Meggitt expands business in China, gets CAAC certification

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Meggitt, which specialises in high-performance components for the aerospace, defence and selected energy markets, announced that Lufthansa Technik (LHT) Shenzhen, the company’s MRO partner for China, has been certified by the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) for the repair of Meggitt Fire Detector Products. The repair station also holds certifications from the Federal Aviation Administration and the European Union Aviation Safety Agency.

This is the first product group to be established at the LHT Shenzhen facility with future approvals anticipated for valves, heat exchangers and fire extinguishers. LHT Shenzhen is now officially authorised to perform maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services on Meggitt fire detectors for customers with Chinese-registered aircraft. The Lufthansa Technik Shenzhen facility will also act as a dedicated warranty centre, working closely with Meggitt’s Services & Support team in Singapore, to enhance the support for customers in Mainland China.

“Achieving CAAC certification is a sign to all regional operators that we are ready to serve their unique needs and we would like to thank the LHT teams for all their support in helping us reach this goal. We are so proud to have Lufthansa Technik Shenzhen as our authorised repair partner in China and, through this collaboration, we aim to deliver a close-to-home solution for our customers’ Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (‘MRO’) needs, whilst maintaining the same exceptional level of service that they have grown to expect from our Services & Support Centre of Excellence in Singapore,” said Adrian Bunn, senior vice president and general manager, Asia-Pacific for Meggitt’s Services & Support division.

Meggitt also announced it has signed a three-year warehousing and logistics agreement with China Southern Airlines Group Import & Export Trading to support Aircraft on Ground (AOG) activities on the Leap 1C in the China region. Under the agreement the China Southern Airlines Group will house a pool of Meggitt engine sensors and heat exchangers to dispatch to customers directly in case of an AOG incident, enabling a faster return to service for local Chinese airline customers.

CFM International’s Leap-1C engine powers Comac’s new generation single-aisle jet, the C919. The engine uses Meggitt technology and is designed to deliver up to a 15 percent reduction in fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.

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