GAMECO Guangzhou Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Company (GAMECO) is to become a Spirit AeroSystems authorised repair centre in Mainland China.
GAMECO was founded in 1989 as a joint venture of China Southern Airlines, Hutchison A/C Maintenance Investment and South China International A/C Engineering.
“Spirit AeroSystems is pleased to work with GAMECO to offer Mainland China air carriers with local, in-country service that will reduce freight costs and overall aircraft downtime,” said Spirit Aftermarket Services senior vice president Kailash Krishnaswamy.
“Through this agreement, GAMECO will expand its offerings to its customer by leveraging Spirit’s component repair expertise.”
Initially, GAMECO will provide repair services to replace Boeing 757 RB211 inlet cowlings and A330 Trent inlet cowlings with plans to expand into nacelle work for Spirit customers.
Spirit has signed agreements with two freight carriers to place 757 inlet cowling work with GAMECO. In February, Spirit signed a contract with YTO Cargo Airlines (YTO), based in Hangzhou, China; and in September 2021, Spirit signed a 10-year agreement with SF Airlines (SFA), a cargo carrier based in Shenzhen, China.