Spirit AeroSystems Opens Joint Venture Repair Station in China

27 November 2009

Spirit AeroSystems has formally opened its new Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) repair station in China through a joint venture with Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company Limited (HAECO) and its subsidiary Taikoo (Xiamen) Aircraft Engineering Co. Ltd. (TAECO).

The new facility, which is in the process of receiving its Civil Aviation Administration of China certification (CAAC), will perform composite repairs and overhauls with a focus on engine nacelles and components for Boeing 737NG and 777 aircraft.

""After announcing our plans last year to enter into a joint venture with HAECO/TAECO, we believe that this global expansion takes Spirit another step closer toward the execution of our aftermarket growth strategy and long term value creation for our international customers,"" stated Carolyn Harms, VP/GM for Spirit's aftermarket business.

""We anticipate that the opening of this repair facility in China will support the repair needs of aircraft operators in the Asia-Pacific region,"" said Chung Mak, Director of Marketing for HAECO.

The Spirit facility, based in Jinjiang, China, known as Taikoo Spirit AeroSystems (Jinjiang) Composite Co. Ltd., will provide repair services for aircraft operators across the Asia-Pacific region.

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