July 26, 2013
GA Innovation China performs first aircraft disassembly in Beijing, China
GA Innovation China, the newly formed joint venture between GA Telesis and Air China, celebrated together with Beijing Capital International Airport Co. and Aircraft Maintenance and Engineering Corporation (“AMECO”) the start of their first commercial aircraft teardown project involving a Boeing 747-400 aircraft acquired from Air China. All three parties held a ceremony alongside the 747 aircraft in AMECO’s main hangar to kick off the teardown project and sign the airframe sale agreement between GAIC and BCIA. The aircraft will be disassembled by AMECO and the engines will be exported to the United States. GAIC will select parts derived from the disassembly and warehouse them in Beijing for sale in both China and the rest of the world. The remaining airframe has been sold by GAIC to BCIA for utilization in fire department and security drills.