Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company’s (HAECO) component overhaul site in Xiamen has been selected by Italian OEM Umbra Cuscinetti (Umbra) as its exclusive repair station in Mainland China. Umbra is the sole supplier of trailing edge and stabiliser flap ballscrews for flight control actuation systems on Boeing aircraft. The Italian OEM said the partnership will help to deliver its long-term plan to provide “all necessary support” to its customers in China. Under the authorisation HAECO’s staff have been trained by Umbra and it has installed a test bench designed specifically for Umbra products. Alongside repair and overhaul services, HAECO is to provide rotable shipsets on exchange.