Textron Aviation continues to increase its plate of jet and turboprop offerings at its Singapore Service Center with a number of new key authorizations from authorities across the Asia-Pacific region, as well as from the U.S. FAA. These authorizations enable the Textron Aviation facility at Singapore Seletar Airport to support Cessna Citations and Caravans, in addition to Beechcraft King Airs, registered in Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam, Papua New Guinea, and the U.S., the company said.
The latest authorizations cover Indonesia-registered Citation XLS series, King Air 200 and 300 series, and Caravans; Philippines-registered King Air 200 and 300 series; Vietnam-registered King Air 300 series; Papua New Guinea-registered Caravans; and, U.S.-registered Citation 525, 560, and 680 series, King Air 200 and 300 series, and Caravans.
The authorizations are particularly important as the Textron Aviation fleet has grown to nearly 1,500 aircraft in Asia-Pacific, the company said. “As we expand our regional presence, customers are benefitting from local, factory-direct service and support,” said Don Alvord, president, Asia-Pacific operations for Textron Aviation. “We are wholly committed to this region and, in the coming months, we anticipate additional service authorizations, which advances our dedication to delivering comprehensive service and support to this customer base.”
Along with the latest round of approvals, the Singapore facility has held authorizations for certain of its aircraft from aviation authorities in Singapore, Thailand, Canada, Australia, Malaysia, and India. The company further supports aircraft in the region with Go Teams and a parts warehouse and distribution hub at the center. Textron Aviation has tripled the number of parts at the facility since the beginning of the year and has made available online direct ordering of parts.