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ST Aerospace has announced new contracts worth $415 million in 4Q15. The total contract value includes the recently announced cabin reconfiguration contract awarded by Air Canada, the landing gear maintenance contract from Scandinavian Airlines and the heavy maintenance contract for Virgin Galactic’s Boeing 747-400.


New contracts included are line and heavy airframe maintenance agreements for various customers, supporting aircraft types such as Airbus A300 and A320, Boeing 747-400, 757, 767 and 777, and McDonnell Douglas MD-10, as well as cabin interior modifications of an international airline’s fleet of EMBRAER 175s. Separately, its Hondo-based facility was awarded a 737-300 aircraft part-out contract.


For component support, in addition to the landing gear maintenance contract from the Scandinavian Airlines fleet of Boeing 737-600/700/800 and Bombardier CRJ900 aircraft, it also secured several ATR landing gear overhaul contracts from customers in the Asia Pacific region. The aerospace arm also won additional contracts for landing gear services with ASEAN airline operators, as well as expanded its engine component support for East Asian customers.


Multiple contracts have also been sealed with customers in Asia Pacific, Europe and the US for EcoPower engine wash services. In particular, following a long-term do-it-yourself/franchise agreement recently signed with Japan Airlines Engineering Company, a second EcoPower unit is now deployed at Haneda Airport,in addition to one earlier deployed at Narita Airport.


ST Aerospace redelivered a total of 308 aircraft for airframe maintenance and modification work in 4Q15. This included the redelivery of two converted freighters to SF Airlines: the region’s first 15-pallet 757-200SF converted freighter developed by ST Aerospace with an FAA STC; and the first 767-300BCF converted freighter, redelivered through Boeing to an airline in China.

In addition to airframe redeliveries, a total of 11,292 components, 41 landing gears and 33 engines were processed, while 1,487 engine washes were conducted for both commercial and military customers.


On aircraft capability, ST Aerospace’s airframe facility in Guangzhou received maintenance organisational approval from the Korean Office of Civil Aviation for Boeing 737NG aircraft, extending the geographical range of the company’s maintenance capabilities.


On component MRO, The company added new capabilities for the Boeing 787 electrical systems and continued the induction of high value repair capabilities for both widebody and narrowbody aircraft platforms.


Textron Aviation has completed the acquisition of both Able Engineering & Component Services and Able Aerospace. Based in Mesa, AZ, Able provides component repairs, component exchanges and replacement parts for commercial rotorcraft and fixed-wing aircraft customers around the world.

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