Thales’ newly expanded facility in Changi, Singapore consolidates all avionics production and MRO activities under one roof.
In the past year, Thales in Singapore has grown its repair volume by over 30 percent. It also provides a Customer Support Centre (CSC) for the Diehl’s Singaporean subsidiary, set up in November last year to better serve its regional customers. The CSC has been operational since the beginning of the year.
The widened scope of the extended partnership increases Thales’ repair volume in Singapore to an estimated 40,000 pieces of equipment per year, making Singapore the Group’s largest centre for avionics maintenance and repair services worldwide.
“The expanded Thales facility is testament to Singapore’s continued strength as an aerospace hub for Asia Pacific and an excellent example of how we can partner OEMs to facilitate their regional expansion. Companies can tap on Singapore’s connectivity, pro-business environment and pool of skilled talent, to be closer to their customers and harness the growth of the regional aviation market,” said Eric Huber, Thales vice presiden and general manager for Avionics Services Worldwide activities.
Singapore houses one of three avionics repair sites for the Group, with the other two located in Chatellerault, France and Piscataway, USA.