LE BOURGET, France –- 22 June 2011 –- In a unique agreement signed today, ST Aerospace has become the first independent maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) company to be formally declared a TRUEngineTM service provider. ST Aerospace joins GE Aviation Services and Snecma in having this distinction.
As a TRUEngine MRO provider, any CFM56 engines overhauled by ST Aerospace are eligible for TRUEngine status, allowing the engine serial numbers to be included in the TRUEngine database made available to industry appraisers and potential buyers.
“We are pleased to be a part of the TRUEngine program, and to further develop our longstanding partnership with CFM and GE across the various dimensions of engine MRO total support for the CFM56 family of engines," said Chang Cheow Teck, president of ST Aerospace. “This appointment reflects CFM’s vote of confidence in our quality commitment and is another great example of how ST Aerospace and CFM are able to work together to bring even greater value to our customers.”
"We are very pleased to welcome ST Aerospace to the TRUEngine family,” said Jean-Paul Ebanga, president and CEO of CFM. "They have long been bringing the benefits of genuine CFM parts to their customers, and this agreement further solidifies our affiliation with one of the largest and most respected global maintenance providers in the world."
In 2008, the two companies signed a series of agreements to support CFM56 engine maintenance, overhaul, and repair (MRO) operations. The agreements include a comprehensive long-term materials services agreement that encompasses component repairs and the provision of both new and used serviceable materials for life-limited and non-life-limited parts for the CFM56 engine.
The TRUEngine program, launched in 2008, was developed in response to a growing industry need to better understand engine material content as assets are evaluated and redistributed. More than 6,100 CFM56 engine have been qualified to date, and the TRUEngine program serves as a method for identifying engines that have been maintained in accordance with CFM-issued recommendations. Until now, it had only been open to airline customers.
CFM International is a 50/50 joint company between Snecma (Safran group) and GE.
ST Aerospace (Singapore Technologies Aerospace Ltd) is the aerospace arm of ST Engineering. Operating a global MRO network with facilities in the Americas, Asia Pacific and Europe, it is the world’s largest aircraft MRO provider with a global customer base that includes leading airlines, airfreight and military operators. ST Aerospace is an integrated service provider that offers a spectrum of maintenance and engineering services that include airframe, engine and component maintenance, repair and overhaul; engineering design and technical services; and aviation materials and management services, including Total Aviation Support. ST Aerospace has a global staff strength of more than 8,000 engineers and technical specialists. Please visit staero.aero