Dallas Airmotive’s regional turbine center at Singapore’s Seletar Aerospace Park celebrated its official opening with a ceremony on Monday led by general manager Francis Lee. The center will offer authorized Honeywell services for auxiliary power units (APUs) and business aviation engines, and respond to aircraft-on-ground (AOG) situations.
The new facility will provide major periodic inspections and line maintenance for the TFE731 engine, and line maintenance for Honeywell CFE738 and HTF7000 turbofans–engines found on aircraft such as the Dassault Falcon 2000, Bombardier Challenger 300 and a variety of Bombardier Learjet, Cessna Citation and Gulfstream models. Plans call for adding other engine programs in the future. In addition, it will offer line maintenance for Honeywell RE100, RE220 and 36 series APUs.
The Seletar Aerospace Park facility is part of Dallas Airmotive’s First Support global technical support network. For AOG response, the company’s mobile field service teams for the Asia Pacific region are based in Singapore and Bangalore and will be added in Hong Kong and eastern Australia this year. Teams work 24/7 to respond to incidents throughout the region.
Speaking at the ceremony, Lim Kok Kiang, executive director transport engineering at the Singapore economic development board, said Dallas Airmotive’s presence “will help to reinforce Seletar Aerospace Park’s position as the leading business aviation location in the Asia Pacific region.” Dallas Airmotive president Hugh McElroy emphasized his company’s “long-term commitment to operators and suppliers in the region.” The new service center is, he added, “only the beginning of what promises to be a very fruitful collaboration.”