Singapore Air Show: Drone tech is ready, but are we?

SINGAPORE—Alongside announcements of new freighter conversion orders and rumors of aircraft orders, the Singapore Air Show’s approach to unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in airfreight service focused on the long-term promise of technology that may take time to pay off, but has the potential to remake the industry once it does – if the industry can […]

EFW now a subsidiary of ST Aerospace

Singapore Technologies Aerospace Ltd. (ST Aerospace) has purchased an additional 20 percent equity in Elbe Flugzeugwerke (EFW), which makes EFW a subsidiary of the former. ST Aerospace now owns 55 percent of the shares, with Airbus Defense and Space (Airbus) holding the balance of 45 percent. Airbus, EFW and ST Aero began collaboration in June […]

Narrowbodies: ST Aero, EFW enter conversion race

At the end of the Paris Air Show last month, Airbus and ST Aerospace announced that they have launched an A320 Family P-to-F conversion program through their EFW joint venture. The first type to be converted will be the A321. The companies said the A321 conversions will enter service in 2018, while the smaller A320, […]

Narrowbodies: Today’s conversion choices

There are eight current narrowbody conversion programs, half of which are in development, with the other half currently available for conversion. A320 Conversion Houses: PACAVI, EFW Configurations: P-to-F Program Status: PACAVI – announced October 2014 EFW – announced June 2015 A321 Conversion Houses: PACAVI, EFW Configurations: P-to-F Program Status: PACAVI – announced October 2014 EFW […]

A Slim Fit: E-commerce and the narrowbody conversion boom

In recent years there has been a slimming down, as it were, regarding freighters – a turning away from the jumbo 747s and 777s and toward the squat 737s and svelte 757s. The e-commerce revolution, especially in Asia, requires smaller freighters to make more frequent stops. But because there are no current programs to build […]

ST Aerospace opens aviation center in Singapore

MRO provider ST Aerospace officially opened its new aviation center at Singapore’s Seletar Aerospace Park (SAP).   With an expanded footprint occupying more than 75,000 square meters (807,293 square feet), ST Aerospace becomes the second largest tenant in SAP.  

  “Seletar is the birthplace of our operations 38 years ago,” Chang Cheow Teck, president of […]
  • February 5, 2014

ST Aerospace receives US$780 million of new orders

ST Aerospace announced Thursday that it has been awarded new orders worth US$780 million (573.4 million euros) in the fourth quarter of 2013.   These contracts span the aerospace sector. In the fourth quarter, ST Aerospace redelivered a total of 198 aircraft for airframe maintenance and modification work. A total of 10,985 components, 67 landing […]
  • January 9, 2014