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Boeing Shanghai Completes First Wi-Fi Installation on 9 Air Next-Generation 737-800

Publish Time12/5/2017 3:08:17 PM
Brief View: Modification work is a first in China MRO

SHANGHAI, Dec. 5, 2017 – Boeing Shanghai Aviation Services Co., Ltd., (Boeing Shanghai) today announced the completion of the first Next-Generation 737-800 Wi-Fi installation in China at Boeing Shanghai’s hangar at Shanghai Pudong Airport, under a Wi-Fi modification agreement with 9 Air.

The relationship with 9 Air broadens Boeing Shanghai’s position in the Chinese market for Next Generation 737 connectivity modifications. The modification work was conducted with a Supplemental Type Certificate held by GEE.

"We are pleased with the Wi-Fi installation performed by Boeing Shanghai. The modification allows 9 Air to create a more passenger-friendly experience for our customers. We hope it is a good start to our long-term and mutually beneficial cooperation,” said He Jian, Vice President of 9 Air.

"The completion of a Wi-Fi installation on a Next-Generation 737-800 is an important milestone for us as we expand capability and serve the Chinese market. 9 Air is a valued customer and we appreciate their confidence in Boeing Shanghai,” said Dermot Swan, CEO of Boeing Shanghai. “To support 9 Air’s requirements, Boeing Shanghai employees and GEE worked closely to complete this WiFi installation.  We look forward to a long-term relationship with 9 Air and GEE as their preferred aircraft modification service provider.”


About 9 Air

Established as a subsidiary of JuneYao Group in 2014, 9 Air is a low-cost airline based in Guangzhou, China. Adhering to the concept of serving the public, 9 Air is committed to providing economic, sincere and enthusiastic air transport services to the vast number of passengers. Currently the airline operates 14 Next-Generation 737-800 airplanes.


About Global Eagle Entertainment

Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. is a media, content, connectivity and data analytics provider. Global Eagle provides airlines and the millions of travelers they serve with the industry’s most complete offering of in-flight entertainment programming, internet connectivity, and digital media services.


About Boeing Shanghai


Boeing Shanghai is a joint venture between Boeing, Shanghai Airport Authorities and China Eastern Airlines. As a Center of Excellence for Next-Generation 737 Boeing Converted Freighter modifications and 787 heavy maintenance and modifications, Boeing Shanghai provides a comprehensive range of services from engineering, aircraft maintenance and modification to component repair and overhaul and supply chain management.  Its base and line maintenance capabilities also support 737, 767, 777 and 747 models and  cover major and minor checks, composite repair, structural modifications including winglet and pylon, cabin upgrades, engine and landing gear replacement and full paint hangar.