Lufthansa Technik Shenzhen, Meggitt’s MRO partner for China, has been certified by the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) for the repair of Meggitt fire detector products (pictured above).
The repair station also holds certifications from the Federal Aviation Administration and the European Union Aviation Safety Agency.
Meggitt said this was the first product group to be established at the Lufthansa Technik Shenzhen facility with future approvals anticipated for valves, heat exchangers and fire extinguishers.
Lufthansa Technik Shenzhen is now officially authorised to perform MRO services on Meggitt fire detectors for customers with Chinese-registered aircraft. The Lufthansa Technik Shenzhen facility will also act as a dedicated warranty centre, working closely with Meggitt’s Services & Support team in Singapore, to enhance the support for customers in Mainland China.
“Achieving CAAC certification is a sign to all regional operators that we are ready to serve their unique needs and we would like to thank the Lufthansa Technik teams for all their support in helping us reach this goal,” said Meggitt’s Services & Support division senior vice president and general manager, Asia Pacific Adrian Bunn.
“We are so proud to have Lufthansa Technik Shenzhen as our authorised repair partner in China and, through this collaboration, we aim to deliver a close-to-home solution for our customers’ MRO needs, whilst maintaining the same exceptional level of service that they have grown to expect from our Services & Support Centre of Excellence in Singapore.”
Meggitt has also signed a three-year warehousing and logistics agreement with China Southern Airlines Group Import & Export Trading to support AOG activities on the Leap 1C in the China region.
Under the agreement the China Southern Airlines Group will house a pool of Meggitt engine sensors and heat exchangers to dispatch to customers directly in case of an AOG incident. Meggitt said this would enable “a faster return to service for local Chinese airline customers”.
CFM International’s Leap-1C engine powers Comac’s new generation single-aisle jet, the C919, and uses Meggitt technology.
“China is such an important market for us and it will only continue to grow as the C919 fleet expands,” said Bunn. “We are delighted to be working with China Southern Airlines Group Import & Export Trading to support AOG activities in the region. Through this agreement we are better able to service the needs of our growing customer base, ensuring swifter turnaround times and more efficient operations.
“Together with the MRO services we can now offer from our newly established Lufthansa Technik partnership in Shenzhen, we look forward to building even stronger relationships with our Chinese customers and business partners over the years to come.”