Australia Limited has become the company's first certified U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA
) repair station outside the United States. The FAA
Type 145 repair certificate authorizes Boeing
facilities at Amberley and Eagle Farm in Queensland to perform maintenance and airframe/engine repairs on Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft and the model's military derivatives. Boeing Australia Limited President David Withers said "there is no other company in the Asia-Pacific region with the certification to perform this type of repair work. We are the region's one-stop shop for Boeing Next-Generation 737 on-wing and off-wing maintenance repairs.” Withers added that FAA certification allows Boeing Australia Limited, from its Eagle Farm hangar, to perform heavy maintenance on 737s flown in the Asia-Pacific region by international airlines operating out of the United States. "We will also have the mobility to perform line maintenance on 737s when and where Boeing's customers need it," he said. The FAA uses the Type 145 certification process to determine if a repair station has the equipment, personnel, manufacturers' maintenance instructions and inspection systems to ensure aircraft repairs are completed to U.S. aviation standards.