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SINGAPORE – Jet Aviation is on schedule to complete its third new hangar at Seletar Aerospace Park in Singapore by November 2017. The 3,850-square-meter tenant hangar will accommodate up to two BBJs or five Gulfstream G550 aircraft, and further adds 380 square meters to the Interior Shop as well as providing space for equipment and storage.
Construction of the third new hangar alongside Jet Aviation’s current MRO and FBO operation at Seletar Aerospace Park in Singapore is currently underway and on track. The hangar is slated for completion in November 2017.
The hangar is being constructed by Aircraft Support Industries (ASI) under a design-build contract that is being managed by MERx Construction, the same two companies Jet Aviation worked with on its second hangar project in 2014. Thus far, the foundation has been laid and the two-story annex shell structure and all temporary structures have been erected.
With the new hangar, the Singapore facility will have a total hangar space of 11,650 square meters, with hangar three equipped to accommodate an additional two Boeing Business Jet (BBJ) aircraft or five Gulfstream G550 aircraft. The project also provides 315 square meters of storage space, while adding 380 square meters to the Interior Shop, nearly doubling its existing footprint for a total of 860 square meters. It will further incorporate a new workflow and state-of-the-art air conditioning and humidity control system to maintain humidity levels well below 50 percent.
“We are building this third hangar to meet the growing demand in the region for business aviation services, particularly for large, long-range business jets," says John Riggir, vice president and general manager of Jet Aviation’s MRO and FBO facility in Singapore. "The new hangar will significantly boost the capacity of our maintenance, FBO and parking operations.”
Jet Aviation Singapore provides scheduled and unscheduled maintenance, aircraft repair, defect troubleshooting and rectifications and aircraft modifications. In addition, the company offers interior refurbishment, avionics modification and exterior painting services. Jet Aviation Singapore holds repair station approvals from various countries, including FAA #J8MY465N and EASA #145.0461. It is a Factory Authorized Service Center and Warranty Repair Facility for the Gulfstream series, an Authorized Service Center for the Nextant 400XT aircraft and a Boeing BBJ line maintenance station. It further supports Bombardier Challenger 300 / 600 / 601 / 604 / 605 series, Bombardier Global Express and XRS, Global 5000, 6000, and Bombardier Learjet 30 / 35 / 40 / 45 / 50 / 60 series aircraft. Located at Seletar Airport, the company also offers FBO services in Singapore at Seletar and Changi International airports.
Jet Aviation, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), was founded in Basel, Switzerland in 1967 and is one of the leading business aviation services companies in the world. Close to 4,500 employees cater to client needs from close to 30 airport facilities throughout Europe, the Middle East, Asia, North America and the Caribbean. The company provides maintenance, completions and refurbishment, engineering, FBO and fuel services, along with aircraft management, charter and staffing services. Jet Aviation's European and U.S. aircraft management and charter divisions jointly manage a fleet of more than 300 aircraft. Please visit www.jetaviation.com and follow us on twitter: http://twitter.com/jetaviation.