Jet Aviation Singapore expects to start serving customers at its new hangar facilities in Seletar Aerospace Park in April 2014. With the new addition, the hangar space is tripled to a total of 7500 sq m, further adding 4,060 sq m of shops and offices and nearly 9,400 sq m to its apron.
The new 24m-high hangar has direct access to the tarmac and will better accommodate aircraft such as the Boeing Business Jet (BBJ) and Airbus Corporate Jet (ACJ) and permit up to five Gulfstream G650 or five Bombardier Global Express 7000 aircraft.
Construction of the new hangar, which is being managed by Aircraft Support Industries (ASI) under a design/build contract, began in May 2013. ASI recently stressed the arch of the roof, establishing a solid load- bearing roof to which the remaining building structure can be affixed and clad. The new 7,500 sq m facility will incorporate Jet Aviation Singapore’s current maintenance and FBO operation at Seletar Aerospace Park is set to be operational in early April 2014.
“Given growing regional demand and a strong market preference for larger, long-range business jets, our expanded facility will enable us to better serve the needs of our business aviation customers,” says Gary Dolski, vice president and general manager of Jet Aviation Singapore. “Throughout this project we’ve been cooperating with Singapore’s Economic Development Board (EDB) and JTC Corporation (JTC), the national developer of industrial infrastructure, and we look forward to their continued support as we go operational.”
The JTC’s director of Aerospace, Marine & CleanTech Cluster, Mr. Leow Thiam Seng, notes, “An investment of this magnitude is sure to promote MRO and business aviation in the region and ultimately strengthen the aerospace cluster at Seletar Aerospace Park.”