ST Engineering, the world’s largest airframe MRO provider, has operated since 1967 and has undertaken commercial MRO work since 1990. Its aerospace MRO division focuses on airframe, engine and component maintenance with its main base close to Singapore Changi Airport. The company recently broke ground on a new hangar that will be its fourth airframe facility in Singapore and the 10th in its global network of airframe MRO facilities.
SIA Engineering Co.
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SIA Engineering Co. (SIAEC) is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Singapore Airlines Group that has operated since 1992 after the separation of the carrier’s engineering division. With capabilities in current and new generation narrowbody and widebody aircraft, SIAEC’s services include airframe, line, cabin, fleet management, components and engine services. In terms of MRO footprint, SIAEC operates six maintenance hangars in its Singapore homebase as well as three hangars in the Philippines.
Eagle Services Asia
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Eagle Services Asia is a joint venture between engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney, which owns 51%, and SIAEC, which holds a 49% stake. The facility holds capability for PW4000, GE90, GP7000 and new-generation PW1000 Geared Turbofan (GTF) engines. The company inducted its first GTF engine in 2019.
Singapore Aero Engine Services
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SIAEC also operates another engine joint venture--Singapore Aero Engine Services (SAESL)--with Rolls-Royce. The 50-50 JV started operations in 2001 and focuses on Trent engines comprised of Trent 500, Trent 700, Trent 800, Trent 900, Trent 1000 and the Trent XWB. Its engine facility, designed to turn around 320 engines annually, also operates on test cell. SAESL's specialisms include the repair and overhaul of Trent and RB211 nozzle guide vanes and compressor stators.
GE Aerospace Singapore
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GE Aerospace Singapore operates multiple sites in Singapore where it undertakes aircraft component manufacturing and repair services for parts. The engine OEM employs around 2,000 people in Singapore and has more than 100 customers. Manufacturing takes place at a facility in Seletar while repair services are conducted from two shops in Loyang. This include Singapore-headquartered ST Engineering, which uses GE parts across its global network of MRO facilities.
Safran Landing Systems
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French OEM Safran’s landing gear division operates a shop located four miles from Singapore Changi Airport. Safran Landing Systems Safran operates as support center for Asia-Pacific operators located in Singapore. The customer service center provides 24/7 commercial and technical AOG support to the region for landing gears, wheels and brakes, and systems equipment products.
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Ametek Singapore specializes in repairs for hydraulic, pneumatic, generator, safety equipment, galley, and wheels repairs for third-party commercial aircraft operators. The Singapore facility also operates as an authorized service center for OEMs L3Harris, Honeywell and Thales. The business plans to expand its offerings in the near future with plans to add services for fuel heaters, fuel oil coolers and crew masks.
Meggitt Aerospace Asia Pacific
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Meggitt Singapore operates from a 42,000 sq.ft facility close to Changi Airport where it carries out a number of component repairs. Its repair services in Singapore cover fire detectors, cable assemblies, actuators, sensors, valves and heat exchangers with more than 100 parts numbers. Meggitt’s Singapore operation partners with Lufthansa Technik Shenzhen, which provides MRO services for Meggitt products in China.
Profiling some of the key maintenance providers operating in the city-state.