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ST Engineering says legal proceeding over alleged losses on 2014 flight now defunct

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SINGAPORE Technologies Engineering (ST Engineering) said on Friday that the legal proceeding relating to a writ of summons for alleged losses during a flight in 2014, is now defunct.

SINGAPORE Technologies Engineering (ST Engineering) said on Friday that the legal proceeding relating to a writ of summons for alleged losses during a flight in 2014, is now defunct.

It referred to the writ of summons issued in the Court of Toulouse, France, by a number of passenger families for losses arising out of an Airbus AirAsia flight from Indonesia to Singapore on Dec 28, 2014. This was received by its aerospace subsidiary, Singapore Technologies Aerospace Ltd.

"Further to the announcement, the claimants did not register the writ of summons within the required time and accordingly, the proceeding in the court of Toulouse relating to the claim is now defunct."

In February, when the writ of summons was received, ST Engineering had said that the claim has no merit.

"Neither ST Aerospace nor any of its subsidiaries were providing line maintenance support to Air Asia's fleet at the time and were not therefore asked to assist the Indonesian Accident Investigation Board when it conducted its investigation and issued its final report in 2015," the company said then.

"Accordingly ST Aerospace does not consider that the claim against it has any merit."