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Tigerair signs Flight Hour Services - Tailored Support Package (FHS-TSP) contract with Airbus for its A320 fleet

Tigerair Singapore has signed a Flight Hour Services - Tailored Support Package (FHS-TSP) contract with Airbus to provide full component support, and fleet technical management services for its A320-family aircraft. This 10-year FHS-TSP contract, commencing early 2016, guarantees spare parts availability through an extensive scope of A320 Line Replaceable Units (LRUs), components repair, transp...

For Asia-Pacific LCCs, MRO is not low cost

Being a low-cost carrier does not mean getting low-cost maintenance, a group of executives with Singapore-based LCCs agreed. Speaking as panelists Thursday at the Aviation Week Network MRO Asia-Pacific conference in Singapore, executives from three airlines – Jetstar Asia, Scoot and Tigerair – named their top priorities in what they look for in an MRO provider. Jetstar Asia&...

ST Aerospace Seals Landing Gear MRO Contract With SAS

Singapore Technologies Aerospace Ltd (ST Aerospace) has sealed an eight-year contract worth approximately US$25m (approximately S$35m) with one of Scandinavia’s largest airlines Scandinavian Airlines (SAS). Under this agreement, ST Aerospace will provide a comprehensive range of landing gear repair, overhaul and exchange services for SAS’ fleet of Boeing 737-600/700/800 and Bombardi...

Goat Farts Force Singapore Airlines Plane to Make Emergency Landing After Gas Set Off Smoke Alarms

An aeroplane was forced to make an emergency landing after the gas of 2,186 animals was mistaken for smoke in the cargo hold. The Singapore Airlines Boeing 747-400 freighter plane, which was en-route from Adelaide, Australia to Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia, was diverted to Bali Denpasar on October 26 following the urgent announcement. Upon landing, emergency services boarded the aircra...

ITP strengthens its presence in Asia Pacific with the opening of a new representative office in Singapore

ITP has opened a new representative office in Singapore with the aim of strengthening its presence in the MRO (Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul) market in Asia Pacific. ITP has an established portfolio of clients in the region, including airlines like Cebu Pacific, Lion Air, Asian Wings and Yangon Airways. From its new office in Singapore, the company will have a closer inte...

Singapore Changi Airport: Operating Indicators for September 2015

Singapore Changi Airport handled 4.42 million passengers in September 2015, an increase of 3.9% year-on-year. Aircraft landings and takeoffs also grew by 5.3% to 28,460. On the cargo front, 155,100 tonnes of airfreight were processed last month, 4.9% higher than a year before. Changi Airport registered a total of 14.3 million passenger traffic movements during the July-September 2015 quarter, a...

SIA to bring back nonstop US services by 2018 with ultra long range A350-900

Singapore Airlines (SIA) says it will resume nonstop flights to the United States in 2018 as the launch customer of a new ultra-long-range variant of the Airbus A350-900. The new variant, called the A350-900ULR, was unveiled in Toulouse on Tuesday (European time) and will have a range of up to 8,700nm. “Our customers have been asking us to re-start non-stop Singapore-US flights and we...

Singapore Airlines selects Amsterdam as its first Airbus A350-900 destination

Singapore Airlines (Singapore) has announced Amsterdam will be the inaugural destination for its new-generation Airbus A350 fleet, with services expected to begin by April 2016. Singapore Airlines has 63 A350-900s on firm order, the first of which is due for delivery in January 2016. Prior to the introduction of Amsterdam services, the aircraft will be operated on select Jakarta and Kuala Lumpu...

Sneak Peek of Singapore Airlines' First Airbus A350 XWB

A sneak peek of Singapore Airlines (SQ)'s first Airbus A350 XWB comes to life. The flag carrier's highly anticipated first A350-900 aircraft, Registration 9V-SMA, is scheduled to join the airline's fleet in January 2016, the airline announced on Monday. "Singapore Airlines expects to take delivery of the first new plane in January next year with services scheduled to be...

Singapore, Malaysia Fly in Planes to Fight Indonesia's Haze

Singapore and Malaysia have sent aircraft to Palembang in South Sumatra to help Indonesia fight forest fires in parts of the country, which have caused haze and deteriorated air quality in neighboring nations. Singapore has dispatched a Chinook helicopter and a Hercules plane, while Malaysia flew in a CL415 Bombardier with a flight crew of 12 people to extinguish the fires over the next tw...

Jet Aviation Singapore names F.Khan new FBO senior manager

Jet Aviation Singapore is pleased to announce the appointment of Faizal Khan to FBO senior manager, effective October 1, 2015 As senior manager, Khan will be responsible for Jet Aviation Singapore’s day-to-day FBO operation, Aircraft Parking and Tenancy services. He is succeeding Bernard Loo, who has left the company. Khan and his team will ensure continued premium customer experience whi...

ST Aerospace acquires remaining 50% of S-PRO

ST Aerospace Systems has acquired the remaining 50 per cent stake in Singapore Precision Repair and Overhaul (S-PRO) from Messier-Bugatti-Dowty (a Safran company) for $8.1m. Following the acquisition, landing gear and components specialist S-PRO will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of ST Aerospace Systems, the aerospace arm of ST Engineering. ST Aerospace said acquiring S-PRO aligns with it...