Air China signed a 10-year maintenance agreement with Collins Aviation Maintenance Services Shanghai (CAMSS), a Rockwell Collins joint venture, to provide service and support for Rockwell Collins equipment on Air China's fleet. The companies announced the agreement at this week's Singapore Air Show.
A corresponding avionics shop cooperation agreement was signed with maintenance provider Ameco, to jointly support the entire Air China's installed base of Rockwell Collins avionics equipment under a price per flight hour program for ten years. The two agreements commenced on Jan. 1, 2010.
Additionally, Rockwell Collins said it plans to establish a global asset management capability in China in mid-2010 that will further support this agreement, as well as other asset-based programs like the Rental/Exchange and Dispatch programs targeted for the Boeing 787, ARJ21 and other aircraft types operated by Chinese carriers.