Rockwell Collins and China Eastern Airlines sign 10-year agreement

Rockwell Collins and China Eastern Airlines have extended their joint venture (JV), Collins Aviation Maintenance Services Shanghai Limited (CAMSSL), for ten years. This follows a successful decade of working together to provide aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services in China. A celebratory signing ceremony took place today at Airshow China 2012.

“As one of the top three carriers in China, China Eastern Airlines is working hard to convert from a traditional flight carrier into a world-class integrated aviation service provider,” said Mr. FENG Liang, chief engineer of China Eastern Airlines and chairman of CAMSSL, “Collins Aviation Maintenance Services Shanghai Limited is a joint venture between Rockwell Collins and China Eastern Airlines. With the cooperation between the two world-class companies, we are confident that CAMSSL will continue to be a major MRO player for Rockwell Collins’ products in China in the future.”

“The renewal of this joint venture is a testament to the successful high quality, aftermarket service and support we’re delivering to our customers,” said TC Chan, vice president and managing director, Asia Pacific for Rockwell Collins. “As the airline fleets and air traffic modernization efforts continue to grow and mature, this JV will take on even more importance in the next ten years.”

CAMSSL, established in 2003, is located in the Pudong Waigaoqiao Free Trade Zone and provides service and support for communication, navigation, sensor, display, flight control computer, weather radar and in-flight entertainment systems.

Source: Rockwell Collins, Inc. (NYSE: COL)
Date: Nov 14, 2012