Singapore, 2 December 2010 – ST Aerospace today announced that it has obtained two Supplemental Type Certificates (STCs) for its Boeing 757-200SF passenger-to-freighter (PTF) conversion programme from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) and Transport Canada respectively. Developed based on ST Aerospace’s existing US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approved STC, these two STCs allow ST Aerospace to incorporate major engineering changes and convert a China-registered or Canada-registered 757-200 aircraft from a passenger-carrying configuration to a cargo aircraft.
ST Aerospace’s FAA approved 757-200 PTF STC is the world’s only STC developed based on Boeing’s licensed passenger and freighter data. To ensure high and stringent standards of quality and consistency, ST Aerospace works closely with Boeing through a technical service agreement, Product Support Policy as well as Product Integrity and Safety reviews. With Boeing’s support, ST Aerospace is able to develop and maintain a cost effective PTF solution, enhancing asset reliability, retaining asset value and reducing total cost for its customers.
"The approval of these two STCs is most timely. With the world’s air cargo traffic expected to see strong growth over the next two decades, we are well positioned to offer our 757 PTF programme to customers in more locations. For customers with operational requirements in China and Canada especially, our STCs, global MRO network of facilities and strong conversion track record offer them a complete solution." ~ CHANG Cheow Teck, President, ST Aerospace
These STCs demonstrate ST Aerospace’s engineering design capabilities that complement its maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) expertise. With in-house capabilities to execute the aircraft conversion through its global network of facilities around the world, ST Aerospace has the ability to ensure timely redelivery of the converted aircraft as well as its MRO lifecycle support.
ST Aerospace is a PTF Centre of Excellence and has performed PTF conversions for the Boeing 727, 757-200, 767-300, DC10, MD10 and MD11 aircraft. Equipped with strong in-house engineering capabilities, ST Aerospace has carried out numerous upgrades and modifications on a wide range of commercial and military aircraft.
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 www.staero.aero.
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