HAECO Xiamen, a member of the HAECO Group, participated in a Jan. 8 groundbreaking ceremony to commence the construction of its new aircraft maintenance facility in Xiamen Xiang’an International Airport.
Established in 1993, HAECO Xiamen has grown by leaps and bounds over the past 30 years to become a leading provider of aircraft maintenance and modification services in the Asia Pacific region. Its comprehensive suite of aircraft engineering services includes airframe services, line services, parts manufacturing, design engineering, certification, and technical training. HAECO Xiamen is also renowned for its high safety standards and quality services with competitive turnaround times and on-time delivery.
Currently based in Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport, HAECO Xiamen will relocate to the new airport to build a new industry-leading hangar. Covering a total area of 537,300 sqm, including a construction area of 292,300 sqm and an apron area of 284,000 sqm, 18 new buildings will be constructed to cater to apron engineering, engine test bays, utility tunnel, aviation fuel supply and other outdoor works.
The new maintenance facility will combine innovation, green design and advanced technology to achieve optimum energy utilization and operational efficiency. There will be 12 wide-body and six narrow-body maintenance bays as well as two separate painting bays to provide flexible parking for multiple aircraft types and different maintenance needs. Once the construction completes, HAECO Xiamen will be the largest single span aircraft maintenance hangar in the world.
The construction project has been designed from the outset to optimize operational efficiency and maximize space utilization, helping to reduce aircraft maintenance turnaround times and improve punctuality to meet its customers' maintenance schedules. The innovative "center-axle" design connects the hangars and ancillary buildings, facilitating logistics management and resource sharing. The new maintenance facility will also feature innovative design and state-of-the-art green measures including solar power, intelligent building management systems, intelligent lighting controls, water storage and air conditioning systems, as well as advanced wastewater and air treatment, with the goal of achieving gold certification under the LEED-NC (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for New Construction) rating system.
HAECO Xiamen’s new maintenance facility embodies the HAECO Group values of putting safety first while delivering highest quality products and services to its customers. In striving for excellence, the group strongly believes in investing in innovative technology to bring long-term benefits to its stakeholders as well as fulfilling its social responsibility to the environment and the community while operating its business. As the largest single investment by the HAECO Group since its inception, the commencement of the project further demonstrates HAECO’s confidence in its continued investment in the Chinese Mainland and its determination to contribute to the development of the region’s aviation industry through continuous business expansion.