With the liberalisation of air travel in China in the 2000s, the explosive growth of airlines in China can only be supported by a combination of purchased and leased aircraft. As the first leases come to an end, the mid-life leased aircraft will need to be transitioned out of China into other markets in Asia, Europe, Americas or Africa. The number of aircraft transiting out of China place significant demands on lessor technical management and MRO capacity, and requires efficient and smooth execution to minimise the time required for lease transition and reconfiguration.
GVH Aerospace supported the world’s largest lessor with lease transition modifications of a Boeing 737-800 transitioning out of a major Chinese airline into an Asian low cost airline. The existing 2-class cabin was reconfigured into an all economy class cabin, complete with new carpets and curtains, IFE provisions, new emergency floor path marking, emergency and safety equipment layout, and dual language placards and markings. The FAA approved modification package was supplied with installation parts kits as a turn-key solution, ready for the MRO to embody the modifications during lease return checks.
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