ST Aerospace breaks ground for engine facility in China

  • 04-May-2009 09:24 EDT
Singapore Technologies Aerospace and Xiamen Aviation Industry broke ground for a new engine facility in Xiamen, China, that is expected to be completed and commence operations about mid-2010.
Singapore Technologies Aerospace Ltd. and its joint-venture partner Xiamen Aviation Industry Co. have broken ground for a new engine facility to be located on a 28,500-m² plot near the Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport in Xiamen, China. Construction is under way, and the facility is expected to be completed and commence operations about mid-2010. The engine maintenance, repair, and overhaul facility, registered as ST Aerospace Technologies (Xiamen) Co. Ltd. (STATCO), will represent a total investment of $78 million. STATCO will initially provide MRO and total support services for the CFM56-5B and CFM56-7B engines that power narrow-body aircraft such as the Boeing 737 and the Airbus A320 family of aircraft. With an expected capacity of 300 engines per year and a test cell that will be rated at 90,000 lb thrust, STATCO will complement ST Aerospace’s subsidiary, ST Aerospace Engines Pte Ltd. in Singapore.
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