Honeywell has signed a decade-long Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) maintenance authorisation agreement with Air China’s Aircraft Maintenance & Engineering Corporation (AMECO).
Signed at MRO Asia-Pacific 2023, the agreement grants AMECO a global authorisation license to receive technical and material support from Honeywell when providing APU maintenance services to international and domestic third-party customers in the future on 331-500 APU.
As the only MRO in China with capacity to repair all major types of APU, this licensing agreement will enhance AMECO’s global competitiveness, and provide higher-quality, well-rounded APU maintenance services to the aviation industry.
This agreement represents the most recent development in the longstanding cooperation between Honeywell and AMECO, building on their long-standing strategic partnership on APU maintenance since 2009.
Eric Ai, vice president, airlines, Asia Pacific, Honeywell Aerospace, said: “We are delighted to announce the signing of our agreement with AMECO for the global authorisation license and taking our collaboration to the next level.
“The recovery and growth of the aviation and aerospace sectors, along with Honeywell’s technical and material support will augment AMECO’s capabilities for APU repairs.
“We look forward to greater synergies between both companies moving forward.”
Ni Jiliang, vice president of China National Aviation Holding Corporation and vice president of Air China, said: “AMECO has always been at the forefront of aviation maintenance and engineering.
“Partnering with Honeywell enables us to leverage cutting-edge technology and expertise to not only enhance, but also expand our services.
“This collaboration aligns with our goal of providing our customers with the highest standards of support, and taking collaborative partnerships to a new level.”