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Boeing Shanghai Awarded First Next-Generation 737 Maintenance Agreement in Russia to Support NordStar Airlines

Publish Time12/8/2014 4:43:37 PM
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SHANGHAI, December 8, 2014 – Boeing Shanghai Aviation Services Co., Ltd., (Boeing Shanghai) has signed a heavy maintenance agreement with Russia-based NordStar Airlines (JSC Taimyr Airlines) on 5 Boeing 737-800s. The signing makes Boeing Shanghai’s win its first Next-Generation 737 maintenance agreement in the Russian market.

The first 737-800 contracted under the agreement will be inducted for C-check this month at Boeing Shanghai’s facility located at Pudong International Airport. A "C-check" is an extensive check of the airplane's systems and components that can require several days to perform.

“Our hubs in Krasnoyarsk and Norilsk and a strong presence in Central Siberia were important considerations in selecting an MRO in China for our Boeing 737-800 C-checks,” stated Andrey Semenov, Technical Director of NordStar Airlines.  “We are aware of Boeing Shanghai’s excellent reputation and growing popularity among Russian airlines and are pleased to establish a business partnership with them”. 

This agreement is another major step forward in our business expansion strategy in Russia,” said Dermot Swan, CEO of Boeing Shanghai. “We are honored to be chosen by NordStar Airlines as their 737 maintenance provider and we look forward to a long-term mutually beneficial relationship with NordStar Airlines.”

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.

Established in 2008, NordStar Airlines, serves more than 40 domestic and international destinations from its hubs in Krasnoyarsk, Moscow and Norilsk. Currently the airline operates 9 Boeing 737-800s, 1 737-300 and 5 ATR 42-500s.