Singapore, 29 October 2012 – ST Aerospace’s VIP completion business, AERIA Luxury Interiors (AERIA) has been selected by an unnamed customer for the interior modification of a Boeing 767-200ER VIP aircraft. AERIA’s scope of work for the modification is all-inclusive, and extends from design, engineering and installation to project management. This is AERIA’s second contract, following its successful redelivery of a Boeing Business Jet in August. AERIA was first unveiled at the Singapore Airshow in February this year.
Notably, the contract includes heavy maintenance of the aircraft, bearing testament to ST Aerospace’s integrated solutions for customers. In an arrangement that will minimise aircraft downtime for the customer, AERIA will perform the interior modification when the aircraft is stripped of its cabin fittings during heavy maintenance. The heavy maintenance will be undertaken by ST Aerospace’s US affiliate STA San Antonio, which AERIA is a division of. Both are located in the same facility at San Antonio, Texas. The aircraft is expected to be inducted next month and redelivered in April 2013.
“We are privileged to be selected as our customer’s preferred VIP completion centre. This contract is a vote of confidence in AERIA’s capabilities and we are committed to surpassing our customer’s expectations with an exceptional design, flawless execution and timely delivery.”
~ Ron SORET, General Manager of Completions, AERIA Luxury Interiors, STA San Antonio
“We are looking forward to providing our customer with a seamless experience. The integration of AERIA’s interior expertise with STA San Antonio’s maintenance resources will allow the customer to enjoy the highest quality of service in the best lead time."
~ Stephen LIM, President, STA San Antonio
AERIA will undertake the modification of the aircraft’s in-flight entertainment setup to include a new surround sound speaker system and high definition monitors; engineering of interior door locks; installation of a trash compartment and refrigerator/freezer; as well as design of a new interior soft goods palette, including leathers, divan fabrics, deco panels and headliners.
AERIA is backed by a team with well established expertise in VIP completions, engineering and all related support activities. The management team collectively has nearly 150 years of experience and has performed completions on more than 50 aircraft. Being part of the global network of ST Aerospace, which is the world’s leading aircraft engineering and maintenance service provider, AERIA is able to offer customers unparalleled support.
AERIA is strategically located in San Antonio for its highly trained engineering talent pool and cluster of supporting businesses for VIP completions. San Antonio is well regarded as the birthplace of VIP completions for large aircraft, with roots from the 1980s.
ST Aerospace (Singapore Technologies Aerospace Ltd) is the aerospace arm of ST Engineering. Operating a global MRO network with facilities and affiliates in the Americas, Asia Pacific and Europe, it is the world’s largest commercial airframe 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.