Inventory Technical Management
Giving new life to an aircraft

HAECO ITM recently purchased an Airbus A330-300 airframe, with the object of harvesting components for recertification and repair, before adding this inventory to the HAECO ITM pool. Other major equipment such as nacelles and flight controls will support other HAECO Group business units. HAECO ITM has contracted UNICAL MRO, an aircraft maintenance provider in San Bernardino, California, to provide disassembly and teardown services on the airframe.


In October, around 75 first grade children and their parents visited the aircraft at UNICAL’s San Bernardino facility, for a tour jointly organised with HAECO ITM. The participants were encouraged to ask questions related to the aircraft and the aviation industry and the tour proved to be an eye-opening experience for the young children.


The A330-300 airframe, bearing manufacturer’s serial number 083, was most recently owned by JPA Lease and operated by Cathay Dragon. This is HAECO ITM’s first venture into the teardown market and as a win-win solution in terms of cost and environmental benefits, is an important step in the company’s sustainability strategy, through the recycling of retired aircraft components.