HONG KONG: HAECO, TAECO both expand ops

Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Co. Ltd. (HAECO) has opened a new two-bay hangar for Boeing 747-sized aircraft. It is also planning to open a new narrow body heavy maintenance joint venture with Sichuan Airline Group (42 per cent) and Sichuan Haite High-Tech (nine per cent), called Taikoo Sichuan Aircraft Engineering Services, in the second half […]


Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Co. Ltd. (HAECO) has opened a new two-bay hangar for Boeing 747-sized aircraft. It is also planning to open a new narrow body heavy maintenance joint venture with Sichuan Airline Group (42 per cent) and Sichuan Haite High-Tech (nine per cent), called Taikoo Sichuan Aircraft Engineering Services, in the second half of 2010. The joint venture will carry out Airbus A320 heavy checks for Chengdu-based Sichuan Airlines.

Mid-2010 also will see Taikoo (Xiamen) Aircraft Engineering (TAECO) opening its sixth hangar, a two-bay widebody hangar. TAECO General Manager of Marketing Hans Chau has confirmed the company will add narrow body work to its portfolio, beginning with heavy checks for Dragonair’s A320 fleet.