Press Releases

5 Apr 2017

Airbus Selects HAECO Cabin Solutions as Supplier of Centerline Ceiling Stowage Compartment Line-Fit Option for the A320 Family

Airbus announced today that it has selected HAECO Cabin Solutions, a division of HAECO Americas and a business unit within the HAECO Group, as its supplier for the Centerline Ceiling Stowage (CCS) compartment line-fit option for the new A320 Family aircraft. The option will also be available as a retrofit for newer in-service A320 Family aircraft which have the ‘Enhanced Cabin’.

“We are very pleased that Airbus awarded the ceiling stowage contract to HAECO for design and manufacturing for line-fit production and retrofit,” said Richard Kendall, CEO of HAECO Americas and HAECO Group Director for Cabin Solutions. “Being an SFE supplier for the A320, known for innovative cabins of exceptionally high quality, affirms HAECO’s dedication to those same values in our products.”

HAECO Cabin Solutions’ CCS will be offered to Airbus customers through its catalogues for delivery in the first quarter of 2018.

The CCS is designed to hold crew luggage, onboard wheelchairs, life rafts and other emergency equipment, among other items. The compartment is offered in two sizes, and is available in two positions on the A320 and three positions on the A321. The ceiling compartment will be compatible with fixed and pivoting bins, and will also be available as a retrofit option through an Airbus service bulletin modification.

The announcement and signing ceremony were held at the HAECO booth during the Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg, Germany, where a model of the CCS is on display.

HAECO Cabin Solutions’ selection as a supplier of SFE equipment to Airbus is a milestone for the Greensboro, North Carolina-based company, which became part of the Hong Kong-based HAECO Group since the acquisition of TIMCO Aerosystems in 2014. HAECO Cabin Solutions supplies a wide range of cabin seating, structures, and furniture for both new and retrofit applications, as well as cabin reconfiguration engineering and touch labour. The selection by Airbus results from HAECO’s continued expansion into the Cabin Interiors market at serial production levels, supporting the highest selling commercial aircraft on the market – the A320.


About Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company Limited (“HAECO Group”)
The HAECO Group is one of the world’s leading aircraft engineering and maintenance service providers. The Group provides a comprehensive range of services encompassing Airframe Services, Line Services, Cabin Solutions, Private Jet Solutions, Fleet Technical Management, Inventory Technical Management, Component Overhaul, Aerostructure Repairs, Landing Gear Services, Engine Services, Parts Manufacturing and Technical Training. The HAECO Group consists of 17 subsidiaries and affiliates, employing around 17,000 staff in Hong Kong, Mainland China, Singapore and the United States. The HAECO Group is publicly listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (Stock Code: 00044). HAECO Group’s website:

About HAECO Americas
A wholly-owned subsidiary of the HAECO Group, HAECO Americas (formerly TIMCO Aviation Services) supports global aircraft operators and owners with comprehensive aircraft care services including base maintenance from three multi-hangar locations and engine MRO support in the U.S. The company’s HAECO Cabin Solutions division provides interiors design, engineering, certification and cabin reconfiguration services, as well as manufactured products including passenger seating, structures, galleys and lavatories. HAECO Americas’ website: