Boeing has announced that its joint venture with SIA Engineering Company, Boeing Asia-Pacific Aviation Services (BAPAS) has entered full operations.

BAPAS will provide fleet management services, including engineering, maintenance planning and scheduling, as well as operational control centre services, and materials demand planning and spares support for airline operators of the 737, 747, 777 and 787 in the region.

BAPAS also will tailor maintenance and reliability programs and provide support for aircraft modifications.

Boeing says the joint venture is anticipated to support more than 70 Boeing aircraft within the Singapore Airlines Group.

As of March 7, BAPAS is overseeing the maintenance agreements for SIA's fleet of 27 777-300ERs and Scoots fleet of 20 787s.

"Boeing's partnership with SIAEC will create more efficient and customer-focused service solutions by combining our resources and intimate understanding of airframe lifecycle with knowledge of current and emerging requirements in the Asia-Pacific region," says Stan Deal, president and chief executive of Boeing Global Services.

Source: Cirium Dashboard