ST Engineering says that its aerospace arm has secured a 15-year engine Maintenance-By-the-Hour (MBH) contract from Japan Transocean Air.

Under the agreement, ST Engineering will provide an integrated suite of engine MRO solutions that include off-wing maintenance support, on-wing services and technical support to the airline’s Boeing 737NG fleet.

These services will be provided over a period of 15 years starting from 2020 at the Group’s engine MRO facilities in Singapore.

Japan Transocean Air is a subsidiary of the Japan Airlines Group, which ST Engineering has been a longstanding partner of in MRO solutions from integrated component services for their Boeing 737-800 fleet to airframe maintenance for their Boeing 737NG fleet.

Noriyuki Aoki, president of Japan Transocean Air, said: “We believe this customised MBH programme will bring even greater value-add to our business through stability in engine operations in order to provide the highest possible standards in reliability and on-time performance for our customers. Furthermore, it provides us leverage through maintenance cost optimisation and cost control benefits, while enhancing the long-term partnership between Japan Airlines Group and ST Engineering.”