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New name, old game; Singapore Aviation Services is less than 2 years old but is the offspring of a company with a long history in aircraft repairs. (company profile)

Singapore Aviation Services is less than 2 years old but is the offspring of the company with a long history in aircraft repairs.

SINGAPORE-Singapore Aviation Services Co. (SASCO) is a new name among this growing number of companies ill the commercial-aircraft-maintenance business. But the Singapore Aerospace group that owns 80% of its shares has been active in the maintenance of aircraft, engines and components, mostly military, since the 1970s, albeit under a number of different names.

Partly privatized last year, Singapore Aerospace has seven subsidiary companies, including two directly involyed in commercial aircraft maintenance-SASCO and Mobile Aerospace Engineering, Inc. (MAE) . in May, Japan Airlines and Singapore Airlines each acquired 10% of SASCO's shares.

SASCO was incorporated in January, 1990 and started work on its first Boeing 747 in August. The U.S. subsidiary began operations this past january with maintenance on a 727. The two sister companies work closely together and last February and March, Richard Liao, president of MAE and formerly head of Singapore Aerospace-another Singapore Aerospace subsidiary-and Chiang Woon Seng, VP and general manager of SASCO, made a joint marketing tour, calling on several U. …

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