Posted on: 28 October 2013 by Mark Howells
ST Aerospace and Jetstar Asia have announced a three-year line maintenance contract for Jetstar Asia’s existing and future fleet of Airbus A320s.
“We are honoured to have Jetstar Asia entrust its 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,” commented Chang Cheow Teck, president, ST Aerospace. “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.”
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 narrowbody 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 widebody bays, 27 narrowbody 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,” added Barathan Pasupathi, CEO, Jetstar Asia. “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 narrowbody hangar added at Changi has further strengthened our partnership and improved our efficiency as our aircraft can now be maintained right at our doorstep.”