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ST Engineering to provide Safran Aircraft Engines with LEAP offload module repair support

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photo_camera The collaboration addresses the growing MRO demand for LEAP engines as operators ramp up flying. Credit: ST Engineering/LinkedIn

ST Engineering’s Commercial Aerospace business has agreed on a two-year contract with Safran Aircraft Engines to provide module repair offload support for the CFM LEAP-1A and LEAP-1B engines.

Under the agreement, Safran Aircraft Engines will offload module repair work on the high pressure turbine (HPT) rotor assembly and stage 2 HPT nozzle assembly of the engines to ST Engineering.

The collaboration addresses the growing MRO demand for LEAP engines as operators ramp up their flying operations, and ST Engineering’s offload support augments Safran Aircraft Engines’ MRO capacity and optimises the turnaround time of engine shop visits for customers.

In addition to the module repair offload agreement, ST Engineering says it will reinforce its support to Safran Aircraft Engines in LEAP-1B engines maintenance offload services.

Other ongoing offload support ST Engineering is providing for Safran Aircraft Engines includes maintenance for the CFM56-5B, CFM56-7B and LEAP-1A engines.

Nicolas Potier, vice president of support and services at Safran Aircraft Engines, said: “Expanding our partnership with ST Engineering is part of our strategy to develop our global capacities for LEAP MRO activities.

“The LEAP fleet has experienced the fastest ramp-up in the commercial aviation industry with a growing fleet of over 3,300 aircraft, which means that we will need to rely on our valued MRO partners as part of our growing network to keep providing our customers with the highest CFM standards.”

Tay Eng Guan, senior vice president/head of engine services at ST Engineering, said: “This offload agreement is the latest win-win arrangement that strengthens our partnership with Safran Aircraft Engines and support for LEAP engines operators.

“We are well positioned to address the rising demand for quick-turn and performance restoration shop visits for LEAP engines, having made the investments in equipment such as shroud grinding machinery, and built up a strong team of skilled technicians.

“We will continue to ramp up our LEAP engine capabilities and look forward to providing even greater support to Safran Aircraft Engines and airlines so that they can maximise their operations.”

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