Wide-ranging collaboration to focus on design and fitting out of private jet aircraft
Hong Kong, January 7, 2019 – Eight Partnership and HAECO Private Jet Solutions (“HAECO PJS”) today announced an alliance agreement focused on the private jet market. Under the terms of the collaborative partnership, Eight will manage a design front-office for private jet cabin interiors and exteriors, while HAECO PJS will perform the industrial design, engineering, certification, cabin completion and airframe maintenance.
The partnership between the two firms will initially focus on the private jet markets in the Greater Asia and Middle East regions. Demand in this segment has increased since the release of the BBJ MAX from Boeing and the ACJneo from Airbus, with both platforms now offering new engines capable of extended-range flights.
“We are very excited about this opportunity to combine our respective strengths in design and technical fulfillment of private jet cabins,” says Summit Chan, CEO of HAECO Xiamen. “Eight understands both the luxury market and the needs of private high-net-worth clients well, and has intimate knowledge of global design trends as well as the expectations of these sophisticated decision makers.”
“We couldn’t have dreamed of a better partner than HAECO”, says Chris Fjelddahl, Partner at Eight. “Their technical capabilities and resources are second-to-none, and they are already trusted by both Airbus and Boeing. Together, we hope to bring leading-edge design solutions to this demanding market.”
HAECO was founded in 1950 and is one of the world’s leading aircraft engineering and maintenance groups. With around 17,000 staff and 17 subsidiaries and affiliates. It operates HAECO PJS, the first and only Airbus-approved and Boeing-licensed cabin completion centre in Asia Pacific.