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Lufthansa Technik (LHT) and China Airlines have signed a long-term
contract for component services for the airline's Airbus A330/A340 fleet.
With effect from 20 May, LHT will provide Total Component Support
(TCS) services for 18 Airbus A330-300 twinjets and six, four-engine Airbus
A340-300s operated by the Taiwanese carrier.
Under the agreement, the German company's component experts in
Hamburg will supply an extensive range of services: maintenance, repair
and overhaul (MRO), consignment stock optimization, supply chain
management and home base stock allocation, reliability enhancement
programs, documentation and warranty management.
"We in China Airlines are committed to improving our customer
service, while at the same time continuing our drive to manage costs more
effectively," says Derek Cridland, senior vice-president of maintenance and
engineering for China Airlines. "We are confident that, with their strong
technical and engineering capabilities, Lufthansa Technik will deliver high-
quality and efficient services to our aircraft fleet."
The China Airlines contract further expands LHT's market presence in
the Asia-Pacific region.
-- Andrzej Jeziorski
LHT, CAL sign Airbus deal
Singapore Technologies Engineering (ST Engineering) has appointed
Chang Cheow Teck as the new president of Singapore Technologies
Aerospace (ST Aerospace).
Chang, 50, was up to now president of Singapore Technologies
Marine. In his new post, he succeeds Tay Kok Khiang, who retired 1 May
after 17 years of service with the group.
Tay joined the group in 1993 and became president of ST Aerospace
in July 2001. He is credited with steering the growth of the aerospace
business, which today is recognised as the world's largest commercial
airframe maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) service provider. He
also diversified the company, making it a leading aircraft engines and
components power-by-the-hour and repair services provider, as well as a
leader in engineering development capabilities.
Under Tay's leadership, ST Aerospace developed a global MRO
network with an extensive customer base.
Chang has been with the group since 1990 and spent 16 years of
his career in the aerospace sector. He previously held several senior-
management posts within the group, including: executive vice-president
commercial business at ST Aerospace; president of Vision Technologies
Systems; and president of defence business at Singapore Technologies
Kinetics. As president of special projects at ST Engineering, Chang
was closely involved in identifying growth opportunities for the group,
resulting in several acquisitions. He was appointed president of ST
Marine in March 2008.
-- Andrzej Jeziorski
ST Engineering appoints
Chang as new president
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