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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...

Airbus, Singapore Airlines open pilot training joint-venture

Airbus and Singapore Airlines have officially opened a new joint-venture pilot training centre that when fully operational will train up to 10,000 pilots a year. The Airbus Asia Training Centre, which already numbers Qantas and Virgin Australia among its 17 airline customers, began operations at a brand new 9,250sq m site at Singapore’s Seletar Aerospace Park earlier in April, and was off...

FAA awards Jet Aviation Singapore approval for Gulfstream G280

Jet Aviation Singapore has received approval from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to maintain the Gulfstream G280 business aircraft. The company also obtained approval from the Thai civil aviation authority to add the G280 to its certificate. As a factory authorised service centre and warranty repair facility for the Gulfstream series, the company is now able to support G280 aircraft...

Chanel's Singapore pop-up is one airport we don't mind getting stuck in

Set foot into Chanel's latest pop-up store here, and you'd swear you were at a real airport. A really stylish airport, let me add. For 12 days, On Pedder's sprawling one-storey space at Scotts Square has been transformed into an airport-themed plaza by the French luxury house. Run by the uber chic "Chanel Airlines", customers are treated to a VIP-only airport termi...

FlightSafety's Sikorsky S-76C+ and S-76C++ simulator Singapore receives FAA Level D qualification

FlightSafety International announces that its simulator for the Sikorsky S-76C+™ and S-76C++™ located in Singapore has been qualified to Level D by the United States Federal Aviation Administration. The facility has also been approved to provide FAA PART 142 training under FlightSafety’s single certificate. “We are pleased to announce that training for the Sikorsky S-76C...

Singapore Airlines CEO on Its Multi-Brand Strategy for Winning in Asia

The Singapore Airlines Group has built a portfolio that it hopes appeals to nearly every kind of passenger — luxury, business, economy or budget — and its changing strategy in Asia highlights the growing importance of the region to global carriers. Singapore Airlines seeks to grow its ultra long-haul routes (those longer than 12 hours) during the next few years but it isn’t sl...

Jet Aviation’s Singapore Hub Proves a Strong Foundation in Asian Market

When Jet Aviation first established its Asia-Pacific headquarters at Singapore Seletar Airport back in 1996, it was far from clear how market prospects would unfold. Twenty years on, Jet Aviation president Robert Smith feels the company’s far-sighted investment has been more than vindicated with plenty more growth in private and corporate aviation anticipated in this part of the world....