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      Press Releases

      19 Jan 2022

      HAECO Hong Kong Completes The First Boeing 737-800 Split Scimitar Winglet Modification

      HAECO Hong Kong completes its first Boeing 737-800 split scimitar winglet modification for Virgin Australia.

      HAECO Hong Kong announced today that it has recently completed the first split scimitar winglet modification in tandem with C Check for a Virgin Australia Boeing 737-800 aircraft. The winglet modification was to change the blended winglets into split scimitar winglet configuration, improving fuel efficiency of the aircraft.
       
      Being an Aviation Partners Boeing (APB) designated authorised modification centre, HAECO Hong Kong has completed over 110 winglet modifications on Boeing 737NG, 757 and 767 aircraft.
       
      With the support from Virgin Australia and APB, HAECO Hong Kong’s experienced engineering team accomplished a smooth winglet modification process and aircraft redelivery.

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      About Virgin Australia
      Virgin Australia Group is a major Australian airline operating scheduled domestic and short-haul international flights, charter and cargo services, and the award-winning loyalty program Velocity Frequent Flyer.
       
      The Group has been a competitor in the Australian aviation landscape for more than 20 years, carrying tens of millions of passengers in that time. The airline operates three seating choices on all flights: Economy, Economy X (extra leg room Economy) and Business Class.
       
      Virgin Australia is now embarking on an exciting new chapter. Following the successful relaunch in 2020, the airline has simplified its fleet structure to an all-Boeing 737 fleet and has made significant investments in technology and customer experience. Virgin Australia has committed to a target of Net Zero Emissions by 2050, underpinned by practical, innovative initiatives designed to build from the airline’s historical efforts in sustainability.
       
      Virgin Australia is focused on creating great experiences for guests and has won many awards over the years including Best Cabin Crew, Best Domestic Airline and Best Economy Class. Velocity Frequent Flyer has also scooped a wealth of prestigious gongs including the Freddie Awards Best Program of the Year and Best Redemption Ability for Asia/Middle East and Oceania. 
       
      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