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ST Aero wins cabin reconfiguration contract from Air Canada for 8 A330s
SINGAPORE Technologies Aerospace (ST Aerospace) - the aerospace arm of ST Engineering - has landed a cabin reconfiguration contract from Air Canada for eight Airbus A330 aircraft.
Work on the first A330 will start in the third quarter of 2016, with the last aircraft expected to be delivered back to the airline by the end of the first quarter in 2017.
For each of the eight aircraft, ST Aerospace will be installing additional premium economy seats as well as enlarging the economy class section. In addition, the contract will require integration of an audio and video on-demand system, and maintenance checks for the entire aircraft fleet.
Upon completion of the prototype aircraft, applications will be submitted for Supplemental Type Certificates from the US Federal Aviation Administration and Transport Canada Civil Aviation.
This follows an earlier contract award in 2013 for 12 Boeing 767-300 aircraft, which have now been redelivered to Air Canada, after a full cabin reconfiguration programme.
"Additional work from a valued existing customer is always a sign of continued trust and confidence, especially in the aviation industry where turnaround time, cost efficiency and aircraft safety are of tantamount importance to airline operators," said Lim Serh Ghee, president of ST Aerospace.
ST Aerospace has completed cabin interior work for more than 170 aircraft in all so far.