Singapore Air Show

Hawker Pacific Opens New Singapore FBO

 - February 14, 2012, 1:00 AM

Hawker Pacific (Chalet CD31) is opening a new FBO plus a aircraft sales and support services facility at Seletar Airport, joining many other well-known companies that have been setting up in the Seletar Aerospace Park. The company, which has had a presence in Singapore for the past 35 years, will officially launch its new FBO location during this week’s airshow.

The Sydney-based company’s CEO, Alan Smith, said, “2012 marks another successful year of expansion for Hawker Pacific and the launch of our new service center means our presence this year could not be more timely.”

The new FBO marks another step forward in the Australian firm’s regional expansion–it already has a network of centers that includes Sydney, Brisbane, Cairns, Singapore, Perth, Shanghai and Malaysia. Its maintenance, repair and overhaul activities comprise structural modification and support services for both civil and military operators. Two years ago the company opened a facility at Shanghai’s Hongqiao Airport, receiving China’s first Part 145 Maintenance Operations approval.

As the official authorized sales and service representative for Hawker Beechcraft, Hawker Pacific is also exhibiting three of the manufacturer’s business airplanes: the King Air 350ER, Hawker 4000 and Hawker 900XPR, in the airshow static display. “We have continued to make huge inroads with these aircraft in the Asia Pacific region and our display this year reflects their continued market suitability and demand,” Smith remarked.

Hawker Pacific also represents Bell Helicopter and Diamond Aircraft, and is one of the largest independent companies of its type in Asia with nearly 600 employees.