WICHITA, Kansas - 20 April, 2023 - Spirit AeroSystems, Inc. announced today the signing of an exclusive cooperation agreement with ST Engineering’s Commercial Aerospace business to support customers in select Middle Eastern countries including Qatar, UAE, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Oman with aircraft engine nacelle MRO solutions.
Under the agreement, the two companies will bring together their expertise and wealth of experience across various aircraft platforms to jointly market and offer competitive value propositions that can support a significant portion of the entire fleet belonging to operators in the Middle East. Spirit Aerosystems’ expertise include design, build and repair of select components on the nacelles of Boeing 737 NG/MAX, 747, 757, 777, as well as Airbus A320ceo and A330, while ST Engineering has expertise in the design, build and repair of select components on the nacelles of Boeing 747, 767 and Airbus A330, A320neo. ST Engineering also has MRO licenses for Boeing 787 and Airbus A320neo LEAP engine nacelles, and MRO expertise in A320ceo and Boeing 737 NG/MAX.
“The cooperation will allow two strong MRO players to offer one-stop, comprehensive MRO solutions for our Middle Eastern customers. We will be able to pool our assets, offer our joint MRO capacity, and coordinate with our recently announced regional partners JORAMCO and GMR to deliver best-value MRO solutions. We are excited about the potential of this long-term exclusive cooperation in the region.”, Kailash Krishnaswamy, Senior Vice President of Spirit Aftermarket Services said.
Goh Poh Loh, Executive Vice President and Head of Component Services at ST Engineering, said, “By bringing together the expertise and solution suites of both companies, ST Engineering and Spirit Aerosystems can cater to much of the nacelle MRO needs of operators in the Middle East. Under such an arrangement, customers can have the convenience of one-stop shop services and yet enjoy a wide scope of services, which we believe is a huge value add that allows airlines to focus better on their flight operations.”
Recognised worldwide for its hallmark component MBH™ programmes, ST Engineering supports more than 1,000 aircraft and provides integrated component solutions for over 23,500 unique aircraft parts. ST Engineering is also the authorised service centre to over 20 leading OEMs. Its Commercial Aerospace business provides round-the-clock support and delivers more than 80,000 components annually from its component MRO facilities located in Asia and Europe. Its global nacelles MRO services operate out of facilities located in the U.S., Asia and Europe.