HAECO Xiamen broke ground on Sunday, December 8, to commence the construction of its future aircraft maintenance facility at Xiamen Xiang’an International Airport.
Currently based in Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport, HAECO will relocate to the new airport, due to be completed in 2025, 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. 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 business expansion move represents the largest single investment by HAECO in China, and the group strongly believes in investing in technology and fulfilling its social responsibility to the environment and the community while operating its business.
The uture maintenance facility will showcase a ‘centre-axle’ design that connects the hangars and ancillary buildings, facilitating logistics management and resource sharing. It will also feature 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
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.