UTC Aerospace Systems' commitment to the growing Chinese aviation market was reaffirmed today when Sichuan Airlines announced it has chosen UTC Aerospace Systems' unit in China , Goodrich Aerostructures Service China Ltd. (GASCH) to provide nacelle asset support and maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) for the airline's fleet of Airbus A320ceo (current engine option) V2500-powered aircraft. This agreement is an extension of an existing Prime Solutions ® support agreement. Prime Solutions is a flexible suite of nacelle maintenance services offered by UTC Aerospace Systems that can be tailored to meet each specific airline's needs. UTC Aerospace Systems is a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
The MRO support for Sichuan Airlines will be provided at the GASCH facility in Tianjin, China , which opened in 2009. The facility was purpose-built to provide MRO service to airlines throughout China .
"Sichuan Airlines' decision to extend its existing A320ceo Prime Solutions ® support program serves as testimony to our continuous efforts to serve Sichuan and the China market. We're delighted to have the opportunity to demonstrate how we can use our in-country MRO facility located near our customers to provide a great level of flexible services to meet their needs," said Marc Duvall , President of UTC Aerospace System – Aerostructures. "As the original equipment manufacturer for both nacelle systems on the A320ceo – the International Aero Engines (IAE) V2500 engine and the CFM International CFM56-5B engine – we are well positioned to support our large installed customer base, both in China as well across the wider Asia-Pacific region."
Source: UTC Aerospace Systems
Date: Feb 16, 2016