Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company (HAECO Group) is expanding its Global Engine Support network with the acquisition of Jet Engine Solutions (JES), an engine MRO based in Dallas, Texas.

    JES specialises in quick-turn repairs and lease returns for commercial aircraft engines, including those from GE Aviation, Pratt & Whitney and Rolls-Royce.

    HAECO group director, components and engine services, Christopher Gibbs, said: “JES has a strong reputation within the engine maintenance business for quality and delivery in the United States, which will complement the HAECO Global Engine Support business.

    “We are looking forward to integrating JES into our growing network of engine maintenance facilities and being able to expand the services we offer our customers globally.”

    Chief executive officer, Frank Walschot, added: “The development of the HAECO Global Engine Support network offers hospital and in-field maintenance as part of the HAECO Engine Services strategy.

    “Together with HAESL and TEXL, our Rolls-Royce and GE overhaul businesses, HAECO Group will provide a full range of services from on-wing repairs to full performance restoration, for a wide range of the most modern engines being operated on commercial aircraft.”

    The acquisition of JES is part of the company’s strategy to grow its Global Engine Support business. This includes the opening of a new GES location near Amsterdam.

    This facility is EASA Part 145-approved and located 20 minutes by road from Schiphol Airport, the Netherlands. The HAECO Global Engine Support now includes facilities in the US, Europe and at the company’s headquarters in Hong Kong.