Ameco Signs with United

United Airlines and Aircraft Maintenance and Engineering
Corporation (Ameco Beijing) signed a five-year agreement to conduct airframe
heavy maintenance for United Airlines’ Boeing 777 fleet.Over the next five years, United Airlines’ Boeing 777 fleet will go to
Ameco Beijing for heavy maintenance visits (HMV).  More than 50 HMV’s are
planned for the first three years, and as many as 80 will be completed over
the contractual period.  Based on this plan, Ameco Beijing will begin heavy
maintenance work on the first five aircraft nose to tail starting this
October.
  Glenn Tilton, Chairman, President and CEO of United Airlines, Greg Hall,
SVP Maintenance and Engineering UA, He Li, CEO & General Manager of Ameco
Beijing and Dr. Hans Schmitz, General Manager of Ameco Beijing attended the
signing ceremony held at The Great Wall Sheraton Hotel today and signed the
contract.  Li Jiaxiang, General Manager of China National Aviation Holding
Company (CNAH), Ma Kuiliang, Vice President of Air China, August Henningsen,
CEO of Lufthansa Technik also participated in the event.
  Greg Hall, Senior Vice President of United Services said, “Ameco Beijing
shares United’s unwavering commitment to quality and safety.  Ameco Beijing
has state-of-the-art technology and world-class facilities that will enable
United to seamlessly complete its heavy maintenance visits.”
  Will Crocker, United Airlines Director of Technical Strategic Sourcing for
Airframe and Aircraft Components added, “The competitive cost structure, high-
quality service and guaranteed turn-around times provided by Ameco Beijing
will help us reach our cost targets.”
  “We are excited as this is one of Ameco Beijing’s biggest contracts with a
North American customer in our history.  Through our cooperation with United
Airlines, we are obtaining access to one of the largest and most reputable
airlines in the world.  This proves that Ameco Beijing has the means to join
ranks with leaders in the MRO industry,” said He Li, CEO & General Manager of
Ameco Beijing, at the signing ceremony.
  Ameco Beijing General Manager Dr. Hans Schmitz added, “Our collaboration
with United Airlines makes us one of the leading aircraft overhaul providers
in the world.  Moreover, this indicates that Ameco Beijing is taking a
successful step into the North American market.”
  In order to better service and communicate with customers, Ameco Beijing
will create an IT interface with United Airlines for e-documents, human
resources data, invoicing processes and other real-time data services.
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