ST Engineering is to partner with Quickstep Holdings (Quickstep) to provide nacelle MRO solutions for the Australasia region.
Under the partnership, ST Engineering’s commercial aerospace business and Quickstep will establish a regional nacelle pool in Australia to service a wide range of Airbus and Boeing aircraft platforms.
Quickstep will conduct the day-to-day operations for the services at its aerospace manufacturing and MRO facilities in Australia, which include a 16,000 square-metres composite manufacturing plant at Bankstown Airport in Sydney and an MRO facility at Melbourne Airport.
ST Engineering will leverage its MRO capabilities in nacelles and aerostructures to provide engineering support, and assist Quickstep in enhancing their operational delivery, quality, and nacelle capabilities – especially for new-generation aircraft.
Goh Poh Loh, executive vice president and head of component services at ST Engineering, said: “This is a significant partnership that will help ST Engineering establish a nacelle MRO presence in Australasia to better support our customers in the region.
“By pooling the resources and expertise of ST Engineering and Quickstep in Australia, the partnership will benefit airline operators which can look forward to shorter lead times and savings in overall logistics cost during servicing.”
Mark Burgess, Quickstep managing director and chief executive, said: “ST Engineering is one of the world’s most well-regarded aerospace businesses, and Quickstep has a unique and growing capability footprint in Australia, so the partnership between these two companies will offer regional airlines a range of services they have not benefitted from before.
“Our joint solution also promises to offer significant reductions in carbon emissions as the industry works toward net zero.
“We are delighted to announce this partnership and look forward to a strong growth outlook for both companies in the Australasia market.”