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Guangzhou Aircraft Maintenance & Engineering Co (GAMECO) opened its eight-bay hangar in Guagzhou this week, as planned. The Phase 2 hangar provides GAMECO another 66,800 sq. meters of space. It's designed for narrowbodies but is tall enough to accommodate medium widebodies such as the Boeing 787, as well. 


The $94 million hangar looks like Phase 1, which can hold 12 narrowbodies or four widebodies, but it has some smart usage and energy savings features, too. For instance, the new hangar's roof includes solar panels for energy and rooftop windows for natural ventilation. The new facility also includes overhead rail cranes to transport engines.

In the future, GAMECO would like to add a component business center, a composite repair center and a third hangar at Baiyun International Airport.

At the opening, Norbert Marx, GAMECO's general manager and an editorial advisory board member for our MRO Asia Conference, said the Phase 2 hangar's inauguration "provides the perfect answer in regard to China Southern's ambitious fleet growth as well as towards expanding Chinese and worldwide third-party demand for base maintenance within the Chinese attractive economical environment."

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