Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd (ST Engineering) today announced that its Aerospace sector secured new contracts worth about S$510m in the second quarter (2Q) of 2018 for services ranging from heavy maintenance to engine wash and aircraft interior reconfiguration.
The heavy maintenance contracts include an agreement to support a cargo airline in servicing its Boeing 767-300s, while the new engine wash contracts will see ST Engineering expanding its trademarked EcoPower® service to three new cities in Europe - Berlin, Milan and Geneva. Also secured in 2Q2018 was a contract to perform cabin reconfiguration for part of Air Canada’s A330-300 fleet, which was announced in April. The first aircraft is scheduled to be inducted in the third quarter of this year.
Redeliveries and capabilities development
The Aerospace sector redelivered a total of 769 aircraft for airframe maintenance and modification work in 2Q2018. Additionally, a total of 10,393 components, 38 landing gears and 47 engines were processed, while 2,392 engine washes were conducted.
ST Engineering further grew its MRO network with the opening of a new facility in Pensacola, Florida, USA in June, which at steady state can add another 600,000 labour hours to its global airframe maintenance capacity. The new facility, which received United Parcel Service as its launch customer, is equipped to carry out heavy and line maintenance, as well as aircraft modification work.
Over in Europe, ST Engineering expanded its capacity in composite panel manufacturing with the opening of a second plant in Kodersdorf, Saxony, Germany. The new facility can produce about 200,000 panels per annum, boosting the overall production capacity by approximately 50 percent. With the global commercial and cargo aircraft fleet expected to grow strongly over the next 10 years, the new manufacturing plant will augment the existing one in Dresden, Saxony to help meet the rising demand for cabin interior components such as floor panels and cargo compartment linings.
The above developments are not expected to have any material impact on the consolidated net tangible assets per share and earnings per share of ST Engineering for the current financial year.