Solomon Airlines logo. Photo credit: Solomon Airlines.

Solomon Airlines logo. Photo credit: Solomon Airlines.

Solomon Airlines has extended the dry lease contract for its Solomon Islands registered A-320 aircraft for another four-year term.

A government statement said the contract extension follows a visit by the Director of Civil Aviation Authority Solomon Islands (CAASI) George Satu and a Solomon Airlines team to the ST Aerospace Engineering Pte Ltd in Singapore early this month.

The statement said the visit was to conduct a physical inspection of the organisation’s facilities and procedures.

This is to determine its suitability to maintain the aircraft for a heavy maintenance check and install modifications on the aircraft.

Meanwhile, the statement said ST Aerospace Engineering Pte Ltd is a global integrated engineering group with capabilities including aerospace, electronics and marine and land sectors.

It also specializes in airframe heavy maintenance and modification for narrow and wide-body aircraft, including the A-320 aircraft.

Director, George Satu presented a Solomon Islands Part 145 certificate to the director of ST Aerospace, Mario Chin Hock after the exercise.

The certificate authorizes the organisation to carry out maintenance on the A-320 aircraft under the Civil Aviation Rules of Solomon Islands.

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