Singapore, 4 April 2014 – ST Aerospace will showcase its suite of integrated cabin
solutions at the Aircraft Interior Expo 2014 from 8 to 10 April, in Hamburg Messe,
Germany (Hall 7, Booth 29). Highlights include two new products which were both
designed and developed by its team of engineers: ERGO - an expanded range of
lightweight economy class seats and airSurf - a wireless in-flight entertainment solution.
Integrated cabin interior solutions
A full-scale turnkey provider of total aviation support, ST Aerospace leverages its global
airframe maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) network as well as its strong in-house
engineering design capability, to offer a comprehensive range of services for the cabin
interior sector. Working closely with its US affiliates DRB Aviation Consultants, Volant
Aerospace and European associate Elbe Flugzeugwerke, ST Aerospace has been able to
enhance its portfolio of integrated cabin reconfiguration solutions to include engineering
design and certification as well as the manufacturing of aircraft interior parts.
In March 2014, ST Aerospace redelivered the first two Boeing 767-300 aircraft to Air
Canada rouge after the completion of its first full turnkey integrated cabin reconfiguration
programme. This includes engineering design, modification kit manufacturing, aircraft
modification, certification as well as overall programme management. The redelivery of
the first two prototype aircraft also saw the issuance of Supplemental Type
Certificates (STCs) from the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Transport
Canada Civil Aviation. In addition, ST Aerospace also redelivered the first of two 767-300
aircraft for Air Do after a cabin interior upgrade along with the STCs from the US FAA and
Japan Civil Aviation Bureau.
ERGO – lightweight, comfortable, modern and sleek aircraft seats
Designed with comfort in mind, Ergo features a comprehensive range of economy class
seats with patented designs. This comprises Ergo Basic (for short haul flights), Ergo
Standard (for medium to long range flights) and Ergo Plus (for long haul flights). These
are among the lightest seats in its class, which have passed the 16G test and will undergo
Technical Standard Order C127a certification by the end of 2014.
Ergo’s unique features include:
• High literature compartment and slim amenity pocket to maximise personal space
• Articulating seat pan for passenger comfort
• Ergonomically designed cushion and headrest for neck and head support
Jointly developed with Japanese aircraft seat manufacturing company Tenryu Aero
Component Co. Ltd, the name ‘Ergo’ is inspired by the term ‘ergonomics’ - the applied
science of equipment specially designed for the user, with the intention of optimising
comfort and reducing fatigue.
airSurf – entertain, inform, enable, connect
ST Aerospace’s other new product - airSurf - is a state-of-the-art in-flight entertainment
(IFE) system which is a fully integrated and highly adaptable platform that can be
tailor-made for all aircraft types. Potential customers will include airlines which are
currently not equipped with wireless IFE, or operators already equipped with embedded
systems in search of a weight-reduction solution or a cost-efficient upgrade.
Through an avionics server onboard the aircraft, airSurf enables content to be distributed
across the cabin via different access points, allowing passengers to surf wirelessly with
their personal electronic devices onboard the aircraft. The varied selection available
ranges from music, e-publications, games, destination guides, in-flight menus to online
meal-ordering and shopping portals.
As a world class provider for integrated aviation solutions, ST Aerospace’s winning edge
lies in it being a one-stop service centre capable of providing MRO as well as full turnkey
cabin interior solutions, comprising the integration of cabin products, seating and wireless
IFE solutions as well as the replacement of monuments.
ST Aerospace (Singapore Technologies Aerospace Ltd) is the aerospace arm of
ST Engineering with a turnover of $2.08b in FY2013. 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 8,000
employees worldwide. Please visit www.staero.aero.