Honeywell believes that its track record in supporting air transport development in China stands it in good stead to pioneer the expansion of business aviation too. “Honeywell has been a pioneer in [business aviation] support in China,” said Rishiraj Singh, the avionics and engine manufacturer’s director and business leader in the Asia Pacific and China region.
Seletar Aerospace Park
Dallas Airmotive has opened a regional turbine center (RTC) on Singapore’s Seletar Aerospace Park. It offers authorized Honeywell major periodic inspection service for the TFE731 and line maintenance on TFE731, CFE738 and HTF7000 engines and on 36-series, RE100 and RE220 APUs. The facility is also a First Support global technical support center to handle AOG and other field-related service requests.
ST Aerospace has begun construction on an expansion to its facility at Singapore’s Seletar Aerospace Park. It will include a general aviation hangar, simulator center for pilot training, facilities for aviation technical training and a VIP facility for air charter customers. ST Aerospace expects to complete the project by year-end. The 42,600-sq-ft hangar will double current capacity to service business jets, helicopters and light aircraft.
ST Aerospace broke ground on a $26 million expansion of its complex at Singapore’s Seletar Aerospace Park on Tuesday. The additions will include a purpose-built general aviation aircraft hangar, pilot-training simulator center, facilities for aviation technical training and a VIP area for air charter customers. The company expects all of the new buildings to be finished by year-end.
Anyone doubting the strategic value of Singapore’s near-Equatorial location as a Asia Pacific aerospace base need only visit the island state’s industrial and business estates, including the new Seletar Aerospace Park, to see how many original equipment manufacturers and aircraft and engine maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) companies have set up regional shops here.
Dallas Airmotive opened its Singapore Regional Turbine Center (RTC) at Seletar Airport on Monday and expects business to come from some 650 jets in Asia including a mix of pre-owned jets and an ever-increasing new general aviation planes being purchased by China and emerging economies.
The new Rolls-Royce factory in Singapore could be producing half of the company’s large commercial engines by the middle of this decade. The 1.65-million-sq-ft campus at Seletar Airport has cost more than $450 million to build, with some of the funding coming from the island republic’s Economic Development Board. Rolls-Royce managers expect to assemble engines and make fan blades more efficiently here than in the UK, thanks to the clean-sheet, all-under-one-roof building designs.
Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong officially opened Rolls-Royce’s latest factory on Monday. The S$700 million ($555 million) Rolls-Royce Seletar Campus, situated at the Seletar Aerospace Park in the north of Singapore, is designed to double the engine manufacturer’s Trent engine output to more than 500 a year. In addition to engine assembly and test, the campus also houses fan blade manufacturing, research and training activities.
Conversion of the old Seletar airfield (situated on the north of the island, about 25 minutes drive from Changi) into a modern aerospace complex continues here in Singapore. Phase two of the government-sponsored redevelopment is nearly finished, and four companies that have moved into new facilities are showing them off to airshow visitors and local guests this week.
MAJ Aviation held a grand opening for its new general aviation center at Seletar Aerospace Park on February 10. The new hangar is designed to house MAJ’s aircraft storage and MRO operation, as well as FBO services and offices for flight training providers such as Discovery Flying Club.
A unique feature of the MAJ hangar is a two-story carousel-style aircraft parking system. The two levels of the carousel can hold up to 14 aircraft, which are loaded onto the top level by a hydraulic lift platform that sinks flush into the floor of the hangar when not in use.