MRO group HAECO names new COO


HAECO announced the appointment of Gerald Steinhoff as Chief Commercial Officer effective 1 January 2023. He will succeed Richard Kendall who will be retiring from Swire group, the parent company of HAECO, at the end of the year.

Gerald Steinhoff

Steinhoff has been the Managing Director of HÜBNER Group since 2020. Prior to that, he had extensive experience in the aviation industry covering roles in sales, business development and finance during his 13-year tenure with Lufthansa Technik AG, following 11 years in MTU Aero Engines GmbH. Steinhoff has worked in Singapore, USA and Germany. He graduated in Economics from Justus-Liebig-University Giessen.

Steinhoff will join the HAECO Group Leadership team headed by Chief Executive Officer, Frank Walschot. He will lead commercial strategies, customer relations, market development and global sales activities for HAECO products and services across the group.

HAECO ITM signs long-term deal with Silk Way West Airlines

HAECO ITM Limited, a member of the HAECO Group, announced that the company has signed an exclusive contract with Silk Way West Airlines to provide inventory technical management support to the airline’s Boeing 747-8F fleet. The new agreement will run until 2029. Under the new agreement, Silk Way West Airlines will benefit from gaining access to HAECO ITM’s pool of components in Hong Kong with guaranteed service levels.  The scope of work includes comprehensive component repair management and engineering services, pool access services including AOG support and component logistics and transportation.

William Arblaster, Executive General Manager of HAECO ITM, said: “HAECO ITM strives to be a leader in supporting cargo and freighter operators with innovative and cost-effective component availability solutions. We are delighted to extend our relationship with Silk Way West Airlines – a customer of the HAECO Group for many years.”

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