Bell Helicopter and Cessna will open a combined sales and service center later this year at Seletar Aerospace Park.

The facility will handle business jet and helicopter MRO, marking the Textron companies’ first factory-owned service center in Asia-Pacific.

The 48,700-sq.-meter (160,000-sq.-ft.) complex of hangar, office, storage and maintenance space will employ 90 technicians and office workers when fully operational.

“We’re investing significantly in human capital and facilities,” says Trevor Esling, Cessna’s vice president of sales for Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. “We expect to open in a few months.”

“Over the last two to three years,” Esling says, “we’ve seen business develop in all the neighboring countries: Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Vietnam. “They’re all beginning to wake up to business aviation.”