German-based HAITEC Aircraft Maintenance GmbH has been granted the Repair Station Approval by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
“It has been a while in the making but the FAA approval is a significant achievement for HAITEC as it allows us to widen our customer base and to offer our services to Operators of N-registered aircraft worldwide. We expect noteworthy growth as a direct result of this approval, in both our maintenance facilities at Hahn Airport and our VIP aircraft maintenance facility in Erfurt,“ states Frank Rott, CEO at HAITEC.
As an EASA Part-145 organization, HAITEC holds approvals from Civil Aviation Organizations of Russia, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Azerbaijan and Bermuda and now the FAA for a broad range of Boeing and Airbus aircraft as well as Gulfstream business jets.
The FAA approval is an important milestone in enabling the overall expansion strategy of the company in capacity and capability. In 2014, HAITEC announced a 30 Million-Euro expansion program over the next three years. The program includes the establishment of the new VIP Aircraft Maintenance line in Erfurt, tooling and equipment for additional aircraft types, production efficiency methodologies and information systems, the acquisition of the existing hangar (H900 at Hahn Airport), and purchase of the surrounding land for the construction of a second maintenance facility adjacent to the current facility. Set to be operational in spring 2016, the new hangar with A380 capacity incorporates comprehensive support shop capability, a parts warehouse, and a two-story office complex, totaling 17.000 sqm.
“These key initiatives and developments will continue to reinforce HAITEC’s position as a major player within the Independent MRO market globally,” concludes Rott.