Vector demand drives HAECO expansion
HAECO Cabin Solutions has announced plans to expand its Piedmont Triad, NC, facilities where the company conducts seating engineering and product development activities. The company says this move is in response to the popularity of its Vector Premium and Vector Economy seating platforms and it predicts that it will need to grow its local engineering staff by 20% in the first quarter of 2019 to keep pace with the demand.
This past June, HAECO Cabin Solutions was approved by Airbus to be included in the A350 aircraft catalog for line-fit selection and also launched the offerability process for Vector Economy on A320s. HAECO has also signed several new airline customers, covering both Boeing and Airbus single and twin-aisle aircraft configurations.
Doug Rasmussen, President and Group Director of HAECO Cabin Solutions, said in a statement from the company: “The Vector platform is proving to be incredibly popular as a versatile product that offers both maximum comfort for the passenger and low cost of ownership for our customers. Those features, combined with our unique ability to provide in-house engineering, design, manufacturing, certification, and installation as a single-source supplier, on a truncated time frame, have contributed to faster growth in our business than initially anticipated.”