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Singapore Airlines and Airbus sign Flight Hour Services Tailored Support Package (FHS-TSP) contract for its A380 fleet

Singapore Airlines (SIA) has signed a ‘Flight Hour Services - Tailored Support Package’ (FHSTSP) contract with Airbus to integrate and provide full component support, line and base airframe maintenance, as well as fleet technical management services for SIA’s 19 A380s. Under this 10-year agreement with Airbus, Singapore Airlines will benefit from the experience and expertise offe...

Finmeccanica Technology Excellences at Singapore Air Show

Asia’s biggest aerospace show is set to start on the 16th of February in Singapore, and Finmeccanica will be participating with its newly integrated “One Company” organisation.  Leader in the aerospace, defence and security sectors, Finmeccanica will be exhibiting its latest technologies and products in the helicopter, aeronautics and security fields to the Singapore and...

Rolls-Royce Expands Asian Trent 1000 Parts Manufacturing

Rolls-Royce (R-R) has expanded its involvement in the Asia/Pacific aerospace industry with arrangements for producing Trent 1000 engine fan cases in Malaysia. The engine maker  has signed a 25-year agreement covering manufacture, assembly, and supply of the assemblies with UMW M&E, the investment arm of Malaysian conglomerate UMW, and the latter's newly established ...

Dassault Sees Weaker Market for Falcon Bizjets in Asia

Dassault Falcon is exhibiting two of its wide-cabin business aircraft, a Falcon 7X trijet and a Falcon 2000LX twinjet, here in Singapore. The Asian market, after a peak period in the early 2010s, is now much slower, but the French airframer is confident about the coming years. “Business aviation is a cyclical market, including in Asia,” Jean-Michel Jacob, senior v-p f...

SINGAPORE: Aviage, Roketsan among newcomers at 2016 show

The 2016 Singapore air show has attracted several new aerospace firms, while retaining 75% of the companies that participated in 2014. Companies appearing at the show for the first time include Chinese avionics supplier Aviage Systems, BSB Aviation, CWT Defence Services, Dornier Seawings, and Turkish munitions supplier Roketsan. The Roketsan debut marks the first time a Turkish firm has partici...

Airline Celebrates Valentine’s Day with Passengers

Love was in the air a few days ahead of Valentine’s Day on an eight-hour flight from Melbourne to Singapore. Singaporean budget airline Scoot treated passengers to a romantic flight, complete with rainbow lights, music and photo shoots,Mashable reported.  The crew danced down the plane’s aisle to “Get This Party Started” by Pink, Mashable said. They also pla...

Cirrus Expanding Asia Pacific Presence

As Cirrus Aircraft nears FAA certification of its Vision SF50, the first modern civil single-engine jet, the company is highlighting a growing presence in the Asia-Pacific region. Regional sales director Graham Horne is on-site at the Cirrus exhibit in the U.S. Pavilion (Stand Q91). Although Cirrus didn’t bring any airplanes to the show, visitors can get upda...

Qatar Airways to display three VIP aircraft at Singapore Airshow

Qatar Airways has announced it will be showcasing three state-of-the-art aircraft from its fast-growing fleet at the upcoming Singapore Airshow from 16-18 February 2016. The three-time Skytrax Airline of the Year winner will be showcasing the A350, for which it was the global launch customer, and its superjumbo A380. Also appearing in Asia is Qatar Executive's newly acquired Gulfstream G650...

AERIA Luxury Interiors Redelivers First Green BBJ

ST Aerospace’s VIP completions brand ‘AERIA Luxury Interiors’ (AERIA) redelivered its first green BBJ (Boeing Business Jet) VIP completion for an undisclosed customer at the end of December, 2015. The San Antonio based affiliate company accepted the green BBJ in late 2014 directly from Boeing. The BBJ VIP interior features...

ST Aerospace Unveils New VIP Aircraft Interiors Centre in Singapore

* The 2,690sqm facility brings artisanal VIP interiors and refurbishment skills to Singapore New facility will combine age-honed craftsmanship with the latest 3D-printing technology New facility targets rising demand for bespoke cabin interiors from Asian and Middle Eastern customers ST Aerospace today opened its new VIP aircraft interiors centre at the Seletar Aer...

ANALYSIS: Singapore sizes up Super Puma replacement

The major focus of Singapore’s helicopter force is finding a replacement for its main transport rotorcraft. The Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) is somewhat unique in operating the vertical lift assets used by sister services, the army and navy. That said, Singapore’s balanced, realistic approach to defence procurement means helicopter assets are not neglected at the expense o...

ANALYSIS: Changi’s T4 a jigsaw piece to a bigger picture

When Singapore’s Changi Airport announced plans for a fourth terminal in March 2012, to replace its six-year old Budget Terminal, the reception was mixed. The same sentiment lingers a year before Terminal 4 is set to begin operations, in mid-2017. Analysts question T4’s effectiveness to complement the wider Changi airport and its facilities, especially with its l...