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SINGAPORE AIR SHOW
Bombardier bolstered its presence in
Singapore and the Asia-Pacific region
with the opening of its new wholly owned
business aircraft service centre at Seletar
Regionally-based Bombardier customers
operating Learjet, Challenger and Global
business aircraft stand to benefit from the
dedicated service centre's presence at
Bombardier customers will also have
access to an extensive range of service
capabilities at the facility, from scheduled
and unscheduled heavy maintenance and
avionics installations, to aircraft on the
ground (AOG) support and modifications.
Bombardier is experiencing growing
demand for its aircraft in Singapore and the
Asia Pacific, with around 250 Bombardier
jets operating in Greater China, the Asia
Pacific and India.
The facility will have 3,000 m2 of hangar
space, 3,500 m2 of dedicated ramp space
and 3,500 m2 of warehouse, workshop and
office space. It will employ 40 people.
The new service centre is the 10th
worldwide for Bombardier, and the second
to be located outside North America.
Bombardier's has also signed an On-Site
Support Agreement with Flying Colours
Corp., to offer comprehensive interior
refurbishment services to all its regional
Learjet, Challenger and Global business
aircraft customers at the facility.
Canadian-based Flying Colours
Corp. offers a complete range of
business aircraft (BA) restoration
services, from aircraft maintenance and
refurbishments to completions.
By joining forces at Seletar Airport, the
Bombardier service centre will be able
to effectively offer the full gamut of BA
services, including airframe, avionics,
engine, interior and painting.
The two Canadian companies have been
partners since 2012, when Flying Colours
Corp. was appointed a Bombardier BA
Authorised Service Facility. -- Benn Marks
Jet Aviation expects to open its vastly
expanded facility in Seletar Aerospace
Park in April, tripling the amount of
available hangar space.
The new facility will have a 7,500m2
hangar, 4,060m2 of shops and offices and
nearly 9,400m2 of apron space. The old
facility is incorporated on the side of the
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
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. -- Colin Baker
Bombardier opens biz jet centre
Jet Aviation triples up
The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS), inaugurated the
New Singapore Air Traffic Control Centre (SATCC). LORADS III from
Thales is a key system of the new SATCC.
The system was handed over to CAAS in May 2013 and has now
assumed full control of Singapore's airspace following a successful
deployment programme. Thales says that LORADS III marks a
generational shift in ATM technology. "Building on previous successes
in the region, including nationwide deployment in Taiwan and ongoing
enhancements and upgrades to The Australian Advanced Air Traffic
System (TAAATS), it will play a critical role in enabling CAAS to
manage significant future air traffic growth in a safer, more efficient
and environmentally friendly way."
Featuring significant levels of automation and sophistication, the
technology and operational concepts of the TopSky-ATC system
enable LORADS III to achieve the minimum permitted aircraft
separation standards, resulting in quicker landings while enabling
outbound traffic to continue on safely without delay, reducing both
flight time and emissions.
Thales says that combined with unprecedented system
redundancy for continuous smooth operation, LORADS III provides
CAAS with vital business continuity in all situations as well as other
additional features developed specifically with Singapore's needs
in mind. The system is designed to meet the exponential increase in
the number of flights expected over the coming years. -- Colin Baker
CAAS inaugurates new
ales ATC system
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