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Pratt & Whitney’s Singapore Engine Center Achieves 7,600 Engine Overhaul Milestone

Pratt & Whitney has overhauled more than 7,600 engines at its Singapore engine center, marking a significant milestone in the center’s history. The engine center, Pratt & Whitney Eagle Services Asia, is a joint venture between Pratt & Whitney and SIA Engineering Company. Pratt & Whitney is a division of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). Over three decad...

IATA Achieves Key NewGen ISS Milestone

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that the IATA Passenger Agency Conference (PAConf) adopted Resolutions supporting the development of the New Generation of IATA Settlement Systems (NewGen ISS). “IATA Settlement Systems are the financial back office of the air transport industry. Since its introduction 45 years ago, the Billing and...

SIA Engineering Posts Group Profit Of $198.4M For 1st Quarter 2016-17

GROUP EARNINGS SIAEC Group posted a profit attributable to owners of the parent of $198.4 million for the quarter ended 30 June 2016, an increase of $157.1 million. During the quarter, the Group made a $141.6 million gain from the divestment of its 10% stake in Hong Kong Aero Engine Services Ltd (“HAESL”) to Rolls-Royce Overseas Holdings Limited (“RROH”) and Ho...

Singapore Airlines Adds Dusseldorf To Route Network

Dusseldorf has become the third German city in Singapore Airlines’ route network, with the arrival of flight SQ338 from Singapore this morning. The new route is being served with the latest-generation aircraft to join the Singapore Airlines fleet, the Airbus A350-900. The first service departed Singapore Changi Airport at around 11:40 p.m. local time July 21 and arrived at Dusseldorf Airp...

Jet Aviation delivers second 8C inspection in Singapore this year

Jet Aviation recently completed and delivered its second 8C inspection at its MRO facility in Singapore this year. As with its first 8C overhaul, the company completed the heavy inspection in conjunction with a full interior refurbishment. Jet Aviation's MRO facility at Seletar Aerospace Park in Singapore completed and delivered its second 8C inspection in 2016, also on a Bombardier Gl...

Singapore Airlines plane catches fire while making emergency landing

A plane carrying 241 people has caught fire as it made an emergency landing at Singapore’s Changi Airport. Passenger on Singapore Airlines Flight SQ368 from Changi Airport to Milan said they clapped as the jet made what appeared to be a smooth emergency landing. But seconds later, the right engine and wing were ablaze, with flames engulfing the right side of the jet. No one was in...

Singapore delays $1 billion military helicopter buy after Super Puma crash

Singapore has delayed a decision on a $1 billion helicopter purchase after the crash in April of a civilian Airbus Super Puma whose military version was the frontrunner to clinch the order, sources familiar with the matter said. The city-state, a highly sought-after customer for military contractors, had sought to replace 32 ageing Super Pumas but the move has now been put on ice until there is...

ST Engineering's Aerospace Arm Establishes New Site For Components Manufacturing

Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd’s (ST Engineering) aerospace arm Singapore Technologies Aerospace Ltd (ST Aerospace) today announced that its subsidiary Elbe Flugzeugwerke GmbH (EFW) will be setting up a new subsidiary in Kodersdorf, Germany, with a planned equity of €5.5m (approximately S$8.5m). The new company will be responsible for the production of lightweight components,...

AsBAA Student Chapter and #AsBAAintheCommunity land in Singapore

AsBAA, the Asian region’s non-for-profit representative trade body for business aviation today landed in Singapore to host a series of #AsBAAintheCommunity activities and events. These included the launch of its first Singapore Student Chapter event in association with Embry Riddle, Aeronautical University, a Regional Chapter AsBAA meeting hosted at AON’s Asia Pacific regional HQ, and...

Jet Aviation Singapore receives DGCA approval to certify aircraft registered in India

Jet Aviation Singapore has received a repair station certificate from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), the governing civil aviation regulatory body in India, permitting the company to service and certify aircraft registered in India. This approval adds to the company’s DGCA approvals already in place in Dubai, Geneva and Basel. The civil aviation authority (DGCA) in...

CIC, Boeing, among 11 cornerstone investors in BoC Aviation IPO: IFR

BOC Aviation Ltd has secured 11 cornerstone investors for its $1.1 billion Hong Kong initial public offering (IPO), tapping China Investment Corp (CIC) and Boeing Co (BA.N) as it launched on Monday the largest listing by an aircraft lessor in at least five years. Sovereign wealth fund CIC [CIC.UL] and China's state-backed Silk Road Fund will invest $100 million each and compatriot CDB Inter...

Is this a totally new kind of aircraft?

Do you want to fly but think a private plane is too conventional? Some Singaporean students may have designed the answer. The age of the drone is in full swing, and unmanned aircraft are being touted for everything from package delivery to search and rescue. We’ve got used to the acronym UAV, short for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. But how about PPD? If current experiments work, “per...