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Volume 14,Issue 3 Autumn 2012

CAAC, Boeing discuss aircraft support


The Flight Standard Department under the Civil Aviation Administration of China and Boeing Co. held the first technical meeting in Beijing to discuss aircraft support for Boeing planes being used in the country. Also attending were representatives from the CAAC’s Aircraft Worthiness Department, Center of Aviation Safety Technology and Boeing senior project managers. Among the issues discussed were the Boeing aircraft age among domestic airlines, distribution and increase of Boeing aircraft, accumulated flight hours, service difficulty reports of airlines, SDR rate per thousand hours of Boeing planes in the last year and SDR distribution attributed to Boeing aircraft from January 2006 to June 2007. A representative from the Flight Standard Department discussed the situation of old domestic aircraft, especially the B747-200. Boeing was asked to provide more information and technology support with regard to old aircraft. An analysis report for landing gear axle fracture is also needed for Boeing planes. The Flight Standard Department and Boeing agreed to establish a periodic maintenance meeting every six months.

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