Jet Aviation is on the verge of expanding its operation at Singapore’s Seletar Aerospace Park. The company’s second hangar is at the conceptual phase and will be built on land adjacent to its existing FBO/MRO facility.
“We’ll probably get our final specification for the 4,000-6,000-sq.-meter hangar development sometime after the Singapore air show, around March, and be operational by the fourth quarter of 2013,” says Christof Späth, Jet Aviation EMEA and Asia SVP of MRO and FBO services.
New to the operation from this month is a shop-within-a-shop, which sees Dallas Airmotive working alongside Jet at the site. Jet Aviation Singapore is an authorized service center and warranty repair facility for Gulfstreams; an authorizedCitation and Caravan service station; an authorized service facility for ’s Challenger, and Global series; and a BBJ line maintenance station.
Dallas Airmotive brings its engine repair and overhaul expertise as a new-authorized engine service center. The company offers line maintenance and major periodic inspections on Honeywell TFE731 turbofans, and line maintenance on CFE738 and HTF7000 engines and GTCP 36, RE100 and RE220 APUs.
Asked about expanding into other parts of Asia, Späth says he wants to grow Jet Aviation’s facility at Hong Kong, which “seems to be the next hot spot. It’s where we have our biggest managed fleet of around 20 aircraft, including others based in Singapore,” he says.
“We’ve had good growth over the last two years and we would hope this will continue, but we need a set-up in China to develop a solution for Chinese customers,” he told Aviation Week’s ShowNews.