Having acquired Hawker Pacific in May 2018, Jet Aviation has now completely integrated Hawker Pacific’s MRO and FBO operations at Seletar Airport in Singapore with its own adjacent facility at the airport.
The combined MRO and FBO facility in Singapore now operates under the Jet Aviation brand. As a unified company, the operation gains authorized service center status for Embraer and Dassault aircraft, increases its available hangar space to nearly 20,000m² (215,278ft²), and more than doubles its headcount, now at 299 employees. The move also broadens the range of OEMs and aircraft types supported, while bringing the operation’s national aviation approvals up to 19.
“We are delighted to see the two operations organized and functioning as one cohesive team,” said Louis Leong, Jet Aviation’s vice president for Asia and general manager in Singapore. “It’s a big challenge to integrate two sites without disrupting customer services and I couldn’t be prouder of the impressive teamwork demonstrated throughout the integration process.”
“Uniting the facilities under Jet Aviation offers significant customer benefits, such as access to a broader range of services and expertise, and a much larger global network,” said Joe Reckling, senior vice president, regional operations, APAC. “Our Singapore team is stronger than ever and I look forward to seeing what it will achieve throughout 2019.”
Following the acquisition of Hawker Pacific by Jet Aviation in 2018, the company formed a new region in Asia Pacific (APAC) to which it appointed Reckling senior vice president of regional operations. Responsible for overseeing the company’s business activities throughout the region, Reckling has also joined the company’s leadership team, reporting directly to Jet Aviation president, Rob Smith. The new APAC region has more than 20 locations, including a regional MRO hub in Singapore, regional headquarters in Sydney and some 1,100 employees.
Jet Aviation Singapore provides scheduled and unscheduled maintenance, aircraft repair, defect troubleshooting and rectifications and aircraft modifications. In addition, the company offers interior refurbishment, avionics modification and exterior painting services.