ST Aerospace opens aviation center in Singapore
MRO provider ST Aerospace officially opened its new aviation center at Singapore’s Seletar Aerospace Park (SAP).
With an expanded footprint occupying more than 75,000 square meters (807,293 square feet), ST Aerospace becomes the second largest tenant in SAP.
“Seletar is the birthplace of our operations 38 years ago,” Chang Cheow Teck, president of ST Aerospace, said. “Today’s celebration is especially meaningful to us as we unveil a new chapter, with a larger footprint for ST Aerospace. Over the years, we have grown our capacity and capabilities from depot maintenance for military operators and general aviation maintenance to now offering a full suite of airline, business aviation and helicopter airframe maintenance and modification, pilot and technical crew training, VIP air charter, special operations and air ambulance services. This enlarged Seletar presence will enable ST Aerospace to serve our customers better in Singapore, given a broader range of aviation and training services.”
This center is the result of a US$26.6-million, two-year effort.
ST Aerospace’s footprint in SAP includes hangars and facilities that can handle up to 11 narrow-body aircraft and 24 general aviation aircraft simultaneously. The three-story aviation center houses a collection of air charter, ground training, flight training and support facilities. The complex is equipped with computer-based training suites for Air Transport Pilot License and entry-level ground training, as well as a simulator center that can accommodate up to six full flight simulators.
With the addition of the center, ST Aerospace will expand its technical crew training business in the next phase of development, which will add classrooms and computer-based training facilities in the complex.
“I am delighted that ST Aerospace is continuing to expand and enhance its operations in Seletar Aerospace Park,” Lim Kok Kiang, assistant managing director, Economic Development Board, said. “This new aviation center will strengthen ST Aerospace’s integrated aftermarket capabilities, and better enable the company to capture market opportunities in the growing Asia Pacific market. Singapore is strongly committed to the aerospace industry, and will continue to invest heavily in developing infrastructure, talent and a conducive business environment for the industry to thrive.”