History

Decades of excellence in aircraft engineering

Over sixty plus years, HAECO has evolved from a small MRO in Hong Kong operating with limited post-war resources into one of the world's leading aircraft engineering and maintenance groups. The exciting story of the company's development directly reflects many of its core values, including service innovation, technical expertise, operational excellence and integrity, as well as the company's ever-present 'can-do' spirit.


HAECO's roots predate the company's official birthday, reaching back to the years immediately following World War II when the Swire Group identified the aviation industry as an area of great potential. With no experience in aviation but every confidence in the expert engineering skills gained in the Taikoo Dockyard, Swire formed the Pacific Air Maintenance & Supply Company (PAMAS), which would later merge with Jardine Air Maintenance Company (JAMCo) to become HAECO.


Despite limited resources, the hard work and resourcefulness of the HAECO team, along with growing demand, made HAECO an instant success. The company quickly began building on its capabilities, responding to the ever-changing demands of its customers, which included the inimitable Cathay Pacific Airways. HAECO soon began to spread its wings in Asia, opening new facilities across the region.


Today, HAECO is a global provider of Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) services, with significant operations throughout the Asia Pacific region, North America and other parts of the world. As the aviation industry continues to grow and evolve, HAECO looks towards the next 60 years with every confidence that its adaptability, vision and determination to meet the needs of its customers will ensure a bright future.

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  • 2000s
  • 2010s

HAECO was officially established in November 1950, following the merger of PAMAS and JAMCo. In its first decade of operation, HAECO trebled its turnover and workforce. The company's offerings grew as it introduced overhaul services for turboprop aircraft and built its first engine test bed.