Air China/CFMI JV inaugurates new facility
Sichuan Services Aero Engine Maintenance Company (SSAMC) — the joint venture between Air China and CFM International — has inaugurated a new MRO facility.
Sichuan Services Aero Engine Maintenance Company (SSAMC), the joint venture between Air China and CFM International (CFMI), has inaugurated a new 43,880m2 facility, expanding its maintenance, repair, and overhaul capability for CFM56 and LEAP engines to 300 engines per year.
The brand-new facility, located in the Chengdu Free Trade Zone, benefits from the latest standards in terms of equipment and lay out. It is the largest CFM engine maintenance facility in Asia.
The company is destined to become the only supplier of Leap on-wing support and engine overhaul solutions in the greater China region.
SSAMC was officially established as a 60/40 joint venture between Air China and CFM in 2010. Since then, the company has serviced more than 1,000 CFM56-3, CFM56-5B, and CFM56-7 engines for more than 40 customers throughout China and Asia.
The facility has been certified by the Civil Aviation Administration of China, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration, and the European Aviation Safety Agency.