Ipeco, a recognised world leader in aircraft crew and executive passenger seating, and a growing manufacturer of aircraft galley inserts, has announced further expansion across the Asia Pacific region. Following its recent inauguration of a Singapore distribution and repair facility, Ipeco has opened a Beijing repair facility to complement its Hong Kong distribution centre in Greater China. The Beijing start-up capability includes cockpit seating for Boeing 737, 767, 777 and 787 series, as well as all crew seating for Embraer E2 series aircraft with galley insert repair capability being added later in 2020.
The facilities in Beijing and Hong Kong are both managed by General Manager, Christina Chong. “Greater China is becoming an increasingly important market for Ipeco and we are delighted to receive our CAAC Maintenance Organisation Certificate for our new Beijing facility,” says Chong.
“We are already set-up to support our biggest selling seats in the region and we want to quickly develop our galley insert workshop to back-up our growing sales with local airlines.” Mark Utting, VP Customer Support, underlines Ipeco’s fast-developing service network: “We are now able to offer our customers comprehensive global support 24/7, 365 days a year, through a combined network of dedicated Ipeco owned facilities and authorised service centres. We will continue to listen to our customers and develop support where and when it makes sense to do so.”
The Ipeco range of crew seats is built to uncompromisingly high standards and subjected to extensive test programmes for both Part 25 and Part 23 certification, including Boeing, Embraer, Airbus, ATR, Gulfstream and Lockheed applications. Ipeco’s executive passenger seating frames, and fully upholstered seats, can be found across several Bombardier and Textron business aircraft. Ipeco also has an increasing portfolio of galley inserts on board A350, A380, B787 and B777X platforms with ovens and water heaters available on A320 narrow bodies.