March 31, 2015
HAESL receives first Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engine
HAECO Group announced that Hong Kong Aero Engine Services Limited (“HAESL”), the Group’s engine services facility in Hong Kong, has taken delivery of its first Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engine. The engine will support the crosscalibration of HAESL’s test cell, marking an important milestone in the company’s progress towards development of full Trent XWB capability. HAESL is on schedule to be equipped with Trent XWB engine overhaul capability by the end of 2015, thereby becoming one of only a few overhaul facilities in the Rolls-Royce global network providing Trent XWB engine overhaul services to airlines operating Airbus A350 XWB fleets. To meet the future needs of servicing the Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engine, HAESL will construct a new four-storey, 13,000 m² facility, which will house engine overhaul workshops, offices and training rooms. The new facility, named Phase VI, will be constructed with optimisation of operational and material flow and sustainability in mind. The Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engine is the sixth generation of the Trent engine family and the sole engine type powering Airbus A350 XWB aircraft.