Cooperation between Ameco and Lufthansa Technik in business aircraft services successfully established
One year after the announcement of a Memorandum of Understanding between Ameco and Lufthansa Technik to cooperate in business aircraft services both partners are very happy with the progress which has been made in the meantime. Since ABACE 2018 various joint working groups have been established and have developed different ideas to bring this cooperation into life.
The signing of the MoU in 2018 was a major step to further develop the successful long-lasting cooperation between Ameco and Lufthansa Technik in the field of maintenance, repair and overhaul services for commercial and VIP aircraft.
The focus of the new cooperation is to combine mutual strengths to improve and extend the availability of technical support for Chinese clients and to jointly develop new solutions demanded by the business jet market in China as such.
One of the most obvious results of the common efforts over the past months is a new business jet cabin design concept which will be presented jointly at ABACE 2019.
Mr. Feng Bin, Ameco's Deputy General Manager of Beijing Base & Leading Head of Aircraft Cabin Solutions Product Business Unit, said: "The deep cooperation between Ameco and Lufthansa in the business jet field is a combination of Eastern and Western culture and advanced technology. We will provide one-stop full-service for business jet customers."
"The cooperation between Lufthansa and Air China in Ameco is reaching later this year a historic 30 years anniversary, and with the excellent relationship now also between Ameco and Lufthansa Technik in this field of business we feel comfortable to reach a similar success to the market," stated Kai Roepke, Head of VIP and Special Mission Aircraft Services of Lufthansa Technik. "Furthermore our dedication to VIP and Business aviation is well received and appreciated by our clients in the region."
Aircraft Maintenance & Engineering Corporation (Ameco) is a joint venture between Air China Limited (75%) and Lufthansa German Airlines (25%). Ameco is an Asian leading and China's largest maintenance, repair and overhaul company. Headquartered in Beijing, Ameco has set up four Business Units of Beijing Base, North of China Line Center, Chengdu Branch, Southwest Line Center, as well as line maintenance Branches in Chongqing, Hangzhou, Tianjin, Hohhot, Shanghai, Wuhan, Guiyang, Guangzhou and Wenzhou. Ameco possesses maintenance licenses authorized by CAAC, FAA, EASA and almost 30 countries or regions, as well as a Designated Modification Design Organization Representative (DMDOR) authorized by CAAC. It has more than 200 maintenance stations at home and abroad, forming a large maintenance network worldwide.
With some 35 subsidiaries and affiliates, the Lufthansa Technik Group is one of the leading providers of technical aircraft services in the world. Certified internationally as maintenance, production and design organization, the company has a workforce of more than 25,000 employees. Lufthansa Technik's portfolio covers the entire range of services for commercial and VIP/special mission aircraft, engines, components and landing gear in the areas of digital fleet support, maintenance, repair, overhaul, modification, completion and conversion as well as the manufacture of innovative cabin products.