Established in 1989, GAMECO, a joint venture between China Southern Airlines Co. Ltd. and Hutchison Whampoa from Hong Kong, has joined the Airbus MRO Network as 15th member. With its large maintenance facilities at Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport, GAMECO provides aircraft maintenance, component repair and painting facilities for its Chinese and International customers.

The Airbus MRO Network is designed to provide customers with a worldwide choice of competitive, quality maintenance services from MRO providers with Airbus aircraft experience. Since its launch in March 2005, Airbus has worked with the MRO Network members to establish performance benchmarks for maintenance efficiency and customer satisfaction. MRO improvement plans based on the performance benchmarking are currently underway which will result in enhanced services for Airbus customers.

"By becoming a member of the Airbus MRO Network, this demonstrates our experience and quality in maintaining Airbus aircraft and we are looking forward to participating in all of the MRO Network processes, which will assist us to improve and develop new services for our Airbus customers" stated Mr Thomas Tsiang, General manager of GAMECO.

Patrick Gavin, Executive Vice President, Airbus Customer Services, said: "It gives us great pleasure to welcome GAMECO into the MRO Network and with their knowledge of both the Chinese and International markets, GAMECO strengthens and enhances our portfolio of MRO members."

The Airbus MRO Network includes the following 15 members:

Air Canada Technical Services
Air France Industries
Air New Zealand Engineering Services
Guangzhou Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Company
Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company
Iberia Maintenance
Lufthansa Technik AG
Sabena Technics
SIA Engineering Company
Singapore Technologies Aerospace
SR Technics Switzerland
TACA Aeroman
TAP Maintenance & Engineering
TIMCO Aviation Services

A leading aircraft manufacturer with the most modern and comprehensive product line on the market, Airbus is a global company with design and manufacturing facilities in France, Germany, the UK, and Spain as well as subsidiaries in the U.S, China and Japan. Headquartered in Toulouse, France, Airbus is an EADS joint Company with BAE Systems.