HAECO Group is proud to announce the successful launch of a state-of-the-art Solar Photovoltaic Systems at its composite services facility in Jinjiang and its landing gear services facility in Xiamen. This latest sustainable initiative marks a significant milestone in HAECO’s commitment to environmental responsibility and resource efficiency. Since July 2023, the Solar PV power system has been fully operational in both facilities, propelling the company towards sustainable practices.
The newly developed solar panels incorporate advanced photovoltaic cells, ensuring efficient conversion of solar energy into electrical power. With an impressive capacity of 1.54 Megawatts (MW), the system at HAECO Composite Services is projected to generate approximately 1.6 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of clean electricity annually, making a substantial contribution to the reduction of carbon emissions. It is estimated that the Solar PV power generation will result in approximately 1,032 tonnes of carbon emissions reduction per year. Likewise at HAECO Landing Gear Services, the installed capacity of 0.59 MW is projected to generate around 0.69 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of renewable energy, leading to a reduction of approximately 426 tonnes of carbon emissions within a year.
Since 2008, HAECO Landing Gear Services has been offering a full range of inspection, repair, maintenance, modification, overhaul, and leasing services for landing gear. In 2009, HAECO Composite Services was established, specialising in composite repairs, particularly for fan reversers and nacelle systems, flight control surfaces, and radomes.
"The completion of the Solar PV Project represents a momentous milestone in our journey towards sustainable development and exemplifies our goal to safeguard the well-being and security of future generations," said Sunny Mirchandani, General Manager of HAECO Composite Services.
"Sustainability is always our priority and deeply embedded in our culture. The operation of the solar panels will generate renewable energy, playing a profound role in realising HAECO's 2030 sustainability vision. We will continue to collaborate with partners to explore more efficient ways to reduce carbon emissions," said Susan Su Chao, Director and General Manager of HAECO Landing Services.
HAECO Group's adoption of renewable energy sources underscores its dedication to reducing the carbon footprint and promoting a sustainable future for the aviation industry. In line with this vision, HAECO Hong Kong, HAECO Xiamen and HAECO Engine Services (Xiamen) have also embraced solar panels, demonstrating a collective effort to actively contribute to carbon reduction and foster a sustainable future.
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, cabin solutions, 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.
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