A new joint venture is being formed in the field of aircraft landing gear maintenance, following the signing of a letter of intent by Messier Services and SIA Engineering (SAIEC).

Under the agreement SAIEC will take a 40% share in Messier Services' Asian overhaul plant in Singapore.

The companies say they hope to be the first in the Asia Pacific region to be ready to serve Airbus A330 and A340 plus Boeing 777 customers with landing gear repair and overhaul requirements.

Messier Services chairman Yves Leclere says: "The joint venture opens the way for expanded growth in the Asia Pacific region. It will mean enhanced service for all customers in this very important part of the world.

"SAIEC has earned large market shares in all its businesses and has been able to sign agreements and partnerships with the greatest names in the aviation industry."

Source: Flight Daily News