ST Engineering's Aerospace Arm Expands CFM Engine MRO Capability to LEAP-1B

ST Engineering's Aerospace Arm Expands CFM Engine MRO Capability to LEAP-1B

Singapore, 12 February 2020 – ST Engineering today announced that its Aerospace arm has signed an agreement with CFM International* (CFM) to provide MRO support for its LEAP-1B engine. Through the agreement, ST Engineering will have the rights to the use technical data to perform MRO work on LEAP-1B, the exclusive powerplant for Boeing 737 MAX.  

ST Engineering has a longstanding relationship with CFM as a licensed service centre for its CFM56-5B and -7B engines. The latest agreement builds on that relationship, expanding the Group’s suite of MRO offerings in CFM engines to better support the global fleet.  MRO infrastructure and capabilities for LEAP-1B engines, estimated to be ready by the end of 2020, will be set up at the Group’s aerospace facility in Singapore. 

Mr Lim Serh Ghee, President of ST Engineering’s Aerospace sector, said, “We are always building on our MRO capabilities and strengthening our partnership with OEMs to better serve our customers and their evolving maintenance needs. Our expanded capabilities will also position us well to capture new opportunities in the market.”

Gaël Méheust, President and CEO of CFM International said, “It is a real pleasure to expand our association with ST Engineering to include the LEAP-1B engine.  We have had a very long, successful relationship with them through the CFM56 product line.

ST Engineering is showcasing its MRO solutions together with other aerospace capabilities at the Aviation cluster of the ST Engineering Pavilion (G01) from 11 – 16 February at Singapore Airshow 2020.

*CFM International is a 50/50 joint company between GE and Safran Aircraft Engines


ST Engineering is a global technology, defence and engineering group specialising in the aerospace, electronics, land systems and marine sectors. The Group employs about 22,000 people across offices in Asia, the Americas, Europe and the Middle East, serving customers in the defence, government and commercial segments in more than 100 countries. With more than 700 smart city projects across 130 cities in its track record, the Group continues to help transform cities through its suite of Smart Mobility, Smart Security and Smart Environment solutions. Headquartered in Singapore, ST Engineering reported revenue of $6.7b in FY2018 and it ranks among the largest companies listed on the Singapore Exchange. It is a component stock of the FTSE Straits Times Index, MSCI Singapore, SGX ESG Transparency Index and SGX ESG Leaders Index. 

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