ST Engineering’s Aerospace Arm Secures Airframe Heavy Maintenance Contract from Alaska Airlines

ST Engineering’s Aerospace Arm Secures Airframe Heavy Maintenance Contract from Alaska Airlines

Singapore, 10 February 2020 ST Engineering today announced that its Aerospace arm has secured a three-year airframe heavy maintenance contract from Alaska Airlines. Under the agreement, ST Engineering will provide heavy maintenance support on the airline’s fleet of Airbus A320 family aircraft (comprising A319, A320, A321neo) at the Group’s facilities in San Antonio, Texas, U.S.. The first aircraft was inducted and redelivered in January 2020.

ST Engineering’s facility in San Antonio has 700,000 square feet of hangar space that can accommodate eight widebody and seven narrowbody aircraft at San Antonio International Airport, where about 1,200 experienced and trained employees work round the clock to provide comprehensive aircraft maintenance and modification services for a wide range of commercial and VIP aircraft.

Constance von Muehlen, Senior Vice President of Maintenance & Engineering, Alaska Airlines, said, “We are very happy to expand on our longstanding relationship by adding Alaska Airlines airframe base maintenance work to the San Antonio facility.”

According to industry reports, demand for airframe heavy maintenance is expected to be led by North America and Western Europe in the next few years. In anticipation of the strong and growing demand, ST Engineering is boosting its capacity to serve the North America region and its global customer base by expanding its existing airframe MRO facility in Pensacola. Construction work for the expansion is targeted to commence this year. Once completed, the Pensacola facility will have a total annual capacity of 2.1 million labour hours.

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


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. 

The Aerospace sector provides integrated aerospace services and solutions through a global network of facilities and affiliates in the Americas, Asia Pacific and Europe, supporting a broad customer base that comprises leading airlines, airfreight operators and armed forces. Its wide spectrum of maintenance and engineering solutions include airframe, engine and component maintenance, repair and overhaul; engineering design and technical services; as well as aviation materials and asset management services. The sector also has original equipment manufacturing businesses and holds proprietary designs in products such as aircraft seats. For more information, please visit

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