Rockwell Collins and China Eastern Airlines sign 10-year agreement to renew MRO joint venture in China


WEBWIRE – Wednesday, November 14, 2012

ZHUHAI – Rockwell Collins and China Eastern Airlines have extended their joint venture (JV), Collins Aviation Maintenance Services Shanghai Limited (CAMSSL), for ten years. This follows a successful decade of working together to provide aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services in China. A celebratory signing ceremony took place today at Airshow China 2012.

“As one of the top three carriers in China, China Eastern Airlines is working hard to convert from a traditional flight carrier into a world-class integrated aviation service provider,” said Mr. FENG Liang, chief engineer of China Eastern Airlines and chairman of CAMSSL, “Collins Aviation Maintenance Services Shanghai Limited is a joint venture between Rockwell Collins and China Eastern Airlines. With the cooperation between the two world-class companies, we are confident that CAMSSL will continue to be a major MRO player for Rockwell Collins’ products in China in the future.”

“The renewal of this joint venture is a testament to the successful high quality, aftermarket service and support we’re delivering to our customers,” said TC Chan, vice president and managing director, Asia Pacific for Rockwell Collins. “As the airline fleets and air traffic modernization efforts continue to grow and mature, this JV will take on even more importance in the next ten years.”

CAMSSL, established in 2003, is located in the Pudong Waigaoqiao Free Trade Zone and provides service and support for communication, navigation, sensor, display, flight control computer, weather radar and in-flight entertainment systems.

About China Eastern Airlines
China Eastern Airlines Corporation Limited, (formerly China Eastern Airlines established in 1988), was founded in April 1995 with the headquarters located in Shanghai. As one of the three major Airlines in Mainland China, it operates 49 overseas offices and 10 domestic branches. Moreover, it holds controlling shares of over 20 subsidiaries including Shanghai Airlines, China Eastern Yunnan Airlines, China Cargo Airlines Co., Ltd, China United Airlines. In 1997, China Eastern was listed simultaneously in New York, Hong Kong and Shanghai stock market.

About Rockwell Collins
Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) is a pioneer in the development and deployment of innovative communication and aviation electronic solutions for both commercial and government applications. Our expertise in flight deck avionics, cabin electronics, mission communications, information management, and simulation and training is delivered by approximately 20,000 employees, and a global service and support network that crosses 27 countries. To find out more, please visit www.rockwellcollins.com.



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