ST Aero secures S$460 million contracts in Q1 2014

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ST Aerospace secured S$460 million ($368.4 million) worth of contracts in the first quarter of 2014.

These includes a two year agreement with an unnamed “major airline” for the heavy maintenance of 20 Embraer E-190s at its San Antonio facility. It also inked its first deal with Aircalin for C-checks on three Airbus A320 and A330 jets.

Overall, the Singapore-based MRO provider redelivered 249 aircraft from airframe maintenance and modification work during the period. Besides airframe work, 10,417 components, 66 landing gears and 44 engines were processed while 2,280 engine washes were conducted for both commercial and military clients.

ST Aero’s airframe facility in Guangzhou meanwhile started operations with two aircraft – an Airbus A320 and a Boeing 767. Both aircraft are in its hangar for heavy maintenance checks.

At home, it opened a new aviation centre at Seletar Aerospace Park, housing a comprehensive suite of air charter, ground training, flight training and support facilities. Its training academy has also has secured a contract extension to train another 60 cadet pilots for Xiamen Airlines.