Base Maintenance
Cargo carrying solutions

HAECO Xiamen has recently provided Cathay Pacific Airways with a successful design engineering and certification solution that allows the airline to utilise sections of its Boeing 777 passenger cabins to carry cargo.


The modification is covered by a Supplemental Type Certificate and has been approved by the HKCAD; it also uses HAECO Xiamen’s HKCAD Part 21J Design Organisation Approval. The scope of work involves removing economy and premium economy seats to install cargo bags, which are secured with cargo nets and straps and other associated safety equipment. The modification kit was directly sourced and fabricated on site by HAECO Xiamen.


In addition, HAECO Xiamen has obtained time-limited minor change approval from the HKCAD, allowing Cathay Pacific to place cargo on the seats of the airline’s Airbus A330 aircraft.


Both solutions allow Cathay Pacific to utilise a greater number of its aircraft for cargo flights, enabling the airline to carry more essential goods internationally during the COVID-19 pandemic.