Hawaiian Airlines Expands A330 MRO Services With SIAEC 

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SINGAPORE—Singapore Airlines Engineering Company (SIAEC) has inked an expanded airframe maintenance agreement with Hawaiian Airlines. 

SIAEC says it currently provides heavy maintenance and painting services for Hawaiian’s A330-200 widebody aircraft. The new contract adds on 12-year D-checks for the same aircraft type. All work will be conducted in Singapore. 

Aviation Week Intelligence Network’s Fleet Discovery shows Hawaiian has 24 Airbus A330-200 in its fleet, half owned and half leased. Five are currently more than 10 years old, and the oldest is only six months away from the 12-year mark.

“In a maintenance provider, we expect and rely on timeliness, quality, and value. SIAEC has not only delivered on all three but additionally demonstrated flexibility and responsiveness through the challenges of the COVID turmoil,” Hawaiian Airlines SVP of Technical Operations Jim Landers said.

The A330s have primarily been used for the carrier’s transpacific services, which have been badly affected by COVID-19. Hawaiian is only expecting services to Japan and South Korea to resume in the second half of the fourth quarter. Flights to Australia and New Zealand will not resume until 2022. Capacity to the continental U.S.  returned to pre-pandemic levels in mid-2021.

Chen Chuanren

Chen Chuanren is the Southeast Asia and China Editor for the Aviation Week Network’s (AWN) Air Transport World (ATW) and the Asia-Pacific Defense Correspondent for AWN, joining the team in 2017.