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 www.staero.aero.
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.