Beijing Capital Helicopter (BCH), a subsidiary of Hainan Airlines Group, has been appointed on the 10th of September as Airbus Helicopters’ service center in China. It will carry out maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) work on the H125 and H135 – two of the most popular light helicopters operating in the country today.
Already a customer of Airbus Helicopters owning a fleet of 4 H125 and 3 H135, the appointment will see the two corporations cementing their long-term partnership. “On behalf of Airbus Helicopters, we welcome BCH into our worldwide MRO network,” said Norbert Ducrot, President of Airbus Helicopters China. “Since its creation in 2011 by Hainan Airlines Group, BCH’s commitment and professionalism have led them to great achievements in the rotary wing business. Together, we will offer proximity maintenance services to our operators and raise the service level for our growing base of customers in the northern China region.”
The provision of MRO services by BCH expands Airbus Helicopters’ reach to customers in-country, with the ability to now answer to their needs quickly without compromising on the quality and safety standard. “It underlines Airbus Helicopters’ commitment to make customer satisfaction our top priority,” added Goldberg.
“We have obtained the CCAR Part 145 certification from the China Airworthiness Civil Authority for maintenance of the H125 and H135 helicopter types,” stated BCH President Yun Qiji. “We will continue to develop our capabilities and aim to expand our expertise to cover other helicopter types and provide a full suite of services for China’s rapidly-growing rotorcraft fleet.”
BCH’s service center will be located within the Beijing Badaling Airport and is slated to commence operations this month.