Austrian aerospace group FACC has been granted Part 145 approval by the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC). The company will offer maintenance, repair and modification services to Chinese operators. FACC already holds certifications from EASA, the FAA and Canada’s TCCA.
“This certification issued by the Chinese aviation authority marks a great success for FACC and is the result of hard work and the combined effort of all parties involved,” said Robert Machtlinger, CEO of FACC. “The strong growth in air traffic is also increasing the demand for qualified maintenance facilities in China. With this CAAC approval, FACC has established an excellent position for itself, and the good ratings in the approval process underline our high level of quality, expertise and reliability. We therefore possess the ideal prerequisites for successfully positioning ourselves as a maintenance company in this emerging market.”
The CAAC approval process took one and a half years. FACC is now authorised to perform maintenance work on components and systems operating under Chinese registration.
FACC has approvals as a development organization (DOA), production organization (POA) and maintenance organization (MOA). The company’s maintenance and repair services cover structural as well as engine and interior areas.