Eric Cheng – Living in the magic of aviation

Published date: 8 May 2024

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(Featured: Eric Cheng, Transit Duty in Charge, HAECO Hong Kong)

Growing up near Hong Kong’s old Kai Tak Airport, Eric’s enchantment with airplanes not only instilled him with a sense of magical wonder, but also fueled his aviation career. In addition to being Lead Cabin Maintenance Mechanic of Line Maintenance who ensures that the checking of each flight is on track, Eric’s role in HAECO has taken on dazzling directions he couldn’t have foreseen.

Eric first joined HAECO as a Graduate License Trainee in 2005, after receiving his degree in engineering and industrial management. His engineering expertise and demand for precision make him adept at his role, which has grown to encompass a wide range of functions. Apart from being responsible for transit operation duty control and serving as the customer liaison for on-request technical support, Eric drives technical operations and people development by championing safety and operational improvement initiatives and coordinating staff training. He even creates graphics and promotional videos to enhance internal communications.

“I have been with HAECO for 18 years, and the diversity of my job still fires my passion and keeps me going,” says Eric, who welcomes the new exposure and skills gained from the dynamic functions that take him beyond aircraft maintenance. He gains a sense of achievement from well-executed teamwork and being part of a vibrant and energetic team, who constantly race against time to complete aircraft checks before passenger boarding.

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Outside of work, Eric has another favourite pastime – performing magic tricks. He enjoys the thrill of being a magician, and takes pleasure in designing special tricks that incorporate HAECO elements and values to amuse his colleagues. Eric seems to live for the moment he took the stage at HAECO’s annual dinner, when his love of magic and aviation culminated in a breathtaking performance.

Eric is a shining example of one who can live out both his passions and career aspirations at HAECO. His dedication to bringing forth the best version of himself both inside and outside of work make him a great role model to his fellow colleagues. We can’t wait to discover more new tricks up his sleeve, and to see the great things he is capable of as he continues his remarkable journey.


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