JETSTAR Asia Awards ST Aerospace Three-Year Line Maintenance Contract

Singapore, 28 October 2013 - ST Aerospace and Jetstar Asia announced today a three-year line maintenance contract for Jetstar Asia’s existing and future fleet of A320 aircraft.

“We are honoured to have Jetstar Asia entrust their aircraft  line maintenance activities to ST Aerospace.  Since  2004, the regional air carrier has been our valued customer for the maintenance of its A320 fleet.With the inclusion of line maintenance services, we will be able to provide all-rounded engineering support for Jetstar Asia.  As Singapore becomes an increasingly important aviation hub, our aim is to expand our line maintenance business to cater to the growing demand in the region.”

~ CHANG Cheow Teck, President, ST Aerospace

Maintenance services for Jetstar Asia’s A320 fleet will be undertaken by a dedicated line maintenance team located at Changi Airport and supported by ST Aerospace’s base maintenance facilities in Changi, where a new narrow-body hangar has recently been added.  This new hangar is able to cater  for  the  maintenance  of  two  A320  aircraft  simultaneously. This increases ST Aerospace’s global hangar capacity to 38 wide-body bays, 27 narrow-body bays and 24 general aviation bays.

“ST  Aerospace  knows  our  business  well and we are very confident in our ability  to  work  together  to meet Jetstar’s high standards of safety and operational performance.  This agreement will help service not only today’s fleet  of 19 aircraft but future A320 aircraft that we take in the next few years which will continue our growth in Southeast Asia.  The new narrow-body hangar added at Changi has further strengthened our partnership and improved our efficiency as our aircraft can now be maintained right at our doorstep.”

~ Barathan PASUPATHI, CEO, Jetstar Asia

ST  Aerospace  has been supporting Jetstar Asia since 2004 for a wide range of  maintenance services on their fleet of A320 aircraft.  With the signing of this new line-maintenance contract, ST  Aerospace’s  technical  expertise  in  maintenance  repair and overhaul activities has once again been affirmed by Jetstar Asia, thus strengthening this  fruitful  and  long-standing  partnership  which  has lasted nearly a decade.

About  ST Aerospace (Singapore Technologies Aerospace Ltd) is the aerospace arm of ST Engineering with a turnover of $2b in FY2012.  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 asset management  services, including Total Aviation Support.  ST Aerospace has a global  staff  strength  of  around 9,000 employees worldwide. Please visit

About Jetstar Asia

Jetstar  Asia  first took to the skies in December 2004. In 2005, Singapore carrier  Valuair  became  the  sister  airline of Jetstar Asia, focusing on destinations  within  Indonesia. Jetstar Asia and Valuair currently operate more  than 400 weekly return flights to 21 destinations across 13 countries and territories in the Asia Pacific region.