In May, HAECO Xiamen successfully completed cabin reconfiguration work for the third of 10 Virgin Atlantic’s Airbus A330-300 aircraft planned for 2017. The 12-month project involves C4 checks in parallel with reconfiguration of the Business Class section of the Virgin Atlantic A330-300 fleet.

HAECO Xiamen has provided a wide range of airframe services including cabin reconfiguration to Virgin Atlantic’s Boeing 747-400 fleet since 2009. To date, HAECO Xiamen has redelivered more than 20 aircraft to the airline customer. In 2016, the business co-operation has extended to the A330-300 fleet.

Phil Wardlaw, Vice President Engineering & Maintenance of Virgin Atlantic, said: “Over the next year we will refit all 10 of our Airbus A330-300 Upper Class cabins to offer customers a more consistent experience across the fleet. We have worked really well with HAECO Xiamen on other projects including the refurbishment of our Boeing 747-400 fleet, and we are pleased to be working with the team once more on the refurbishment of our A330-300s.”

Summit Chan, CEO of HAECO Xiamen, said: “Virgin Atlantic is a highly regarded carrier in the aviation industry and a valued customer of HAECO Xiamen. We are delighted to have been selected by the airline to deliver on this important airframe maintenance and cabin reconfiguration project. We have completed more than 300 cabin reconfiguration projects for our airline customers around the world, building on our track record for on-time delivery and quality fulfilment. Our in-house cabin integration expertise enables us to understand and fulfill our customers’ needs during often complex cabin reconfiguration projects.”