Press Releases

2 Jun 2017

HAECO Xiamen Performs Airbus A330-300 Cabin Reconfiguration for Virgin Atlantic

In May, HAECO Xiamen successfully completed cabin reconfiguration work for the third of 10 Virgin Atlantic’s Airbus A330-300 aircraft planned for 2017. The 12-month project involves C4 checks in parallel with reconfiguration of the Business Class section of the Virgin Atlantic A330-300 fleet.

HAECO Xiamen has provided a wide range of airframe services including cabin reconfiguration to Virgin Atlantic’s Boeing 747-400 fleet since 2009. To date, HAECO Xiamen has redelivered more than 20 aircraft to the airline customer. In 2016, the business co-operation has extended to the A330-300 fleet.

Phil Wardlaw, Vice President Engineering & Maintenance of Virgin Atlantic, said: “Over the next year we will refit all 10 of our Airbus A330-300 Upper Class cabins to offer customers a more consistent experience across the fleet. We have worked really well with HAECO Xiamen on other projects including the refurbishment of our Boeing 747-400 fleet, and we are pleased to be working with the team once more on the refurbishment of our A330-300s.”

Summit Chan, CEO of HAECO Xiamen, said: “Virgin Atlantic is a highly regarded carrier in the aviation industry and a valued customer of HAECO Xiamen. We are delighted to have been selected by the airline to deliver on this important airframe maintenance and cabin reconfiguration project. We have completed more than 300 cabin reconfiguration projects for our airline customers around the world, building on our track record for on-time delivery and quality fulfilment. Our in-house cabin integration expertise enables us to understand and fulfill our customers’ needs during often complex cabin reconfiguration projects.”


About Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company Limited (“HAECO Group”)
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 Xiamen
Founded in 1993, HAECO Xiamen is a leading Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (“MRO”) service provider in Asia Pacific. It offers a full range of airframe services, including airframe maintenance, modification, cabin reconfiguration, passenger-to-freighter conversions, and line services at key airports in Mainland China. The company is also home to HAECO Private Jet Solutions – Asia’s first and only facility approved by Airbus and licensed by Boeing to provide comprehensive design engineering, certification, and cabin completion for private jets. As a one-stop MRO provider, HAECO Xiamen operates its own certified aviation parts manufacturing and testing facilities, and runs a public training and license examination centre. This caters to both the technical and non-technical training needs of the MRO industry throughout the region. HAECO Xiamen is part of the HAECO Group, and The Boeing Company, Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd., Japan Airlines International Co. Ltd., Xiamen Aviation Industry Co. Ltd. and Beijing Kailan Aviation Technology Industry & Services Co. Ltd. are its other shareholders. The company employs around 5,000 staff in Mainland China.