ST Aerospace expands at Seletar

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Company brakes ground for new facilities

ST
Aerospace broke ground to expand at Singapore
Seletar Aerospace
Park.  New facilities
include a general aviation aircraft hangar, simulator centre for pilot
training, facilities for aviation technical training and a VIP facility for air
charter customers.  Costing an estimated $26m, the facilities are expected
to be ready by the end of 2012.

The
new hangar will double ST Aerospace’s current capacity to service business
jets, helicopters and light aircraft.  In total, ST Aerospace will be able
to handle up to 24 general aviation aircraft and 11 narrow-body aircraft at any
one time at its Seletar facility.

ST
Aerospace supports a range of general aviation aircraft, including business
jets, helicopters and light aircraft.  Besides serving third-party
commercial customers, the new hangar will also support ST Aerospace’s growing
fleet of air charter aircraft, which includes two Bombardier Learjets, two
Beechcraft King Air C90, one Eurocopter EC120 and one Gulfstream G550 aircraft.

ST
Aerospace has also leased a plot of land opposite its current site, which will
be further developed to house a full suite of training and support facilities
for its commercial pilot and technical training businesses. The new
facilities include a simulator centre that can house six full flight simulators
and one full size fixed base simulator, as well as computer-based training
wired-up rooms for both Air Transport Pilot Licence and entry level ground
training. The first Airbus A320 simulator will be ready for roll-in by the
end of 2012.

Additionally,
the new site will house a VIP lounge for ST Aerospace’s air charter customers,
training facilities for aviation technical training and an administration
building for its MRO management and support staff.  Construction at this
site will start in March 2012 and is expected to be completed by the end of
2012.

Chang
Cheow Teck, president of ST Aerospace said “ST Aerospace has a long and rich
history in Seletar that dates back 1975. Over the years, our Seletar base
has expanded beyond just providing aircraft MRO services to also include air
charter and pilot training.  This capacity expansion will strengthen our
global capacity to better support our customers in the various areas of our
core business.”

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