France, 18 June 2017 – As a customer-centric total support service provider, ST Aerospace continues to win accolades and recognition as a top global maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) player in the aviation industry when it recently won the prestigious Overall MRO of the Year 2017 at the Aviation 100 MRO Global Awards hosted by Airline Economics in Dublin, Ireland.
The Aviation 100 MRO Global Awards, decided by the votes of thousands of industry professionals, recognise the most excellent performers in the aerospace industry. ST Aerospace was named Overall MRO of the Year for its sustained high level of service to airline customers based on the results from Aviation News’ industry survey and judging criteria such as aircraft/engine handled, contracts won and global facilities/new facilities planned.
As a further testament to its leading position in the commercial aviation aftermarket, ST Aerospace once again attained first placing in Aviation Week Network’s biennial Top 10 Airframe MRO service provider ranking survey, a top position it has consecutively held since 2002. The 2017 ranking is based on ST Aerospace’s airframe maintenance man-hours in 2016, which at 12.5 million, remain far ahead of most of other industry players/peers.
Mr Lim Serh Ghee, President of ST Aerospace, said, “We are honoured to continue receiving recognition from new and longstanding customers in the form of international awards and rankings, which goes to show that we have been consistently providing quality solutions across our global network of facilities. ST Aerospace constantly strives to create even greater value through its comprehensive and deep suite of design, engineering and MRO solutions, and our steadfast commitment to leveraging technology and customer-centric service will ensure that our solutions are always closely aligned with our customers’ evolving needs and business models.”
Operating a global MRO network with facilities and affiliates in the Americas, Asia Pacific and Europe, ST Aerospace has a wide global customer base that includes leading airlines, airfreight and military operators. Its global network can service 42 wide-bodies, 29 narrow-bodies and 24 general aviation aircraft simultaneously; this includes a new second hangar at its MRO facility in Guangzhou, China, which has 500,000 man-hours in capacity when it reaches steady state.
In its drive to create even greater customer value, ST Aerospace is further enhancing its operations by adopting Industry 4.0 Smart MRO initiatives. By embracing revolutionary digital technologies in the factory environment, ST Aerospace plans to go paperless, adopt collaborative robotics, fabricate aircraft parts through additive manufacturing methods, and provide customised predictive analytics solutions. Customers would be better able to get real-time status updates of equipment under repair and maintenance, reduce cabin parts inventory by 3D-printing just-in-time cabin parts designed and certified by ST Aerospace, and benefit from predictive analytics solutions backed by ST Aerospace’s deep engineering expertise.
ST Aerospace (Singapore Technologies Aerospace Ltd) is the aerospace arm of ST Engineering with revenue of S$2.49b in FY2016. 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 global staff strength of around 8,000 employees worldwide. Please visit www.stengg.com/en/aerospace for more information.
Say Huan Yuan
AVP, Corporate Communications
Tel: (65) 6380 6362
In its commitment to customer-centricity and customer value, ST Aerospace is making broad strides to further broaden and deepen its engineering capabilities in areas across traditional engineering and new Internet of Things, including using robotics (pictured) for manual labour such as sanding and polishing.
One of ST Aerospace’s facilities in Singapore