Air China is expanding a longstanding support agreement with Collins Aerospace to include next-generation Boeing and Airbus aircraft and additional aircraft systems.
A new agreement signed with Ameco, the MRO company which supports Air China’s fleet, builds on the existing support agreement for avionics onboard the airline’s Boeing and Airbus aircraft.
Under the newly-expanded power by the hour programme, Collins Aerospace will support Air China’s next-generation platforms, along with its existing aircraft. In addition to Air China’s avionics, Collins Aerospace will also support the onboard sensors and fire protection equipment in a ten-year deal.
“This contract expansion demonstrates the trusting and successful relationship between Air China and Collins Aerospace,” said Collins Aerospace’s vice president and general manager, avionics service and support Craig Bries. “By working together with Ameco, we will reduce Air China’s operational risk, maximise its reliability and most importantly, keep its fleet flying safely.”
Ameco’s CEO Chen Lun commented: “This contract is the result of significant strategic cooperation between Collins Aerospace, Air China and Ameco. As we know, the Covid-19 pandemic led to a complex market situation and we sincerely hope this agreement can provide increased safety, cost savings and the necessary support for Air China’s fleet. We look forward to working together throughout the next ten years.”