Mar 10, 2012– Singapore City, Singapore (Techreleased) – Fokker Services Asia celebrates the opening of its new centre of excellence for heavy maintenance and support of regional aircraft platforms at Seletar AeroSpace Park in Singapore. The new 80m free span hangar and office complex can accommodate 3 regional aircraft. Fokker Services Asia currently has capabilities to maintain Fokker and ATR models and will be adding capability for another platform in the course of this year.
This marks the first phase of an ambitious growth plan to take advantage of future opportunities in the Asia Pacific region as increasing deregulation, economic growth and improving infrastructure drive growth in regional aviation. With future plans including the expansion of logistic services, and the setting up of component repair capabilities in Singapore, it further demonstrates Fokker Services’ long term commitment to the Asia Pacific region.
Raj Ramanujam, Managing Director Fokker Services Asia states “I’m very proud to welcome existing and new customers in this brand new state-of-the-art facility. It will allow us to further grow the business, building on the foundation we have laid since we set up Fokker Services Asia in 1997.”
About Fokker Services
At present there are more than 600 Fokker aircraft operational across the world. The Fokker aircraft has earned a reputation for advanced technologies, comfort, operational reliability, low noise level and durability. Many consider the Fokker among the best mid-size aircraft ever built. Besides the Fokker aircraft, Fokker Services is serving operators with the Bombardier Dash 8 and other out of production aircraft, with its logistic flight hour program ABACUS.
Fokker Services is part of Fokker Technologies, which develops and produces advanced components and systems for the aerospace industry, and supplies integrated maintenance services and products to aircraft owners and operators. In 2010 the group achieved a turnover of € 616 million with 3,700 employees.