Airframe Services

As a world-leading independent MRO, HAECO Group is renowned throughout the aviation industry for its extensive airframe maintenance capabilities and operational excellence since 1950. With a strong in-house engineering operation and long-standing relationships with Airbus, Boeing and other OEMs, it offers a comprehensive range of airframe services through its hangars, backshops, paint bays and warehouse facilities in Hong Kong, Xiamen, Jinan and Chengdu in mainland China, as well as locations across the United States.

Maintenance Checks 

HAECO offers a full range of maintenance services on Boeing and Airbus aircraft. Key capabilities include maintenance checks up to D checks, HMVs and equalised checks depending on customers’ Aircraft Maintenance Schedules (AMS).

Additional maintenance work can also be carried out in tandem, including aircraft exterior painting, landing gear replacement, aircraft weighing, cabin refurbishment, cabin deep cleaning and cabin modification and reconfiguration.

Cabin Reconfiguration

From the upgrade and adjustment of seats to the replacement of carpets, curtains and cabin cosmetics, HAECO’s services encompass everything from minor modifications to full retrofits, fully supported by its technical and engineering expertise, as well as comprehensive in-house fabrication backshops and shops dedicated to seat maintenance.

In-flight Entertainment Systems

HAECO engineers possess extensive experience in the installation and upgrade of a wide range of audio and video in-flight entertainment systems as well as satellite communication systems. The Group’s partnership with leading OEMs enable it to provide customers with on-site in-flight entertainment (IFE) support in Hong Kong and its locations across the U.S.

Avionics Modification

Avionics system upgrades can also be carried out in conjunction with airframe checks by professional teams with extensive experience. This covers the installation of Global Communication Suites (GCS), enabling Wi-Fi, mobile phone and global live TV services, as well as AV systems such as FMS, FANS, TAWS, FQIS and more. AVOD installations can also be carried out, along with IFE modifications.

Structural Modification

Structural modification work is Airworthiness Directives (AD) and Service Bulletin (SB) driven, and is supplemented by fabrication and repair services for structural parts, provided by in-house backshops. This enables work to be tailored to customers’ unique requirements, e.g. crew-rest modification, and can be carried out in conjunction with airframe checks to minimise downtime.

Winglet Modification

HAECO is an Aviation Partners Boeing designated authorised modification centre, over 170 winglet modifications have been completed on Boeing 737NG, Boeing 757 and Boeing 767-300 aircraft at its facilities in Asia Pacific and the U.S.

Lease Return Checks

HAECO carries out airframe checks and cabin reconfiguration to ensure that the aircraft meets its lessors’ requirements. Other services offered include technical records management, component re-certification, aircraft parking maintenance and other services relating to aircraft de-registration and
re-registration, freeing aircraft lessors from a significant administrative burden.

Engine Services

HAECO performs on-wing engine maintenance across all common engine types during hangar input or line maintenance checks, while off-wing engine maintenance is carried out in its engine overhaul facilities.

Comprehensive In-house Support

Technical services

HAECO’s round-the-clock engineering solutions are complemented by comprehensive value-added services that include repair scheme development, aircraft manufacturer and OEM liaison services, technical records management, task card authoring and modification programme management.

Support Shops

Fabrication, testing, maintenance and repair are handled
in-house by a wide range of backshops including the composite shop, sheet metal shop, fabrication services, retrim bay, seat bay, non-destructive testing facilities and in-flight entertainment shop.

Quality Assurance

Inspections are carried out by dedicated quality assurance personnel, ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements as well as quality standards established by customers. HAECO holds approvals from over 30 regulatory authorities including the Hong Kong Civil Aviation Department (HKCAD), the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC), the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

Material Management

To cater to the needs of customers and production business units, HAECO offers a number of material management services including warehousing and logistics as well as procurement and vendor management. Other services include receiving inspections in line with the applicable regulatory requirements, inventory management – including consignment stock administration – material control and liaison to ensure timely delivery. HAECO’s service centres offer support for pre-kitting and pre-loading spares, and an AOG desk gives 24/7 assistance with critical spares support.