Jet Aviation Singapore triples maintenance hangar size in Singapore’s Seletar Aerospace Park

Singapore / February 05, 2013 – Jet Aviation Singapore is building a hangar adjacent to its current facilities in Seletar Aerospace Park, bringing the total hangar size to 7,500 sq m. Set to be operational in early 2014, the new facility will add two floors of shops and offices covering a gross area of 2,500 sq m and approximately 9,300 sq m to its apron.

In response to growing demand in Asia, Jet Aviation Singapore is building a new maintenance hangar alongside its current maintenance and FBO operation in Seletar Aerospace Park. The existing hangar will be integrated into the new hangar, and will incorporate two stories of office space in addition to new battery, tire, upholstery and woodworking back shops, including two paint spray booths. The new maintenance hangar will encompass 7,500 sq m (97,500 sq ft), tripling the size of the current hangar.

Jet Aviation Singapore recently hosted a ground-breaking ceremony to celebrate the commencement of construction of the new maintenance hangar. The event was attended by over 150 people, including Dan Clare, president, Jet Aviation; Gary Dolski, vice president and general manager, Jet Aviation Singapore; Lim Kok Kiang, executive director, Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB); and Leow Thiam Seng, director, Singapore Jurong Town Corporation.

The new hangar will have an arched roof reaching 24 m at its highest point – tall enough to accommodate a BBJ/ACJ aircraft. With direct access to the tarmac, the hangar’s apron will also be expanded by 9,300 sq m to allow Jet Aviation Singapore to better accommodate large aircraft.

“Our additional hangar space will permit up to five G650 or five Global Express 7000 aircraft and clearly improves our ability to accommodate large, long-range business jets, which are the preferred aircraft in the region," says Gary Dolski. "This expansion further highlights our commitment to providing our clients the most benefit through continuous focus on quality, service, comforts and standards.

“We worked in close cooperation with Singapore’s Economic Development Board and JTC Corporation, the national developer of industrial infrastructure, to finalize our lease and conclude this expansion project agreement,” Dolski adds. “Their support is very much appreciated and we look forward to working with them in the future.”

On behalf of the Economic Development Board, Lim Kok Kiang said, “We are delighted by Jet Aviation’s decision to expand its presence in Singapore. We are committed to working with MRO companies like Jet Aviation to tap into Singapore’s skilled talent, supporting infrastructure and connectivity to better serve their regional customers.”

The JTC’s Leow Thiam Seng congratulated Jet Aviation on building its new extended hangar, noting, “With the new facility catering to larger aircraft, Jet Aviation is well-positioned to embrace the growth of MRO and business aviation in the region. This expansion reaffirms the company’s confidence in Singapore and will boost the strength of the aerospace cluster in Seletar Aerospace Park.”

Seletar Aerospace Park has been developed by JTC to support Singapore’s growing aerospace industry. It is a dedicated 320-hectare park that aims to host an integrated aerospace industry cluster incorporating aerospace MRO; design and manufacturing of aircraft systems and components; business and general aviation activities; as well as training and R&D.

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. The company is an authorized service center and warranty repair facility for the Gulfstream series; an authorized Cessna Citation and Caravan service station; an authorized service facility for the Bombardier Challenger, Learjet and Global series and a Boeing BBJ line maintenance station; and carries maintenance approvals from 13 airworthiness authorities. 

Located at Seletar Airport, the company also offers FBO services in Singapore at Seletar and Changi International airports. In Asia, Jet Aviation operates an additional MRO facility in Hong Kong.

Jet Aviation, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), was founded in Switzerland in 1967 and is one of the leading business aviation services companies in the world. More than 4,500 employees cater to client needs from 21 airport facilities throughout Europe, the Middle East, Asia and North and South America. The company provides maintenance, completions and refurbishment, engineering, FBO and fuel services, along with aircraft management, charter services, aircraft sales and personnel services. Jet Aviation's European and U.S. aircraft management and charter divisions jointly operate a fleet of more than 250 aircraft.

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