Base Maintenance
HAECO Xiamen completes Etihad A380 Superjumbo 6Y check

HAECO Xiamen successfully completed the 6Y Check on an Etihad Airways A380 Superjumbo in July 2023. After being parked for three years during the pandemic, the Abu Dhabi-based national carrier has announced the return of its A380 fleet to service. HAECO Xiamen, with its EASA/GCAA A380 capabilities, extensive experience, stringent safety and quality standards, and efficient turnaround times, is delighted to partner with Etihad by providing comprehensive heavy maintenance and cabin refurbishment services for the A380s, supporting the return of this iconic aircraft.


The teams at HAECO Xiamen and Etihad Airways collaborated closely to devise effective strategies in preparation for the A380 aircraft's return. The project was completed punctually, ensuring a safe and efficient restoration of the A380 to service.


Gerald Steinhoff, Chief Commercial Officer of HAECO Group, expressed his appreciation for the team's successful cooperation, stating, "As a leading global MRO service provider, HAECO is honored to have partnered with Etihad Airways for this special return-to-service project. We take pride in our longstanding experience and reputation for maintaining A380 aircraft with the highest standards of quality and on-time performance delivery."


Paul Kear, Senior Vice President of Technical at Etihad Airways, eagerly looks forward to reintroducing the iconic A380 to their fleet in July and offering guests the extraordinary A380 flying experience once again. “We are pleased to partner with HAECO Xiamen on the six-year maintenance check and return-to-service readiness. Their technical expertise and long-term experience have allowed us to return this aircraft to service on time and with the highest standards.”