Aircraft Maintenance and Engineering is poised to extend its reach further into the business aviation market under a new memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed with Lufthansa Technik, the companies announced Monday. This lays the groundwork for a long-term partnership to provide business jet services.
Under the collaboration, the partners will explore areas where they can leverage their strengths to help increase support availability and technical expertise for the growing business jet market in China. They also plan to develop new maintenance offerings to meet market demands. The MoU is the first step in the partnership, with the details to be hashed out.
The collaboration builds on the foundation of Ameco, which was launched in 1989 as a joint venture between Air China and Lufthansa German Airlines. That venture has grown into one of the largest commercial aviation maintenance, repair, and overhaul companies in Asia, with maintenance approvals from 30 regions.
The Beijing-based company has also long supported executive airliners and last year became a Boeing Business Jets warranty center. The company also provides VIP completions. Lufthansa Technik provides an expansive range of commercial and VIP services and completions, with 35 subsidiaries and affiliates and more than 25,000 employees.
In addition, Ameco held a signing ceremony with Sino Jet on Tuesday at ABACE 2018 to provide business jet airframe services.