Posted on: 10 December 2015 by Ross McSweeny
Dragonair has become one of the first airlines to sign up for the Cyclean Engine Wash service in Hong Kong provided by Lufthansa Technik in collaboration with HAECO at a new station which begun operations on 1 December.
The autonomous system, which does not require any external electricity or water source, gives airline customers even more flexibility in the planning of engine washes. Therefore, an engine wash can be carried out at the gate in less than an hour, as part of maintenance work, in the transit period between two flights, or overnight.
Lufthansa Technik already offers its Cyclean Engine Wash service in North and South America, Europe, the Middle East, and the Asia Pacific region. Oliver Winter, head of engine life cycle services at Lufthansa Technik, remarked, “With this cooperation with HAECO in Hong Kong we are further expanding our Cyclean Engine Wash presence in the Asia-Pacific region. The high demand for efficient engine cleaning means that the number of stations will keep growing. We currently serve more than 40 airlines worldwide.”
“Cyclean Engine Wash not only shortens an engine wash turnaround time by 70% but also allows it to be carried out anywhere at the airport without a wash-bay restriction. HAECO Line Services currently serves over 60 airlines and 300 transit flights at Hong Kong International Airport. We believe that there is a great opportunity for Cyclean to be a valuable engine wash solution for our customer base here. It shows HAECO Group's long term commitment to invest in environmental-friendly technologies and high-efficiency equipment,” explained Raymond Leung, VP commercial and line services, HAECO Hong Kong.
The station in Hong Kong can wash all modern engine models from major manufacturers including General Electric, Rolls-Royce, Pratt & Whitney, CFMI and IAE.