It already provides airframe maintenance services to the airlines.
ST Engineering Aerospace secured a multi-year component Maintenance-By-the-Hour (MBH) contract from Japan Airlines, which will allow it to provide integrated component support to Japan Airlines Group’s entire fleet of 62 Boeing 737-800s.
According to an announcement, this adds to the airframe maintenance services that ST Engineering Aerospace is currently providing to Japan Airlines.
Japan Airlines executive procurement officer Atsushi Maeda said, “737-800 is one of the key fleets for Japan Airlines. We believe this agreement will bring us even more stable and smooth component operations and the highest performance for our customers. Furthermore, it provides us added advantage of maintenance cost optimisation and cost control benefits, while enhancing the long-term partnership with ST Engineering Aerospace.”
ST Engineering Aerospace’s trademarked MBH programme is supported by a global network of distribution centres, satellite stores, and repair shops both in-house and external. Through customised MBHTM programmes, airlines can select a range of support services and pay a corresponding flight hour rate.
This way, operators are able to keep operating costs low and also minimise fixed asset inventory holdings in terms of spares or maintenance equipment, the company said.
ST Engineering Aerospace provides integrated component support for a fleet of more than 600 aircraft on the MBH basis, servicing over 20 aircraft operators in Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East.
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