HAECO Cabin Solutions, a division of HAECO Americas headquartered in Greensboro, NC in the United States, announced today immediate expansion plans to its seating engineering and product development facilities in the Piedmont Triad, NC.
This is in response to numerous customer wins on the Vector Premium and Vector Economy seating platforms. The company forecasts that it will need to grow its local engineering staff by 20% in early Q1 2019.
Most recently in June, HAECO announced that Airbus had approved HAECO Cabin Solutions to be included in the A350 aircraft catalogue for line-fit selection and launched the offerability process for Vector Economy on Airbus A320. Vector seating is being installed in several airline customers’ aircraft, and the company has secured several new airline customers with both Boeing and Airbus single and twin-aisle aircraft configurations.
“The Vector platform is proving to be incredibly popular as a versatile product that offers both maximum comfort for the passenger and low cost of ownership for our customers,” said Doug Rasmussen, President and Group Director of HAECO Cabin Solutions. “Those features, combined with our unique ability to provide in-house engineering, design, manufacturing, certification, and installation as a single-source supplier, on a truncated timeframe, have contributed to faster growth in our business than initially anticipated.”
About Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company Limited (“HAECO Group”)
The HAECO Group is one of the world’s leading aircraft engineering and maintenance service providers. The Group provides a comprehensive range of services 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, Parts Manufacturing and Technical Training. The HAECO Group consists of 17 subsidiaries and affiliates, employing around 17,000 staff in Hong Kong, Mainland China, Singapore and the United States. The HAECO Group is publicly listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (Stock Code: 00044).
About HAECO Americas
A wholly-owned subsidiary of the HAECO Group, HAECO Americas (formerly TIMCO Aviation Services) supports global aircraft operators and owners with comprehensive aircraft care services including base maintenance from two multi-hangar locations in the U.S. The company’s HAECO Cabin Solutions division provides interiors design, engineering, certification and cabin reconfiguration services, as well as manufactured products including passenger seating, structures, galleys and lavatories.