ST Engineering‘s 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 to the entire fleet of Boeing 787 aircraft belonging to Japan Airlines and its low-cost subsidiary, ZIPAIR Tokyo. The contract, which is from September this year, adds to an ongoing Boeing 737-800 component MBH programme that the ST Engineering has with the airline.
ST Engineering will introduce an on-wing component health and reliability management programme as part of the contract. The programme uses an in-house developed software to provide diagnostics and prescriptive advisory by detecting anomalies and predicting components’ remaining useful life.
“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,” said Jeffrey Lam, Commercial Aerospace President, ST Engineering.
“We are convinced that this programme will also support us in operating our 787 fleet with high safety, quality and reliability,” said Yukio Nakagawa, Executive Officer, Procurement, Japan Airlines. “I believe ST Engineering and Japan Airlines will enhance their partnership through this latest agreement which includes collaborations on predictive maintenance.”
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.
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