Jet Aviation Celebrates Grand Opening of Hangar 3 at Singapore Airshow 2018
SINGAPORE / February 8, 2018 – Jet Aviation is pleased to announce its third hangar project at Seletar Aerospace Park in Singapore is now in operation. The company hosted a grand opening ceremony at the facility during the Singapore Airshow on February 7, 2018. With this third hangar, the company has total hangar space in Singapore of 11,650 square meters.
Jet Aviation tripled its capacity in Singapore with the opening of a second hangar in 2014, a 5,000-square- meter maintenance facility. The company began operating its third, 3,850-square-meter hangar in December 2017. The two newest hangars were built in cooperation with the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) and Jurong Town Council (JTC) Corporation in direct response to growing demand for large, long-range business jets in the region.
Bringing much needed aircraft service capacity to the region, hangar two permits up to five Gulfstream G650 or five Bombardier Global Express 7000 aircraft. Hangar three can accommodate an additional two Boeing Business Jets (BBJs) or Airbus Corporate Jets (ACJs), or five Gulfstream G550 aircraft. It features a larger, upgraded Interior Shop, including a 300-square-meter extension for drying rooms, a new soft goods area and Wood Shop, and also adds 315 square meters of storage space.
“Jet Aviation is fully committed to meeting the needs of our customers as close to demand as possible,” said John Riggir, general manager of Jet Aviation's MRO and FBO facility in Singapore and vice president of the company's operations in Asia. ”Whether that means investing in infrastructure or the latest technologies, we remain focused on meeting their requirements to the highest quality and safety standards — which this new hangar clearly demonstrates.”
Jet Aviation was named Best MRO (Singapore / Hong Kong) at the Asian Business Aviation Association’s (AsBAA) Icons of Aviation Asia Awards in November 2017. A month later, it was designated a Boeing Business Jet (BBJ) Authorized Warranty Repair Facility and BBJ Factory Authorized Service Center (ASC), joining the company’s previously appointed BBJ ASCs in Basel, Dubai and Geneva. The facility has also recently been approved as an Upholsterer of Rockwell Collins (formerly B/E Areospace) 16G seating.
Lim Kok Kiang, Assistant Managing Director of Singapore Economic Development Board, said, “We are glad that Jet Aviation has made the decision to expand in Singapore. The opening of the new hanger will enable Jet Aviation to capture greater opportunities in the growing Business Aviation MRO market in Asia Pacific. This is an excellent example of how companies can tap into Singapore’s connectivity, pro-business environment and skilled talent to facilitate their regional expansion.”
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 Boeing BBJ series and the Gulfstream series, and an Authorized Service Center for the Nextant 400XT aircraft. 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. More than 4,000 employees cater to client needs from some 30 airport facilities throughout Europe, the Middle East, Asia, North America and the Caribbean. The company provides maintenance, completions and refurbishment, 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 300+ aircraft. Please visit www.jetaviation.com and follow us on twitter: http://twitter.com/jetaviation.