HAECO celebrates the arrival of Emirates’ first A380 for heavy maintenance

Published date: 5 March 2024


HAECO is pleased to announce the successful induction of Emirates’ first Airbus A380 aircraft at its airframe facility in Xiamen. This milestone marks the commencement of a new base maintenance contract between HAECO and the world’s largest international airline. As part of a longer-term agreement, HAECO will provide an extensive array of heavy maintenance services to Emirates’ A380 aircraft. Leveraging its competitive expertise, extensive cabin reconfiguration capabilities, high-quality service and uncompromising safety standards, HAECO is fully equipped to meet the base maintenance requirements of this top-tier airline. 

The collaboration between HAECO and Emirates began in 2002 when HAECO was entrusted with line maintenance services for Emirates’ aircraft in Hong Kong. Over the years, this relationship expanded to include Shanghai in 2004 and Beijing in 2006. The induction of Emirates’ first A380 for 6Y check in Xiamen marks a new milestone in this enduring partnership, with Emirates entrusting its base maintenance needs to HAECO for the first time, demonstrating a strong vote of confidence in the capabilities of the company. 

“Emirates is an exceptional premium airline, and the expansion of this partnership serves as a strong testament to our commitment to delivering high-quality MRO solutions on a global scale. We are delighted to have this opportunity to showcase our comprehensive capabilities and further strengthen our ties with our key Middle Eastern partner,” said Gerald Steinhoff, Chief Commercial Officer of HAECO Group. 

“We are honoured to deepen our partnership with Emirates, a global leader in the aviation industry and the largest operator of the Airbus A380. With our 30 years of expertise and experience in base maintenance, our team in Xiamen is fully committed to providing customised top-notch service to Emirates. We look forward to continuously exceeding expectations and delivering exceptional results,” added Kevin Guan, Chief Executive Officer of HAECO Xiamen. 

HAECO offers nose-to-tail solutions encompassing airframe, component and engine services to meet the diverse needs of its global customers. Its base maintenance facilities are strategically located in in Hong Kong, Chinese Mainland and the Americas. 


About HAECO Group

HAECO Group is one of the world’s leading aircraft engineering and maintenance service providers. We provide a comprehensive range of solutions encompassing airframe services, line services, inventory technical management, component overhaul, aerostructure repairs, landing gear services, engine services, global engine support, parts manufacturing and technical training. HAECO Group comprises 16 operating companies, employing around 15,000 staff in Hong Kong, Chinese Mainland, Europe and the Americas. Learn more at www.haeco.com or follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter for the latest updates.

About Emirates

From its global hub in Dubai, Emirates serves customers on six continents, providing high quality air transport services that facilitate tourism and trade. Emirates operates the world’s largest fleet of wide-body Boeing 777 and Airbus A380 aircraft, offering spacious cabins and iconic inflight features such as its A380 Shower Spa and Onboard Lounge, and its ice inflight entertainment system available in all seats across its fleet, which has topped “best in sky” awards for 16 consecutive years. Emirates is committed to environmentally-responsible operations and focusses on three areas: reducing emissions, consuming responsibly, and protecting wildlife and habitats. For more information, visit www.emirates.com

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