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02 February 2015
02. February 2015 Commercial Aircraft

Airbus and HAECO Group to establish Airbus maintenance training services collaboration in Hong Kong

Airbus and HAECO Group agreement
Airbus and HAECO Group have entered into a long term strategic agreement to provide maintenance and engineering training in mainland China and Southeast Asia. Through this collaboration, HAECO, headquartered in Hong Kong and one of the world’s leading aircraft engineering and maintenance groups, will deploy the ‘Training by Airbus’ standards, dynamic tools and teaching techniques to provide Aircraft *OEM backed maintenance training capabilities to its personnel and to third party personnel in the region. 
The partnership will leverage high value competences thanks to the industry’s best technology training media and optimized courseware: the **Airbus Competence Training “ACT” for maintenance personnel, bringing virtual Airbus aircraft right into a ‘digital’ classroom within HAECO own facilities.
The “Training by Airbus” services for HAECO will also include: integration of HAECO’s instructors within the part 147 Airbus Maintenance Training Organisation Exposition (MTOE); Airbus standard certifying (type-rating) and specialised training capabilities for Airbus’ range of aircraft; and access to Airbus courseware, instruction media, virtual tools and real aircraft practice in HAECO’s facilities.
Augustus Tang, Chief Executive Officer of the HAECO Group, said: “As one of the world’s leading MRO service providers, with 65 years’ experience in the industry, HAECO Group has a proud history of providing first-class technical training to numerous generations of aircraft engineering professionals. We are delighted to embark on this strategic training collaboration with Airbus, further strengthening and extending our training services to benefit airlines worldwide.
Didier Lux, Executive Vice President of Airbus Customer Services said: “We are pleased to be partnering with HAECO Group in this new initiative and are confident that the experience and professionalism of its staff will foster the successful deployment of Training by Airbus in Asia.”
Airbus is the world’s leading aircraft manufacturer of passenger airliners, ranging in capacity from 100 to more than 500 seats. Airbus has design and manufacturing facilities in France, Germany, the UK, and Spain, and subsidiaries in the US, China, India, Japan and in the Middle East. In addition, it provides the highest standard of customer support and training through an expanding international network.
Notes for editors:
* OEM = Original Equipment Manufacturer
** Airbus Competence Training (ACT) is Airbus’ innovative ‘learning-by-doing” concept for Type-Rating and non-certified engineers. ACT is completely interactive, using a simulated aircraft and cockpit, and provides scenario-based courses supported by virtual ‘practicals’ for learning maintenance techniques. The virtual ACT concept which reduces practice time on actual aircraft by 50 percent is being deployed in all Airbus Training Centers and is now also available world-wide through mobile and local solutions. It is approved by the Airworthiness Authorities and is being adopted by Airbus operators.
Airbus and HAECO Group agreement

Marking the signature of Airbus’ collaboration with HAECO Group to provide maintenance and engineering training in mainland China and Southeast Asia were (from left to right): Fabrice Hamel, Airbus VP – Training Services– Didier Lux, Airbus EVP – Customer Services– Michael Kalbow, Airbus Head of Maintenance Training– Mark Hayman, HAECO Group Director– Engineering & Operations– and Rémy Cadeau, Airbus Senior Director – Business Development & Cooperation

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