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Singapore, 28 October 2021ST Engineering today announced that its Commercial Aerospace business has secured a multi-year component Maintenance-By-the-Hour (MBH™) contract from Japan Airlines. 

Under the five-year contract, ST Engineering will provide full integrated component support starting in September 2021 to the entire fleet of Boeing 787 aircraft belonging to Japan Airlines and its low-cost subsidiary, ZIPAIR Tokyo. This adds to an ongoing Boeing 737-800 component MBH™ programme that the Group has with the airline. 

As part of a customised solution for Japan Airlines and a growing trend in leveraging digital technologies to derive valuable insights for MRO, ST Engineering will introduce an on-wing component health and reliability management programme. The programme uses an in-house developed software to provide diagnostics and prescriptive advisory by detecting anomalies and predicting components’ remaining useful life.  

Jeffrey Lam, Commercial Aerospace President, ST Engineering, said, “We thank Japan Airlines for placing their trust in us once again to support them with our trademark MBH™ programme. Through this latest partnership, we will not only widen our scope of service for Japan Airlines, but also deepen our level of service by employing predictive maintenance capabilities to enable better maintenance scheduling and reduction of aircraft downtime, so that Japan Airlines can extract optimal value from their assets.” 

Yukio Nakagawa, Executive Officer, Procurement, Japan Airlines, said, “We are pleased to announce that Japan Airlines has signed a contract for a 787 component MBH™ programme, following the 737-800. We are convinced that this programme will also support us in operating our 787 fleet with high safety, quality and reliability. I believe ST Engineering and Japan Airlines will enhance their partnership through this latest agreement which includes collaborations on predictive maintenance.” 

Recognised worldwide for its hallmark component MBH™ programmes, ST Engineering provides integrated component MRO solutions for over 25,000 unique aircraft parts and is the authorised service centre to over 20 leading OEMs. Its Commercial Aerospace business provides round-the-clock support and delivers more than 100,000 components annually from its six component MRO facilities located in Singapore, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam, as well as Stockholm, Sweden.


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