Dallas Airmotive recently announced that it will open a new Regional Turbine Center (RTC) at Singapore’s Seletar Airport in February 2012. Initially launching as a Honeywell authorized service center, the facility will offer line maintenance and major periodic inspections on Honeywell TFE731 turbofan engines and line maintenance on various Honeywell engines and APUs.
“All indications are that the timing is right for establishing an engine service facility in the Asia Pacific region,” said Hugh McElroy, president of BBA Aviation’s Engine Repair and Overhaul Group, which includes Dallas Airmotive and four other companies. “The agreement between Honeywell and Dallas Airmotive is indicative of both companies’ commitment to serving this high-growth market.”
While the Singapore RTC will initially concentrate on servicing Honeywell engines, Dallas Airmotive is already posed to expand the location’s capabilities in 2012. McElroy indicated that the agreement with Honeywell doesn’t preclude Dallas Airmotive from servicing other manufacturers’ engines and that it is likely the center will see an expansion into servicing other products. The company is also making plans to install a First Support global command center at its new Singapore location, with a target opening date of mid-summer 2012.
Other Dallas Airmotive RTCs have also recently expanded their capabilities. Already a Pratt & Whitney Canada designated overhaul facility, the Dallas Love Field RTC is now offering PW306C hot-section inspection services in anticipation of the first round of inspections required for the engines powering the Cessna Citation Sovereign fleet. Dallas Airmotive do Brasil also recently added Honeywell TFE731 and 36 series APU authorizations to its capabilities.–K.R.