Multinational aerospace manufacturing company, Bombardier, announced plans to more than quadruple the current footprint of its Singapore Service Center with an investment of SGD 85 million (USD 63 million). It will transform the facility into a high-capacity, one-stop-shop super center, offering its customers a full gamut of maintenance, refurbishment and modification services required throughout an aircraft’s life, directly on site.
The area of the Service Center located at Seletar Aerospace Park which opened in 2014, will be increased from 100,000 sq. ft. (9,260 sq m to approximately 430,000 sq. ft. (40,000 sq m) by 2020. The expansion will introduce exceptional new customer facilities, a full-service 37,000 sq. ft. (3,500 sq m) paint facility, advanced interior finishing capabilities, with key support functions, such as training, sales and customer support and an expanded portfolio of component, repair and overhaul (CR&O) services. It will also offer heavy structural and composite repair capabilities, in addition to a 10,000 sq.ft. (929 sq m) integrated parts depot. The new expanded center will be capable of supporting more than 2,000 visits annually. The groundbreaking of the expansion will occur on February 27, 2019 and the facility is expected to be operational in 2020.
The Singapore Service Center currently employs more than 150 staff, including 100 licensed engineers and technicians, and has received more than 20 certifications and authorizations from international regulators to service the full range of Bombardier Global, Challenger and Learjet aircraft including the largest, most luxurious and longest range business jet ever built, the flagship Global 7500 aircraft. In addition to offering scheduled and unscheduled maintenance and aircraft on ground (AOG) support, the Singapore Service Center is recognized as a center of excellence for complex retrofit work, including avionics and Ka-band installations.
(Sources: Bombardier; Business Times)