A new air traffic control tower opened today at Singapore Seletar Airport as part of an ongoing vision to develop the airfield as a business aviation haven, as well as an aerospace park hub, in the region. The completion of the new control tower comes on the heels of a runway extension completed in September. At present, the airport allows only VFR operations, but the new control tower combined with an ILS that will be installed in 2014 will enable Seletar to handle all-weather flight operations.
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Airbus Corporate Jet Centre (ACJC), a Toulouse-based specialist in ACJ business jet cabin completion, claims to be the first to offer its customers the highest image quality with a full high-definition (HD) system based on the latest high-definition multimedia interface (HDMI) standard.
Beijing-based charter operator Deer Jet has taken delivery of Airbus Corporate Jet Centre’s first VIP cabin completion for a Chinese customer, which is also the first ACJ operated by a Chinese company for dedicated charter.
Hawker Pacific announced it is developing an $11.6 million business aviation service center at Seletar Aerospace Park to replace its East Camp operation at Seletar Airport. The new 101,180-sq-ft facility will house the company’s regional headquarters in addition to a heavy-maintenance jet service center, spares distribution depot, and FBO with dedicated undercover jet parking.
Hawker Pacific will build an $11.6 million customer sales and service center at Seletar Aerospace Park, Singapore. The move confirms the expansion of its regional headquarters and relocation of its current Seletar operations at East Camp, Singapore.
Airbus Corporate Jet Center recently delivered what it says is the first executive A320 Prestige equipped with the company’s new GSM on-board system, allowing passengers to use their personal mobile phones in flight.
Other cabin features include a master suite with lavatory, touch-screen technology, satellite-direct television, high-speed Internet and audio/video on demand.
Snecma and Airbus Corporate Jet Centre (ACJC) have entered into an agreement for Snecma to support the CFM International CFM56-5B turbofans that power the Airbus Corporate Jetliner series. Snecma builds the CFM56 in a 50/50 joint venture with General Electric, while ACJC is responsible for the outfitting and support of Airbus executive aircraft.
Airbus Corporate Jet Centre (ACJC) has selected the aircraft maintenance and engineering system (Amos) to manage its maintenance services. Amos is an integrated maintenance management system developed by Swiss Aviation Software.
Civil operations at Singapore Seletar Airport could be severely curtailed and business jet operations forced away altogether if several proposed initiatives are implemented by the local authorities. Most pressing is the imposition on the first of this month of Stage 3 noise restrictions, with no waivers for noncompliant aircraft, but other plans could limit operations even more.
In July ExecuJet Aviation will open a new base for its charter and management clients at London City Airport. It is also preparing to establish a new UK sales and operations subsidiary in the nearby Canary Wharf financial center under the leadership of the firm’s newly appointed executive director for group sales, Andrew Hoy, who was formerly with Bombardier’s Skyjet block charter program.