Hong Kong’s leading MRO and aircraft services providers have expressed their positive support to the “Joint Maintenance Management Cooperation Arrangement” between China, Hong Kong and Macao.
The new cooperation arrangement will allow mutual recognition of aircraft maintenance licences issued by all three civil aviation authorities, allowing licence holders to be able to work in aircraft maintenance organisations located throughout China, Hong Kong and Macao.
HAECO said the new arrangement will allow it to tap into a wider pool of aircraft maintenance professionals across the region.
Meanwhile, China Aircraft Services Limited (CASL) expressed that the the connectivity between Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macao will greatly benefit the aircraft maintenance industry in Hong Kong through the exchange of talents, information, knowledge and expertise. Its acting CEO Dr. Angus Cheung said the integration can further strengthen Hong Kong’s position as a leading international aviation hub.
The agreement was jointly signed by the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC), the Civil Aviation Department of Hong Kong (CAD) and the Civil Aviation Authority of Macao (AACM) on 30 November.