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ST Aerospace wins 15-year contract from Gulf Air for B787 component support

SINGAPORE Technologies (ST) Engineering's aerospace arm, ST Aerospace, has landed a 15-year contract for Boeing 787 aircraft component support from Bahrain's flag carrier Gulf Air.

Under the agreement, ST Aerospace will provide component maintenance-by-the-hour (MBH) support for the airline's new fleet of 787-9s, including component exchange, repair, overhaul and modification. The Dreamliners will start to arrive from Q2 2018, with a total of 10 787s in the coming years.

ST Aerospace's MBH programme comes at a fixed rate per hour, enabling airlines to keep operating costs low while minimising fixed asset inventory in terms of spares or maintenance equipment.

ST Aerospace provides component support for a fleet of close to 600 aircraft on an MBH basis to over 20 airlines in the Asia-Pacific, Europe and the Middle East.

Headquartered in Muharraq, Gulf Air operates scheduled services to 42 destinations in 25 countries.

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