News – ST Engineering and Safran Aircraft Engines sign an agreement for the offloading of aircraft engine maintenance
Singapore, June 9, 2022 – ST Engineering today announced that its Commercial Aerospace business has signed a five-year agreement with Safran Aircraft Engines, one of the world’s leading aero engine manufacturers, for ST Engineering to provide engine maintenance offload (shop visit ) for CFM56-5B and -7B engines. This multi-year agreement will allow ST Engineering and Safran Aircraft Engines to cope with the expected increase in engine MRO activities as air transport gradually recovers from the pandemic.
Tay Eng Guan, VP/GM Engine Services at ST Engineering, said: “As a licensed service center for the CFM56-5B and -7B engines, ST Engineering has established a strong and long-standing relationship with Safran. We are delighted to strengthen this partnership with this latest engine offloading agreement. With the strong resumption of airline operations, we look forward to leveraging our engine MRO expertise and facilities in Asia to support CFM customers and the recovery of global air transport.
“We look forward to this first engine unloading contract between Safran Aircraft Engines and ST Engineering which strengthens our partnership and global MRO capabilities for CFM engines. This agreement recognizes ST Engineering’s expertise in this area of activity,” said François Planaud, EVP Services & MRO of Safran Aircraft Engines.
ST Engineering’s engine MRO facilities in Singapore and Xiamen, China have a combined annual capacity of over 450 engines and a delivery history of over 1,500 CFM56 engines. Earlier this year, ST Engineering expanded its CFM engine capability with the establishment of fast turnaround services for the LEAP-1B engine that powers the Boeing 737 Max at its engine MRO plant in Singapore.
 CFM56 engines are products of CFM International (CFM), a 50/50 joint company between Safran Aircraft Engines and GE.
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