Spirit AeroSystems announced an expansion of its aftermarket footprint in Asia through a multi-year partnership with Evergreen Aviation Technologies Corporation (EGAT) and a maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) customer agreement with EVA Air for 777 GE90 nacelles. EGAT, an award-winning aircraft MRO facility based in Taiwan, is highly proficient in airframe component and composite repairs. The agreements position Spirit for growth and significantly reduce MRO costs for passenger and freight carriers in the region by keeping repairs local.
“Asia represents extensive growth opportunities for Spirit. We’re committed to making investments in the region that align with our growth strategy and help increase readiness for growing fleet demands,” said Jim Lickteig, senior director of Aftermarket Services at Spirit AeroSystems. “Given our expertise in repairing advanced composites, we want to share our established knowledge with strategic partners and customers to establish regional expertise when these structures need repairs and modifications.”