Jet Aviation launches new hangar project at Seletar Aerospace Park in Singapore

November 7, 2016 Photo(s): By Jet Aviation
From left: Lindy Heng, Head of Transport Engineering; See Seng Wan, General Manager, Changi Airport Group; John Riggir, Vice President and General Manager of Jet Aviation’s Singapore facility; Mark Langbein, Managing Director, ASI; Periyanayakam.Samuvale, the longest-serving Jet Aviation employee in Singapore, who helped launch its first hangar; and William Forwood, Managing Director, MERx

Jet Aviation recently held a hand-over ceremony to commemorate the launch of a third new hangar at its Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) and Fixed Base Operator (FBO) facility at Seletar Aerospace Park in Singapore. The project slated for completion in November 2017 will add 3,850 square meters of hangar space to the facility, as well as 380 square meters to the Interior Shop and additional space for equipment and storage.

In cooperation with the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) and Jurong Town Council (JTC), the land managers at Seletar Aerospace Park, Jet Aviation launched a new construction project to build a third hangar at its integrated MRO and FBO facility in Singapore. The new 3,850 square-meter hangar will be constructed adjacent to the current site by Aircraft Support Industries (ASI) under a design-build contract that will be managed by MERx Construction. These are the same companies that were involved in the building of the company’s second hangar in 2014. Representatives of the three companies and EDB met on site for a ribbon-cutting ceremony earlier today, where land access was officially ceded to ASI and MERx.

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.

“As with our second hangar at 1071 West Camp Road, 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 Stefan Benz, senior vice president and general manager of Jet Aviation’s MRO and FBO operations in EMEA & Asia. "The new hangar will significantly boost the capacity of our maintenance, FBO and parking operations.”

Jet Aviation Group President Rob Smith added, “This expansion project has been fully supported by EDB and JTC for which we are very grateful. We’ve been working closely with EDB since going operational here in Singapore 20 years ago and we look forward to earning their ongoing support for years to come.”

EDB Director of Transport Engineering Tan Kong Hwee was expressly enthusiastic, noting, “We welcome Jet Aviation’s investment in a third hangar at Seletar Aerospace Park. Singapore’s MRO capabilities and highly skilled workforce as well as our strategic location has enabled companies like Jet Aviation to capture growth opportunities in business aviation services in Asia Pacific. Jet Aviation’s expansion is a strong testament to Singapore’s reputation as a global aerospace hub.”