Boeing's completion and delivery center in Zhoushan will host 260 finished B737 MAX planes in the near future, reports Zhoushan Fabu, the official WeChat account of the city's government.
China Aviation Supplies Holding Company signed an agreement with aerospace giant Boeing in early November for an order of 300 planes, 260 of which are to be completed and delivered in Zhoushan.
Zhoushan, Zhejiang province, was chosen as the location for Boeing's first overseas B737 completion and delivery center last year. The center, a joint effort by the governments of China and United States, was established to meet the strong demand for single-aisle aircraft in China and abroad.
Once the center is completed, it will cover cabin installation (including the setup of seats and onboard entertainment systems), as well as painting, flight-testing and maintenance.
Zhoushan's aviation industry is eyeing further development and expansion, and is building an industrial aviation park. The city will develop an entire industrial chain for aircraft manufacturing, with the capacity to assemble, deliver and modify 600 aircraft each year by 2025.
A model of Boeing's completion and delivery center in Zhoushan [Photo/zjol.com.cn]