July 14, 2014
Ameco to upgrade 4-bay hangar for aircraft overhaul
On July 1st, Ameco Beijing started installing a tail dock at its present 4-bay hangar to go with the growth of aircraft overhaul workload. It is the fourth dock installed in this hangar, with an investment of more than US$1m. The installation is due to finish at the end of September. The new dock design takes the need of new aircraft types into consideration, such as Boeing 787 and 747-8. Ameco’s 4-bay hangar was put into use in 1996, and can host four Boeing 747s for overhaul at the same time. Its docks and related equipment have been upgraded along with the workload growth and maintenance capability. The airframe workload shows a strong growing trend this year at Ameco, with customers from North America, Europe, Middle East, and Asia for overhaul and various modifications. In June, Ameco signed contracts with ACT Airlines, Air Atlanta Icelandic for Boeing 747 C-check and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines for Boeing 747 D-check. In addition to the 4-bay hangar, Ameco also has a Boeing 747 painting and overhaul hangar, an A380 hangar for maintenance and light check and a hangar dedicated for VIP and business jet completion.