Nov 5, 2012
ST Aerospace is adding a narrow-body aircraft hangar at its Changi facility in Singapore. The total investment in the hangar and associated equipment amounts to $11m. The new hangar is expected to be operational by the end of third quarter 2013.
At over 3,600 sq.m, the new hangar will be able to accommodate two narrow-body aircraft such as the Boeing 737 and Airbus A320, contributing an additional 200,000 man-hours annually.
The capacity expansion is in response to robust demand for ST Aerospace’s line and base maintenance services at Changi, especially from the growing fleet of low-cost carriers which typically operate narrow-body aircraft.
Apart from Changi, ST Aerospace operates two other airframe maintenance, repair and overhaul facilities in Singapore located in Seletar Aerospace Park and Paya Lebar. In February this year, it commenced construction to expand its Seletar facility. The additions in Seletar include a new purpose-built General Aviation aircraft hangar, simulator centre for pilot training, centre for aviation technical training and VIP facility for air charter customers. The Seletar construction is expected to complete in the first half of 2013.
When the additions in Seletar and Changi are both ready, ST Aerospace’s global commercial airframe capacity will stand at 30 wide-body aircraft, 33 narrow-body aircraft and 24 General Aviation aircraft.