Posted on: 14 February 2012 by Mark Howells
Fokker Services Asia has opened its new Centre of Excellence for regional aircraft maintenance in the Seletar Aerospace Park in Singapore.
The new hangar, which according to Fokker Services Asia managing director Raj Ramanujam, can take two Fokker 100s plus one turboprop at the same time, replaces the company’s old facility at the East Camp site. Fokker Services Asia has taken a 10-year lease with an option to extend on the 80 metre free-span hangar and office complex, which was built at a cost of S$11 million.
Peter Somers, president of Fokker Services, reported that being told that Fokker Services Asia had to vacate East Camp was “a blessing in disguise” as it pushed the company into a decision as to how it wished to develop within the region. “And Fokker Services Asia is already planning an expansion to its offering by setting up component services and logistics businesses in other facilities with Seletar Aerospace Park,” he added.
In addition to providing support to all Fokker aircraft in the region at the new hangar, Fokker Services aims to become a recognised service facility for a current OEM and is in negotiations to achieve that goal.
Bernie Baldwin, editor, Low-Fare & Regional Airlines/LARAnews.net