HAECO’s Xiamen unit has started disassembly works on its first A320 (MSN 0950), after the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) gave its approval to do so.

Cirium fleets data indicates that the aircraft was delivered to China Southern Airlines in 1999, before being bought by Jiangsu YanWu Aviation Investment in March this year and subsequently retired in July.

HAECO adds that it will disassemble four A320s in total for the company. 

“In recent years, the aviation industry has seen a growing number of aircraft retirements. Disassembling retired planes in order to re-use parts and recycle materials enables operators to optimise the residual value of the aircraft, whilst minimising environmental and safety risks,” the company adds.

In December 2019, HAECO disassembled an Airbus A330-300 that used to operate with Cathay Dragon, partnering GA Telesis’ components unit in the redistribution and resale of parts.