Tigerair of Singapore today unveiled the first A320 aircraft to be retrofitted in Asia with Sharklets. Five A320s have already been delivered to Tigerair with Sharklet-ready wings, with the retrofit work being undertaken by Sepang Aircraft Engineering in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Sharklets are made from light-weight composites and are 2.4 meters tall. They are an option on new-build A320 Family aircraft and standard on all members of the new A320neo family. They offer operators up to four percent fuel burn reduction on longer range sectors and provide the flexibility of either adding an additional 100 nautical miles range or increased payload capability of up to 450 kilograms.
In addition to its retrofitted aircraft, Tigerair will start taking delivery of production-fitted Sharklet aircraft later this year.
As of today, over 9,900 A320 Family aircraft have been sold worldwide and almost 5,800 aircraft delivered to some 390 customers and operators.
Another major milestone that Sepang Aircraft Engineering (SAE) had performed the Thai’s Women Volleyball Livery Painting advertised on Thai Air Asia Fleet, in honour of Thailand’s Victory at the 2013 Asian Women’s Volleyball Championship and also The Official Airlines of the Thailand Volleyball Association.
The aircraft was handed over to Thai Air Asia Representative on 31st November 2013 and on ferry flight back to Bangkok, Thailand for immediate Commercial Flight purposes.
Another major milestone that Sepang Aircraft Engineering Sdn Bhd (SAE) had performed Aircraft Livery Painting on the car manufacturer “Chevrolet” advertised on Indonesia Air Asia Fleet Aircraft.
The aircraft was handed over to Indonesia Air Asia Representative on 11th October 2013 and was on ferry flight back to Jakarta for immediate commercial flight.
Warmest greetings from the Sepang Aircraft Engineering.
YAB Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib Bin Tun Haji Abdul Razak, the honourable Prime Minister of Malaysia, together with the President & CEO of Airbus, Mr Fabrice Bregier, French Ambassador for Malaysia, Her Excellency Martine Dorance and Spanish Ambassador for Malaysia, Her Excellency Maria Bassols Delgado had officially launched SAE’s Regional MRO New Hangar and also the Airbus Malaysia Customer Service Centre on Wednesday, 02nd October 2013 in KLIA, Selangor, Malaysia.
YAB Prime Minister officially announced the launched of SAE’s Regional MRO Expansion and Construction of the New Hangar together with the launch of Airbus Malaysia Customer Service Centre and signed the plaques for the Launch of the Expansion of the SAE Regional MRO Centre & Airbus Customer Service Centre.
The New Hangar project will commence in November 2013 and is expected to be completed by end 2014 and Airbus Malaysia Customer Service Centre is expected to commence operations by end of 2013.