ST Engineering and its commercial aerospace business has signed a five-year contract to provide LEAP-1B MRO solutions for Lion Air Group’s fleet of Boeing 737 MAX aircraft.
This agreement makes Lion Air Group a launch customer for ST Engineering’s LEAP-1B MRO services, following ST Engineering’s inclusion in CFM International’s CFM Branded Service Agreement (CBSA) LEAP MRO network in March 2023.
Under the multi-year agreement, ST Engineering will exclusively support the MRO needs of all 36 LEAP-1B engines that power Lion Air Group’s existing fleet of Boeing 737 MAX aircraft under its carriers, including Lion Air, Batik Air, Batik Air Malaysia, and Thai Lion.
This agreement is in addition to an existing longstanding MRO support partnership for Lion Air Group’s CFM56-5B/7B engines.
Tay Eng Guan, senior vice president/general manager of engine services at ST Engineering, said: “Our latest partnership with Lion Air Group marks a significant milestone for us as we enhance our portfolio with the latest engine MRO solutions for airline operators transitioning to new-generation aircraft.
“The increased number of engines entrusted to our care by Lion Air Group also underscores our continued involvement in their growth plan – a commitment we uphold with all of our longstanding customers.”
Pak Dennis Kirana, assistant director PT Batam Aero Technic, the MRO subsidiary of the Lion Air Group, said: “ST Engineering and Lion Air Group have always had a strong relationship and we seek to continue this relationship in the future.
“With that being said, we are happy to have ST Engineering as one of the key partners for our future generation of engines.”