ST Aviation Services Company (SASCO), a subsidiary of Singapore Technologies Aerospace (ST Aero), has officially opened its third hangar at its Changi facilities.

The hangar will soon be put to good use as the company has just signed an agreement with Boeing Airplane Services to perform passenger-to-freight (PTF) conversions on the MD-11 and DC-10 aircraft.

SASCO is currently gearing up to perform the conversion in Singapore and work on the first aircraft is expected to start in mid 2000. The agreement comes hot on the heels of another agreement, signed with SASCO's sister company in the US, for PTF conversions on the Boeing 757.

With about 380 MD-11/DC-10 aircraft in the world, of which 289 are passenger variants, the potential market looks good.

SASCO specialises in heavy maintenance and Section 41 modifications for Boeing 747s. It is also ranked as one of the leading MD-11/DC-10 third party maintenance facilities in the world in terms of aircraft throughput.

Source: Flight Daily News