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ST Aerospace Opens New Aviation Centre in Singapore

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ST Aerospace has opened its new aviation centre at Singapores Seletar Aerospace Park. With an expanded Seletar footprint occupying over 75,000 sqm, ST Aerospace becomes the second largest tenant and the only integrated aviation service provider in Seletar Aerospace Park.

Seletar is the birthplace of our operations 38 years ago ... 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, said Chang Cheow Teck, President, ST Aerospace.

The new centre is the result of a $26.6m, two-year effort to enhance ST Aerospaces Seletar capabilities in response to the growing international demand for aircraft maintenance, business aviation, air charter, commercial pilot training, as well as technical crew training services.

ST Aerospaces current footprint in Seletar Aerospace Park includes hangars and facilities that can handle up to 11 narrow-body aircraft and 24 general aviation aircraft simultaneously.

Building on a strong heritage as a military depot maintenance provider, ST Aerospace is today recognised as a centre of excellence for aircraft maintenance and 757-200SF freighter conversions, having redelivered in excess of 1,900 aircraft to commercial and military aircraft operators, from its Seletar facility.

The new three-storey aviation centre houses a comprehensive suite of air charter, ground training, flight training and support facilities. The complex features a modern VIP customer lounge and a 24/7 centralised operations centre for its air charter business.

With a growing fleet of six business jets and a helicopter, ST Aerospace has been providing executive air travel and air ambulance services to the region.

Leveraging its in-house flight dispatch and supporting services, the company is moving into aircraft management, at the same time exploring further fleet expansion to support the growing international air charter demand.

The newly built complex is equipped with state-of-the-art computer-based training suites for Air Transport Pilot Licence and entry level ground training, as well as a simulator centre that can accommodate up to six full flight simulators. Two training devices were recently commissioned to support ST Aerospaces Multi-Crew Pilot Licence (MPL) phase II training. One of them is an Airbus A320 full flight simulator, and the other a customised fixed-base A320 FFT X - MPL simulator featuring the latest simulator technology and a fully type-specific cockpit.

Today, ST Aerospaces pilot training academy has graduated over 300 cadets, who are now flying for major commercial airlines globally. This is in addition to the 230 transport and helicopter pilots ST Aerospace has trained for its military customers.

With the addition of the aviation centre, ST Aerospace will be expanding its technical crew training business in the next phase of development, which will add classrooms and computer-based training facilities in the complex. Approved by Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore and European Aviation Safety Agency as Part 147 maintenance training organisation, ST Aerospace has trained some 3,000 engineers and technicians, and conducted over 150 basic and type rating courses.

Extending its role in Seletar Aerospace Park as an integrated aviation service provider, ST Aerospace has plans to become a fixed-base operator (FBO), providing ground handling, hangaring, maintenance, flight instruction and other support services to general aviation aircraft operators.

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