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Jet Aviation earns ACJ FAA repair station ratings for maintenance center in Singapore

Jet Aviation’s maintenance facility in Singapore has recently received repair station ratings from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for Airbus ACJ 318/319/320/321 series aircraft. With these approvals, Jet Aviation’s maintenance facility at Seletar Aerospace Park in Singapore is now authorized by the FAA to provide full line and base maintenance services to ACJ318...

Bombardier Business Aircraft’s Singapore Service Centre Receives Asia Business Aviation Association’s Icons of Aviation Award

Bombardier Business Aircraft is pleased to announce its Singapore Service Centre has been recognized bythe Asia Business Aviation Association (AsBAA) with the prestigious Icons of Aviation, Best Maintenance Repair Organization Award. The Icons of Aviation Awards celebrate achievement across 11 key categories of business aviation and are the industry’s only award ceremony in Asia. The...

Singapore to buy Airbus and Boeing helicopters

Singapore has agreed to buy new military helicopters from Airbus and Boeing Co to replace its aging fleet of Super Pumas and Chinooks, the city-state's defense ministry said on Monday. Singapore has the largest defense budget in Southeast Asia at a time when China's increasingly assertive actions in the disputed South China Sea spur regional nations to step up defense spending. The d...

Jet Aviation launches new hangar project at Seletar Aerospace Park in Singapore

Jet Aviation recently held a hand-over ceremony to commemorate the launch of a third new hangar at its Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) and Fixed Base Operator (FBO) facility at Seletar Aerospace Park in Singapore. The project slated for completion in November 2017 will add 3,850 square meters of hangar space to the facility, as well as 380 square meters to the Interior Shop and additio...

SIA flight from Milan grounded for more than 24 hours due to 'technical issue'

A Singapore Airlines flight from Milan to Singapore was grounded for more than 24 hours due to a "technical issue".  SQ377 was scheduled to depart from Milan's Malpensa Airport at 1pm on Friday (Oct 28) when it "encountered a technical issue while the aircraft was still on the ground", a spokesperson for the airline said.  "As the engineers on ground re...

Singapore Air opens up about longest nonstop

This week in San Francisco, Singapore Airlines put on a posh gala at the St Regis to celebrate the launch of its newest, longest nonstop flight between San Francisco to Singapore. SIA will deploy its newest aircraft, an Airbus A350, on the 17-or-so-hour flight, the first of which departs from SFO this Sunday. It’s the first time an Airbus A350 has touched dow...

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...