HAECO to support Nippon Cargo Airlines on GEnx nacelle components maintenance

Published date: 24 November 2023

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Nippon Cargo Airlines’ Boeing 747-8 fleet

HAECO is pleased to announce its support for Nippon Cargo Airlines in the maintenance of GEnx nacelle components, including inlet cowls, fan cowls, and thrust reversers, for its Boeing 747-8 fleet. This service will be provided at HAECO's composite facilities in Jinjiang, Chinese Mainland, one of the largest facilities of its kind in the region.

Renowned in the MRO industry for its aircraft engineering solutions, which encompass engine nacelles, flight control surfaces, and radomes for various aircraft and engine types, HAECO operates a state-of-the-art composite and metal bond component repair station covering an area of 17,000 sqm. The facility is equipped with cutting-edge equipment, including a PAA Line, clean room, two paint booths, and two autoclaves, one of which can accommodate the GE90 engine type. On top of its partnerships with major OEMs worldwide, HAECO holds approvals from the Civil Aviation Administration of China, Federal Aviation Administration, European Union Aviation Safety Agency, and other regional authorities across the Asia Pacific.

"Genuine trust, mutual respect, and a shared vision for success underpin HAECO's partnership with Nippon Cargo Airlines. We are wholeheartedly committed to delivering exceptional results that surpass expectations for our valued customer. Our goal is to establish new benchmarks in quality workmanship, ensuring the timely turnaround of repaired components," said Mr. Gerald Steinhoff, Chief Commercial Officer of HAECO Group.

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Mr. Sunny Mirchandani, General Manager of HAECO Composite Services and Mr. Toru Watanabe, Vice President of Engineering & Maintenance of Nippon Cargo Airlines at an agreement signing ceremony in Jinjiang.

The agreement signing ceremony took place in Jinjiang, with representatives from Nippon Cargo Airlines, including Mr. Toru Watanabe, Vice President of Engineering & Maintenance, Mr. Takeshi Goto, General Manager of Maintenance Planning, Engineering and Maintenance, as well as Mr. Sunny Mirchandani, General Manager and Mr. Chong Tat Nyin, Vice President of Aftermarket Business Development of HAECO Composite Services, in attendance.

"Nippon Cargo Airlines is delighted to collaborate with HAECO on the maintenance of our GEnx nacelle components, capitalising on the strategic proximity of Jinjiang to Xiamen, our primary hub for comprehensive aircraft maintenance. The assurance that HAECO is well-prepared to promptly address any challenges we may face, regardless of location, instills great confidence in us. Our partnership holds immense value, and we eagerly anticipate nurturing this fruitful collaboration for many prosperous years to come," said Mr. Toru Watanabe, Vice President of Engineering & Maintenance at Nippon Cargo Airlines.

In addition to GEnx nacelle components maintenance, HAECO also provides Nippon Cargo Airlines with other MRO support, including base maintenance, line maintenance, and inventory technical support services.

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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 United States. Learn more at www1.uat.haeco.com or follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter for the latest updates.


About Nippon Cargo Airlines 
Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA) was founded in 1978 and started operation in 1985. NCA is Japan’s one and only all cargo airline and has accumulated extensive experience in air freight and handling diverse types of cargo. NCA serves as the main artery of international distribution, connecting major cities throughout the world. Learn more at www.nca.aero.


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