreements with UTair Aviation for maintenance and engineering services. Under one agreement, Boeing Shanghai will provide engineering solutions to support UTair’s incoming fleet of up to eight B767-200ERs, helping the airline develop a maintenance programme, develop new interior configurations and prepare a modification programme to assure that the aircraft are in compliance with European and Russian aviation authorities’ requirements. In addition, Boeing Shanghai will provide other services to maximise safe and efficient operations as this new model type enters UTair’s fleet. Boeing Shanghai also has been awarded a contract for heavy maintenance of the first B767 to be introduced to UTair’s fleet in July. Under a separate contract, Boeing Shanghai recently completed a C-check on a B737-500 aircraft for UTair. Based in Khanty Mansiysk, Russia, UTair Aviation is an integrated air transport and aircraft services company with over 40 years of experience on the Russian air transport market. UTair operates one of the largest aircraft fleets in Russia and ranks among the top five largest Russian carriers by passenger volume. The airline provides scheduled domestic and international passenger services and helicopter services, as well as airport services and airline catering services. Meanwhile, Boeing Shanghai and Aeroflot Russian Airlines celebrated the completion of the 10th base maintenance check for Aeroflot’s B767 fleet at Boeing Shanghai’s hangar at Shanghai Pudong Airport. Under the five-year maintenance agreement signed in September 2010, Boeing Shanghai has completed C checks, pylon modifications and full painting for Aeroflot’s B767s. To date, Boeing Shanghai has completed 29 base maintenance procedures on B767s for nine domestic and international customers. Boeing Shanghai was established in June 2006 as a joint venture of Boeing, Shanghai Airport Authorities and China Eastern Airlines, offering a broad range of services from engineering, aircraft maintenance and modification to component repair and overhaul and material management.