Jet Aviation Singapore celebrates opening of new 7,500-square-meter hangar
Jet Aviation Singapore hosted a grand opening celebration on site at the new hangar facility on Saturday.
Following a year of construction under a design-build contract with Aircraft Support Industries (ASI), Jet Aviation Singapore is now operating in its new USD$25 million state-of-the-art hangar facility at Seletar Aerospace Park.
The new 5,000 square-meter hangar, erected adjacent to the company’s existing 2,700 square-meter hangar, was built in direct response to growing demand for large, long-range business jets in the region. Now able to accommodate aircraft such as the Boeing Business Jet (BBJ) and Airbus Corporate Jet (ACJ), the hangar permits up to five Gulfstream G650 or five Bombardier Global Express 7000 aircraft. Its apron has direct access to the tarmac and has also been expanded by 9,300 square meters.
“This investment really underscores our commitment to meeting our customers’ requirements in Asia,” said Rob Smith, President of the Jet Aviation Group. “We look forward to working with our partners for many years to come and to serving our customers from this and the rest of our global network of facilities. Our highest priority remains the safety and security of our customers.”
With a band, acrobatic performers and lion dancers on hand to bring luck and prosperity to the new facilities, the Grand Opening was attended by over 150 people, including Guest of Honor Mr. Heah Soon Poh, Assistant Chief Executive Officer of Singapore’s JTC Corporation (JTC); Mr. Tan Kong Hwee, Deputy Director, Transport Engineering, Economic Development Board (EDB) of Singapore; Rob Smith, president, Jet Aviation; Gary Dolski, vice president and general manager, Jet Aviation Singapore; and OEM representatives, staff and customers, and members of the press.