ST Aerospace’s Guangzhou facility celebrates 50 aircraft redeliveries to AirAsia Signs MOA to extend maintenance support in Guangdong

Dino D'Amore
By Dino D'Amore June 3, 2016 20:45

ST Aerospace’s Guangzhou facility celebrates 50 aircraft redeliveries to AirAsia Signs MOA to extend maintenance support in Guangdong

ST Aerospace has celebrated 50 aircraft redeliveries from its Guangzhou airframe maintenance facility, to AirAsia.
The first aircraft was inducted into ST Aerospace’s Guangzhou-based hangar in January
2015, for C-level checks. This was followed by a steady stream of AirAsia’s A320 through the one and a half years, with the 50th aircraft redelivered to AirAsia’s revenue fleet today.
“Reliable and efficient aircraft maintenance is key to AirAsia’s operations, and we are very happy to be able to celebrate such a commendable milestone with our maintenance partner. ST Aerospace is no stranger to AirAsia. When our airline first started operations with five Boeing 737-300 aircraft almost 15 years ago, ST Aerospace supported us on our component rotables management requirements”, said Aireen Omar, Executive Director and CEO for AirAsia Berhad. “It was an easy decision for us when we needed airframe maintenance support for our fleet in Guangzhou, knowing that their JV facility can immediately support our fleet. We are confident that ST Aerospace’s consistent work performance and reliability that we experienced in their other facilities, will be well established here, as evidenced by the very successful 50 aircraft redeliveries we are celebrating today.”
At the same time, ST Aerospace (Guangzhou) Aviation Services signed a Memorandum of
Agreement with AirAsia at the redelivery event, to provide base maintenance for AirAsia’s fleet of 22 Airbus A320 aircraft for the second half of 2016, with plans for more support into 2017, and line maintenance in Guangdong, as AirAsia expands its route in Guangzhou and Guangdong province.
Dino D'Amore
By Dino D'Amore June 3, 2016 20:45