We have commenced June 20 th , 2005 a one year ACMI contract with one of our fleet of A300B4F aircraft for CHINA EASTERN AIRLINES.
Based in Shanghai , the aircraft operates China Eastern's freight routes connecting Shanghai, Hong Kong and various other regional points.
We have established an office; technical and crew base in Shanghai to support our Far East operations. We had a lot of work to do before being able to start this contract. Our customers and authorities were extremely careful and sent a team from both China Eastern and the CAAC to audit our operations at our Istanbul base.
Being a JAA/JAR-145 operator helped us. We were very impressed by the knowledge and professionalism of the Chinese delegation and look forward to a growing relationship with China.
We have huge demand for our services in the Far East and see a lot of growth potential in the region. Setting up in Shanghai is just the first step of a thousand mile journey in China for us. We are expecting considerable growth in our operations in China.