HAECO and Safran Aerosystems announce license agreement for C919 evacuation slide

Published date: 24 October 2023


(From left) Gerald Steinhoff, Chief Commercial Officer of HAECO Group; Sandra Nieuwenhuijzen, Group Director Components & Engine Services of HAECO Group; Damien Erceau, Chief Executive Officer of Safran Aerosystems Service Asia; and Cyril Coutou, Director of Sales and Customer Support of Safran Aerosystems Service Asia at the signing ceremony in Singapore. 

HAECO Group is proud to secure an agreement with Safran Aerosystems, a global leader in aviation systems dedicated to aircraft and helicopter safety as well as fluid and fuel management, for the maintenance of the evacuation slide on the C919 aircraft. 

Under this groundbreaking agreement, HAECO's Component Repair and Overhaul (CRO) division will have the authorisation to develop the capability of the C919 evacuation slide. As part of the collaboration, Safran Aerosystems will extend its support to HAECO by assisting in the development of HAECO's own repair capability related to the product. This support includes the supply of spare parts, sale of tooling and test equipment as well as the training and technical documentation necessary to perform maintenance services for the C919 evacuation slides. The license agreement covers the Asia Pacific region, including China, where the C919 aircraft has garnered significant attention and demand. 

"We are very pleased to partner with Safran Aerosystems and secure this license agreement for the C919 evacuation slide," said Sandra Nieuwenhuijzen, Group Director of Component and Engine Services at HAECO. "This collaboration signifies a significant milestone for HAECO and showcases our dedication to expanding our capabilities in line with the evolving needs of the aviation market. We are proud to be at the forefront of innovation and look forward to delivering exceptional services to our customers."

HAECO entered into a licensing agreement with Safran Aerosystems for the A350 evacuation slide in 2022. The development was completed in early 2023 and with the service currently in full operation. With the latest collaboration with Safran Aerosystems, HAECO will further strengthen its position as a leading MRO provider in the region by enhancing its capabilities in servicing the C919 evacuation slide, highlighting its ongoing commitment to providing exceptional support and solutions to the aviation industry.

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