ST Aerospace Logs Bountiful 4Q
Singapore-based MRO provider ST Aerospace, one of the world’s largest MRO providers, announced that it finished out 2011 on a high note, securing $350 million in new contracts for the fourth quarter alone. The firm’s aircraft maintenance and modification group reported deals involving base and heavy maintenance, interior refurbishments and conversions of passenger aircraft to cargo-hauling configuration. By the end of the quarter, ST Aerospace (Booth G01) redelivered 101 aircraft for airframe-related maintenance and modification work, including converting five Boeing 757-200 freighters for FedEx Express.
The company’s engine total support group clinched new on- and off-wing maintenance contracts as well as asset and technical management deals for a variety of engine types, including the CFM56; Pratt & Whitney JT8D, F100 and F110; the Rolls-Royce Allison T56; the GE J85 and F404; the Honeywell T53 and the Turbomeca Makila. In the fourth quarter, the division serviced 72 engines, and its leasing joint venture captured a 10-year deal from Indonesia’s Lion Air for three CFM56-7B engines. To support its increasing engine business, ST Aerospace also began operations at a new MRO facility in Xiamen, China, specializing in the CFM56 series of engines.
For the quarter, the firm’s component total support group serviced more than 13,000 aircraft components for commercial and military customers.
ST Aerospace was also recently certified as a Part 147 maintenance training organization by the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore and the European Aviation Safety Agency to provide aircraft type training for both narrow- and widebody aircraft.