Shanghai Hawker Pacific receives CAAC approval for Falcon 900LX
Shanghai Hawker Pacific Business Aviation Service Centre (SHPBASC) has received approval for maintenance on the Falcon 900LX, making it the first ever Part 145 MRO for business aviation in mainland China to be approved to maintain all of the in-production models for any OEM.
This follows announcements that the centre gained maintenance approvals for the Falcon 7X and the Falcon 2000 series in 2012.
Carey Matthews, general manager for SHPBASC said: “The CAAC approval gives us the foundation to complete our support capability for the Dassault program in China. With our recent approvals from the US Federal Aviation Administration, Bermuda, and the Cayman Islands, we are now meeting the needs of the Falcon Jet community that is based here in China and the overseas operators transiting through the country. The approval is testimony to the very hard work the Chinese maintenance staff has put into this program and their steady and continual increase in their capabilities.”
“Elsewhere, having the complete in-production line-up on the MRO certificate may not be such a monumental event. Here, however, it does signify the steady march of progress for business aviation in China and the continuing maturation of the country’s infrastructure,” Matthews added.
SHPBASC is a joint venture between Shanghai Airport Authority and Hawker Pacific.