ST Engineering has signed a number of long-term component maintenance contracts with Asian carriers covering their fleet of narrowbody aircraft. 

The Singapore-based company expanded its component support partnership with China Airlines, covering its Airbus A321neo and A330 aircraft. The multi-year contract adds to an existing component MRO contract for Boeing 737-800 aircraft which dates back to 2010. 

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ST Engineering also signed a similar contract with China Airlines’s low-cost unit Tigerair Taiwan, providing support for the carrier’s fleet of A320neo aircraft. 

The contracts span between seven and 12 years, adds ST Engineering. 

Cirium fleets data shows China Airlines to have a fleet of 21 in-service A330s, as well as two A321neos. The SkyTeam carrier has another 15 A321neos on order. Tigerair Taiwan operates two A320neos, with another eight examples on order. 

Meanwhile, Korean low-cost carrier Jeju Air has extended its component support contract with ST Engineering for another five years. 

The renewal is effective 1 January 2025 — after existing contracts expire — and covers the carrier’s fleet of Boeing 737NG and Max aircraft. Jeju Air first picked ST Engineering for component support in 2015. 

The Korean carrier has 32 737-800s in service, and 40 737 Max 8s on order, according to Cirum fleets data.  

ST Engineering’s component maintenance facilities are located in Asia and Europe — Singapore and Hanoi, as well as in Stockholm.