HAECO Americas plans to suspend its operation in Macon, Georgia on Nov. 7 and has offered the affected employees opportunities to relocate to its facilities in Florida and North Carolina.
“Earlier this summer, one of our commercial airline customers consolidated its maintenance and repair work at our Lake City facility and other facilities. And that customer was the sole customer for Macon. We were successful in securing another commercial airline customer for Macon, but only for that airline’s fall maintenance and repair cycle,” says a company spokesman.
The company will continue to try to secure additional businesses for that facility and will maintain it for now.
HAECO’s Macon facility, about 85 miles south of Atlanta at Middle Georgia Regional Airport, includes 115,000 square feet of space in two hangars that have capacity for three narrowbodies simultaneously. Its aircraft capability includes Airbus A318s, A319s and A320s, as well as Boeing 737s, 757s and 767s.
The suspension is isolated to HAECO's Macon facility.
“We have a strong short- and long-term position in Greensboro” and will “continue to invest in operational improvements in Lake City,” says the spokesman.
The MRO plans to open a fifth hangar at in Greensboro, North Carolina, next year that will accommodate eight narrowbody aircraft or two widebodies and two narrowbodies simultaneously. That makes it almost twice as big the others there, which include three widebody hangars and a fourth narrowbody hangar that complements 60 acres of ramp space.
Its Lake City, Florida includes seven hangars with more than 600,000 square feet of covered space and more than 1.3 milion square feet of ramp area.