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HAECO Gets Major Alaska Modifications Job

One third of the airline's mainline fleet to be upgraded by early 2020.

HAECO in Greensboro will be doing a major modification job for Alaska Airlines. The modifications will be done during regular maintenance checks when possible, but Alaska also has a dedicated modification line in Greensboro.

Each modification will take roughly 18 days, depending on aircraft model. Alaska has also been refreshing its liveries, but only has 18 Airbus planes left to re-paint, and these should be completed by June. This new retrofit program is focused on a remake of interiors based on two years of research on what passengers want.

The interior modification will include new colors, updated bulkhead designs and new carpets, ambient mood lighting, advanced high-speed satellite Wi-Fi supplied by Gogo, redesigned first-class Recaro seats, ergonomically-friendly tablet holders, upgraded premium and main cabin seats with memory foam for comfort and tilted power outlets at every seat so passengers can recharge their personal devices..

Alaska's Airbus A319s, A320s and A321s are being updated in phases this year, and by early 2020 36% of the mainline fleet will feature the new cabin interiors, including the entire Airbus fleet, Boeing 737-700s and three new Boeing MAX 9s.

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