HAECO Group to build Air Canada 777 dream cabins
The 777 Dream Cabin programme will include complete design engineering, certification and installation of all new aircraft interiors on 18 of the airline's Boeing 777-200 and 300 aircraft.
The work will include some HAECO Cabin Solutions products, such as partition walls and new lavatory units. Additionally, it will cover the installation of new aircraft seating and in-flight entertainment (IFE) in all cabins, new flooring and laminates and the modification of galley units. The design and integration work has already begun and the first aircraft will be inducted for installation in September 2015.
To meet Air Canada's tight delivery schedule, services will be provided by multiple business units within the HAECO Group from locations around the world.
Rick Salanitri, president of HAECO Cabin Solutions said: "This programme is a great example of the range of products and services that the HAECO Group can offer its airline customers.
"Some work on the design, certification and integration work will be performed in Greensboro in the U.S., supported by engineers from HAECO Xiamen and HAECO Hong Kong; products will be built and overhauled at our HAECO Cabin Solutions facilities in North Carolina and we will be installing the new cabins in hangars in Greensboro as well as in Hong Kong.
"Our teams have been excited to take on the challenges of delivering this comprehensive programme for Air Canada, and are eager to play a role in the introduction of such an exciting new product for Air Canada and its passengers." ■