Posted on: 09 May 2019 by Chloe Greenbank
Universal Aviation Singapore has officially opened its Seletar Business Aviation Centre (SBAC) and new operations office at Seletar Airport in northeastern Singapore.
Describing the official grand opening as a “historic moment in the history of business aviation in Singapore,” Greg Evans, chairman, Universal Weather and Aviation Inc. also said “this beautiful facility will raise the bar for airports in the region by offering an elevated level of privacy, efficiency, and luxury for business aviation operators.”
He also suggested that Seletar’s new business aviation wing “positions Singapore as the most business aviation friendly country in the region.”
SBAC operations will be managed by a joint venture (JV) consortium, which includes SATS Seletar Aviation Services (SSAS), made up of Universal Aviation Singapore, SATS, and Jet Aviation.
The new business aviation facility is located in Seletar Airport’s new terminal, with Universal Aviation Singapore’s new operations centre located on the first floor and featuring an integrated crew rest lounge.
“Our clients asked for a better experience in Singapore, and we’re proud to have partnered with SATS and Jet Aviation to help deliver it,” said Evans. He also credited Changi Airport Group (which manages Seletar Airport) with recognising the “unique needs and challenges of business aviation operators” and thanked them for their support in establishing the facility.
The official opening of the SBAC and Universal Aviation Singapore’s new operations offices caps a busy 18 months at Seletar, said Yvonne Chan, Managing Director, Universal Aviation Singapore.
“We’ve made significant infrastructure and training investments at Seletar in order to continue to support our clients’ critical missions,” said Chan. “In 2018, we earned accreditation under the International Standard for Business Aircraft Handling (IS-BAH) program and we just recently purchased a brand new tow-barless lektro tug capable of handling aircraft up to a B737 or A320 – the first of this model in Singapore.”