ST Engineering today announced that its Commercial Aerospace business has signed a three-year agreement with Safran Aircraft Engines, one of CFM International's parent companies, for ST Engineering to provide quick-turn maintenance offload support to LEAP-1A engines. This multi-year agreement follows earlier maintenance offload agreements signed with Safran for CFM56-5B, CFM56-7B and LEAP-1B engines, demonstrating a steadfast commitment by ST Engineering to continuously strengthen its support for CFM engines.
As a licensed service centre for CFM56 and more recently, LEAP engines, ST Engineering and Safran Aircraft Engines have developed a long and enduring relationship built on mutual trust. In March 2023, ST Engineering became the first MRO provider in Asia to join the LEAP MRO network under a CFM Branded Service Agreement, further deepening its level of support for CFM engines.
Tay Eng Guan, SVP/GM of Engine Services at ST Engineering, said, "With this latest partnership, we will now be supporting the full range of CFM engines in offload services. As air travel continues to recover strongly, we look forward to partnering Safran Aircraft Engines even more closely to meet the forecasted rise of CFM engine MRO activities, and better support CFM operators as they ramp up their flight operations."
"We are looking forward to this new offload contract between Safran Aircraft Engines and ST Engineering that strengthens our partnership and the global MRO capacities for CFM engines. This agreement recognises ST Engineering's expertise in this field of activities", said Nicolas Potier, EVP Support & Services for Safran Aircraft Engines.
 CFM and LEAP engines are products of CFM International (CFM), a 50/50 joint company between Safran Aircraft Engines and GE.