HAECO Group To Expand On-Wing Engine Services Through Rolls-Royce Partnership

Richard Kendall announcing Rolls-Royce on-wing deal at MRO Europe on Oct. 20, 2021.

AMSTERDAM--HAECO Group is going to start providing global on-wing and piece part repairs for Rolls-Royce large civil engines. To do this, it will expand its network in London and the Middle East, and set up a service center at London Heathrow Airport. 

The partnership allows Rolls-Royce customers more options for on-wing services, which the OEM says is important as many of their airlines are flying more. 

Richard Kendall, HAECO Group CCO, says the MRO will start setting up the expanded capabilities next month and he hopes to get all of the regulatory approvals next year. While this new agreement is with Rolls-Royce, the expanded footprint also allows HAECO to support other engine types, as it does at other company facilities.

This new service deal expands a 24-year partnership between HAECO and Rolls-Royce that commenced with the opening of its joint-venture Hong Kong Aero Engine Services (HAESL).

HAECO launched its Global Engine Support network a few years ago, which added “hospital” and on-wing services. As part of that, it opened an EASA Part 145 facility in Amsterdam near Schiphol Airport November 2019 and acquired Jet Engine Solutions, a quick-turn powerplant MRO in Dallas in March 2020. These facilities combine with HAECO’s engine MRO joint ventures HAESL and TEXL, with Rolls-Royce and GE respectively.

In related news, HAECO established a commercial group focused on Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Klaus-Peter Leinauer joined HAECO as VP group commercial EMEA. He says the rationale was to better integrate business units and expand its regional footprint.

Lee Ann Shay

As executive editor of MRO and business aviation, Lee Ann Shay directs Aviation Week's coverage of maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO), including Inside MRO, and business aviation, including BCA.