Boeing and Guangzhou Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Company (GAMECO) plan to create additional capacity for the B767-300 Boeing Converted Freighter (BCF) with two additional conversion lines next year.
The move is based on what the two say is continued strong market demand. “It was mutually beneficial to continue building our relationship with GAMECO to provide additional conversion capacity for the 767-300BCF while supporting growth in the region,” said Peter Gao, vice president, Boeing Commercial Sales and Marketing for China.
“GAMECO has demonstrated excellent execution on the 737-800BCF program. We know it will bring the same expertise and proven capability to help deliver our medium widebody freighter conversions to our global customers.”
“The introduction of the 767-300BCF program further grows GAMECO’s regional presence and enhances our strategic focus around meeting the strong customer demand. We will open the 767-300BCF conversion lines in our new hangar,” Marx added.
GAMECO, established in October 1989 at Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport (CAN), is a joint venture between China Southern and Hong Kong’s Hutchison Whampoa (China) that specializes in aircraft and airborne component maintenance, repair and overhaul.