HAECO Xiamen completes first Airbus A321-200PCF freighter conversion

The first Airbus A321 freighter conversion aircraft parked at HAECO Xiamen hangar.
Photo Credit: HAECO Xiamen

LONDON – HAECO Xiamen, a member of the HAECO Group, has now completed and redelivered its first Airbus A321-200PCF converted freighter with Supplemental Type Certificate (‘STC”) partner, 321 Precision Conversions, LLC (“Precision”).

HAECO Xiamen has been an authorized Precision Conversion Centre since 2010, and this first A321-200PCF redelivery marked yet another milestone in the continued development of HAECO Xiamen’s capabilities.

Freighter conversions

To minimize downtime, HAECO Xiamen conducts full freighter conversions in parallel with heavy maintenance checks and other modifications.

Its on-site quality assurance teams prepare daily reports as part of a comprehensive quality control process to ensure that work is conducted to the highest standards.

Kevin Guan, Chief Executive Officer of HAECO Xiamen said: “HAECO Xiamen started collaboration with Precision on the Boeing 757-200PCF conversion in 2010.”

“We have good cooperative relationship with Precision in the past 12 years, and we are delighted to extend this collaboration to A321-200PCF conversion.”

“HAECO Xiamen is busy preparing to convert one Boeing 757-200PCF conversion line to A321-200PCF in the middle of the year and we look forward introducing multiple A321 conversion lines here then.”

Gary Warner, President of 321 Precision Conversions, LLC, stated, “Our long-term relationship with HAECO Xiamen has proven them to be a consistent performer on the Boeing 757-200PCF programme and now on the A321-200PCF.”

“Their experienced and professional team has done a remarkable job on the first A321-200PCF conversion in China. We look forward to many more successful redeliveries.”

As the world’s first MRO to conduct a Boeing 747-400BCF conversion, HAECO Xiamen has long-standing partnerships with Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and STC holders.

More than 70 conversions have been completed to date, including Boeing 747-400, 737-300, 737-400, 737-800, 757-200, and Airbus A321-200 aircraft types with high safety and quality standards, competitive turnaround times, and on-time delivery.

HAECO Xiamen recent plant expansion

HAECO Xiamen recently commenced the construction of its new aircraft maintenance facility at Xiamen Xiang’an International Airport.

The new ability will become the world’s largest single span hangar facility and will 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 utilisation 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 organisation provides a comprehensive range of solutions encompassing airframe services, line services, cabin solutions, private jet solutions, fleet technical management, 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.

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