China Airlines Selects ST Aerospace's Component MBH Solution

Singapore, 3 November 2010 – China Airlines and ST Aerospace today signed a seven-year component maintenance contract worth US$16.2m (about S$21.0m). Commencing immediately, the contract is for the component Maintenance-By-the-Hour (MBHTM) support of China Airlines’ fleet of 10 Boeing 737-800 aircraft. This contract includes repair management and pool access to ST Aerospace’s worldwide inventory.

“China Airlines thrives on providing quality and dependable flight services to our customers. As we continue to deliver on our service excellence, we have selected ST Aerospace as our partner to support our component maintenance requirements. ST Aerospace’s cost effective maintenance solutions and excellent performance track record have made them an ideal partner choice and we trust that they will provide us with reliable, high quality support on a wide range of services.”

~ Derek CRIDLAND, Senior Vice President, Engineering & Maintenance, China Airlines

“We are pleased that China Airlines selected ST Aerospace’s component MBHTM support programme for their fleet maintenance requirements. This contract attests to the confidence that legacy airlines and low cost carriers have in our integrated component support programmes. It also affirms our strengths in Boeing 737 next generation aircraft maintenance. We will continue to leverage our extensive capabilities and experience in Boeing 737 maintenance to bring value-add to China Airlines and other 737 aircraft operators.”

~ CHANG Cheow Teck, President, ST Aerospace

ST Aerospace delivers a full range of integrated component solutions to aircraft operators, which are customisable and tailored to customers’ needs. ST Aerospace MBHTMprogramme undertakes the provision for spares, repair and technical studies of customers’ aircraft engine and components, allowing customers to concentrate on flying.

This latest contract is the fourth MBH™ programme contract awarded to ST Aerospace this year. The other three MBH™ contracts include an engine MBHTM contract with Jet Airways and its low-cost carrier subsidiary JetLite; a component MBHTMcontract with Spring Airlines, and a component MBHTM contract with T’Way Air. ST Aerospace supports over 700 aircraft on component and engine MBHTM to date.

China Airlines (CAL) was established in 1959 and has consistently been Taiwan’s largest airline company and one of Asia’s leading carriers. Today, China Airlines secures an important position in the global aviation industry, and with a current fleet of 65 aircraft, operates a flight network serving 94 destinations in 28 countries and regions worldwide, covering four continents – Asia, Australia, Europe and North America. Please visit

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