Singapore Airlines (SIA), national carrier of Singapore, and Heston MRO, the largest independent MRO organisation in Australasia, extended their MRO partnership for another three years.

Under the newly extended agreements, Heston MRO will handle all incoming and departing SIA passenger flights in Melbourne, Brisbane, and Perth, utilizing Boeing 777, 787, and Airbus 350, 380 aircraft types. The handling agreements also cover SIA’s Boeing 747 freighter flights to Melbourne. Under the signed extended agreements, the scope of services include full handling of aircraft transits, defect rectification, local warehousing and logistics support.

‘This is great positive news for Heston MRO in the Covid-19 affected aviation world’, comments Asta Zirlyte, CEO of Heston MRO. ‘Despite the current travel restrictions, airlines in Australia and South East Asian region are gearing up for the post-pandemic market recovery. Heston MRO is positioning itself to play an active role in the upcoming market recovery. We are extremely honored with the trust that Singapore Airlines Group puts in Heston MRO as its long-standing technical support partner in Australia.’

With more than 25 years of operating history and airside presence in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, and other airports in Australasia, Heston MRO is the largest independent MRO organisation in the region. Its Total Technical Care services are offered to airlines, leasing companies, and OEMs in the Australasian and South West Pacific region.

The SIA Group’s history dates back to 1947 with the maiden flight of Malayan Airways Limited. The airline was later renamed Malaysian Airways Limited and then Malaysia-Singapore Airlines (MSA). In 1972, MSA split into Singapore Airlines (SIA) and Malaysian Airline System. Initially operating a modest fleet of 10 aircraft to 22 cities in 18 countries, SIA has since grown to be a world-class international airline group. Singapore Airlines is committed to the constant enhancement of the three main pillars of its brand promise: Service Excellence, Product Leadership and Network Connectivity.