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      Press Releases

      13 Aug 2021

      HAECO Engine Services (Xiamen) Celebrates 700th Engine Output and Looks to the Future with Engine Test Cell Upgrade

      Upgraded engine test cell.

      The management team of HAECO Engine Services (Xiamen) and onsite representatives from GE Aviation at the pig-cutting ceremony for the completion of engine test cell upgrade.

      HAECO Engine Services (Xiamen) celebrates its 700th engine output and the completion of engine test cell upgrade.

      HAECO Engine Services (Xiamen), a member of the HAECO Group (formerly known as “TEXL”), announced today the recent delivery of its 700th GE90 engine output.  The company also announced the completion of its engine test cell upgrade, marking a significant milestone in the long-term development of HAECO’s engine services.  

      HAECO Engine Services (Xiamen) operates a state-of-the-art engine test cell rated to 150,000 pounds of engine thrust. This is capable of testing GE90 series engines, which are currently the world’s largest commercial aircraft engines in service. To prepare for the future entry of the GE9X series into the market, HAECO Engine Services (Xiamen) commenced a major modification of its engine test cell in April, introducing various enhancements such as upgrading the intake and exhaust stack to accommodate greater airflow, installing new noise reduction infrastructure and adding an extra safeguard structure on the thrust stand. Following the modifications, a shakedown test and full correlation test were conducted to correlate the modified engine test cell and confirm its serviceability and accuracy. 

      Angus Barclay, Group Director Components and Engine Services of HAECO, said: “HAECO Engine Services (Xiamen) is committed to providing world-class engine services, and we are proud to have completed our 700th engine overhaul. With our upgraded engine test cell, we are progressing towards capability for servicing the GE9X, supporting the company’s long-term growth and enhancing our competitiveness.”

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      About HAECO Group
      The HAECO Group is one of the world’s leading aviation product and service providers. The Group provides a comprehensive range of products and services in Airframe, Cabin, Component, and Engine segments. The HAECO Group consists of 16 operating companies, employing around 17,000 staff in Hong Kong, the Chinese mainland, Europe, and the United States. HAECO Group’s website: www.haeco.com

      About Taikoo Engine Services (Xiamen) Company Limited (“HAECO Engine Services (Xiamen)”)
      HAECO Engine Services (Xiamen) is a joint venture established in Xiamen, the Chinese mainland in 2008. Its shareholders are Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company Limited (“HAECO Group”), Cathay Pacific Airways Limited, GE Aviation, Taikoo (Xiamen) Aircraft Engineering Company Limited (“HAECO Xiamen”) and Xiamen Aviation Industry Company Limited. HAECO Engine Services (Xiamen) specialises in the repair, overhaul and test of GE90 series engines, and has overhauled more than 700 engines since commencing operations in early 2010. As part of a long-term partnership with GE Aviation, HAECO Engine Services (Xiamen) is licensed as an Authorized GE90™ Service Provider, GE90 Center of Excellence and the sole holder of a GE90™ GE Branded Service Agreement ("GBSA") in Asia.