Tricky Virgin Atlantic B747-400 cabin project delivered with zero defects


Haeco Xiamen has completed a cabin modification project for a Virgin Atlantic Boeing 747-400, which included a C-check and extensive cabin modifications. The cabin modifications focused on the Upper Class cabin areas, with major tasks including a reconfiguration of the upper deck, relocation of a lavatory, installation of a new galley, modification of a wi-fi system, a full-cabin IFE upgrade, and modification of the mood-lighting controls.

The project was not without difficulties, according to Martin Harrington, check manager of outsourced base maintenance at Virgin Atlantic, who referenced late kit supply issues, but the project was completed on time. The airline reported that the aircraft returned to its London base after a 12-hour flight with ‘nil defects.

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