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Boeing Shanghai Enters New Area of Component Design and Manufacturing

Publish Time12/4/2014 9:46:23 AM
Brief View: - Completes first Global Positioning System Sensor Unit modification for Yangtze River Express - Joint effort between The Boeing Co. and Boeing Shanghai provides a cost effective solution to meet evolving airspace requirements

SHANGHAI, Dec. 3, 2014 – Boeing Shanghai Aviation Services Co., Ltd., (Boeing Shanghai) has completed the design, wire bundle manufacturing and installation of the first of three Global Positioning System Sensor Unit (GPSSU) modifications for Yangtze River Express 737-300 freighters. This modification project was facilitated by collaboration between Boeing Shanghai and Boeing engineering teams. The project completion marks Boeing Shanghai’s entry into a new area of aircraft component design and manufacturing.

Aircraft equipped with a GPSSU can make use of GPS-based navigation and Required Navigation Performance (RNP) operations. Carriers that fly RNP procedures significantly reduce fuel burn, emissions and airport congestion by flying precisely along predefined routes.

“Boeing Shanghai is proud to be selected by Boeing and Yangtze River Express as their MRO partner for this modification,” said Dermot Swan, CEO of Boeing Shanghai. “The first redelivery is a tremendous milestone in Boeing Shanghai’s ability to offer a complete range of high-quality MRO services to our customers.”

Boeing Shanghai is a qualified Boeing supplier and designed, fabricated and installed the wire bundles in accordance with Boeing engineering specifications. Boeing Shanghai’s AS9110 Quality Management System certification has been expanded to include this new scope of work and has been certified by American National Standards Institute. The modification was performed under separate contracts with Boeing and Yangtze River Express.

“We are delighted with the Boeing Shanghai team’s work in developing the routing, wire bundles and installation drawings for 737 GPSSU avionics modifications,” said Craig Larson, Director of Modification Services for Boeing. “We will incorporate this high quality work into our Boeing-issued Service Bulletins and many of our retrofit kits.”


About Boeing Shanghai
Boeing Shanghai is a joint venture between Boeing, Shanghai Airport Authorities and China Eastern Airlines. Boeing Shanghai is a full service MRO and offers a broad range of services from engineering, aircraft maintenance and modification to material management, and component repair and overhaul. Boeing Shanghai supports customers operating throughout the world.

About Boeing Commercial Aviation Services
Boeing Commercial Aviation Services is a business unit of Boeing Commercial Airplanes, offering the aviation industry’s broadest portfolio of customer support and services. Commercial Aviation Services supports more than 12,000 airplanes world-wide, with 330 field services offices in 60 countries. Product and services offerings, marketed collectively as the Boeing Edge, help airlines and leasing customers maximize the value of their fleets and enhance operational efficiency.

About Yangtze River Express
Yangtze River Express provides domestic and international air cargo transportation and logistics services. Yangtze River has 40 domestic and international routes and more than 800 staff and presently operates more than 200 flights weekly.