Aero Norway achieves CAAC Approval
Stavanger, Norway, December 15th 2016:Norway-based Engine MRO facility Aero Norway AShas been granted approval by the Civil Aviation Administration of China. This follows a detailed audit from the Chinese regulatory authority in September. The engine MRO centre is now multi- release FAA, EASA, TCCA and CAAC certified.
CAAC certification allows Aero Norway to carry out maintenance of engines for aircraft registered in China in accordance with CAAC Part-145. The certification covers the full spectrum of services offered by CFM authorised repair station Aero Norway across all three engine models – CFM56-3, CFM56-5B and CFM56-7B.
“At Aero Norwaythe focus is always on delivering the best service we can,” commentsGlenford Marston, General Manager – Aero Norway.”We now have a team of more than 125 dedicated repair technicians and support staff, and securing CAAC approval in China demonstrates that our capabilities across core technical skills are recognised worldwide. We sought CAAC approval in response to an overwhelming demand from our customer base, for example leasing companies seeking to lease out engines in China, as well as prospective Chinese customers. It strengthens our existing service provision in the Asia region.”
Aero Norway’s focus on a program of continuous improvement, making use of the most modern, up to date equipment and technology, ensures that all of its maintenance and repairs are carried out to the highest standard, making it well placed in such a commercially competitive environment. The Company’s modern facility is specifically designed for CFM56® engine maintenance and has capacity for up to 120 engines per year - this is now further bolstered by CAAC approval.
“Multi-release certification means that we provide a portfolio of winningengine MRO services,” says Marston. “We see huge future potential in China and in 2017 we will be consolidating our presence with a dedicated business development resource in the region. Looking forward we will further extend the global reach of our services in South East Asia and the Middle East and have applied for Indonesian and UAE GCCA approval.”
Aero Norway AS is an authorised CFM repair station based in Stavanger Airport, Sola, Norway. The modern facility was designed specifically to provide MRO services for CFM56® engine variants and is fully equipped with all the necessary equipment to provide high quality maintenance services with industry recognised EGT margins for CFM56-3, CFM56-5B and CFM56-7B engines. Aero Norway AS purchased the Norway Engine Centre from Pratt & Whitney in 2013 and offers a full range of engine MRO services: engine repair & overhaul; maintenance & repairs; engine test cell runs; full restoration; back shop parts repair; engine investigation; special customer requests; and non-destructive testing & diagnostics.Visit www.aeronorway.no
Sonia Tindall, Manager –GlobalSales & Marketing, Aero Norway AS
Tel: +47 5164 2000