Since 1 December, 2015, Lufthansa Technik, in collaboration with the MRO service provider HAECO, has been operating the first Cyclean® Engine Wash Service Station in Hong Kong. Two airline customers have already been acquired for the on-site engine cleaning service: Cathay Pacific and Dragonair. Lufthansa Technik already offers its Cyclean® Engine Wash in North and South America, Europe, the Middle East, and the Asia Pacific region.
All common engine models can be washed at the Cyclean® Engine Wash Station Hong Kong. An engine wash can be carried out as part of maintenance work, in the transit period between two flights, or overnight. Lufthansa Technik and HAECO can now offer the Cyclean® Engine Wash service to all international customers at the Hong Kong site. 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.
“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,” says Oliver C. Winter, Head of Engine Life Cycle Services at Lufthansa Technik.
“Cyclean® Engine Wash not only shortens an engine wash turnaround time by 70 percent 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,” says Raymond Leung, Vice President Commercial, Line Services, HAECO Hong Kong.
Cyclean® Engine Wash is available for all modern engine models from the major manufacturers General Electric, Rolls-Royce, Pratt & Whitney, CFMI and IAE. To date, more than 40,000 engine washes have been performed using Cyclean® Engine Wash worldwide. Cyclean® is the only established engine cleaning system on the market which can be carried out directly at the gate in less than an hour. The very low time cost, the large fuel and emissions savings, and the significant reduction in engine maintenance costs make Cyclean® an indispensable service.
Source: Lufthansa Technik.