January 19, 2021
SINGAPORE—Singapore Technologies (ST) Engineering announced Jan. 18 that it has secured a five-year heavy maintenance contract with an undisclosed “international air cargo carrier.”
The scope of the contract sees ST Engineering providing heavy maintenance across fleet types, predominantly at its VT Mobile Aerospace Engineering (MAE) facility in Alabama but also at other ST Engineering’s facilities across the globe. The deal, which took effect on Jan. 1, also covers landing gear replacement and special maintenance visits at VT MAE.
Aviation Daily understands that the contract is with an existing customer. ST Engineering is already a major MRO provider to U.S. air freight carriers FedEx Express and UPS. The Singaporean company has converted 87 Boeing 757-200s for FedEx since 2007 as well as performed C-checks for its MD-11F fleet.
According to Aviation Week MRO Prospector, part of Aviation Week Intelligence Network Fleet and Data Services, FedEx will have about 198 C-Checks and 52 D-Checks events in 2021, mostly for its fleet of Boeing 757-200F and 767-300F aircraft.
“Against the backdrop of firm air cargo demand, we continue to provide strong maintenance support to our cargo carrier customers during this period so that they can focus fully on their delivery operations,” ST Engineering head of commercial aerospace Jeffrey Lam said.
“We are especially happy that we can continue to support longstanding customers, and to increase that support with the inclusion of more services and additional sites from our global facility network to meet their evolving needs,” Lam added.