Tempe, Ariz. – August 16, 2012 – StandardAero announced today that it has improved its Singapore helicopter operations, moving to a larger, newly-constructed facility. The new location is within the Seletar Aerospace Park and provides additional floor space to accommodate future business growth.
Accompanying the relocation is the appointment of Raghunath “Raghu” Reddy as StandardAero Singapore’s new General Manager. Reddy comes to StandardAero from Singapore Aerospace Manufacturing where he served as Director of Operations. Reddy is a Six Sigma Master Black Belt and is a recognized author of multiple books on service and manufacturing excellence. Reddy holds a B.E. (Mechanical Engineering) from University of Mysore, India and an MBA from the University of Southern Illinois, Carbondale.
“We ‘re very excited about our new location,” said Manny Atwal Vice President, Helicopters, StandardAero. “Relocating to a newer and larger high tech facility in a state-of-the-art business park and bringing in new leadership, not only positions us well to expand our growing presence throughout the Asia Pacific market, but also will facilitate recruiting and retaining the best employees.
“Having Raghu Reddy, with his experience in operations and production management, as our new GM will ensure we drive operational excellence at this facility to better service our customers with regards to turn times, quality and exceeding customer expectations,” concluded Atwal.
“We welcome StandardAero to Seletar Aerospace Park. Their presence will further enhance the range of MRO capabilities that the Park has to offer and strengthen the ecosystem of the helicopter cluster in Singapore,” said Manohar Khiatani, CEO, JTC Corporation at the official grand opening event. “I would like to extend my heartiest congratulations to StandardAero on this grand opening; we are confident that they will find Seletar Aerospace Park a conducive home and an ideal launch pad for new growth opportunities.”
The new Singapore facility has completed or is in the process of completing the following civil aviation authority approvals and certifications:
- Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC)
- Director General of Civil Aviation (India)
- Directorate General of Civil Aviation (Indonesia)
- Japan Civil Aviation Bureau (JCAB)
- Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs (Korea)
- Department of Civil Aviation (Malaysia)
- Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS)
- Department of Civil Aviation (Thailand)
- General Civil Aviation Authority (United Arab Emirates)
- Federal Aviation Administration (USA)
StandardAero Singapore services all series Rolls-Royce Model 250 engine in addition to providing component repair, field service and training.
StandardAero is one of the world’s largest independent providers of services including engine and airframe maintenance, repair and overhaul, engine component repair, engineering services, interior completions and paint applications. StandardAero serves a diverse array of customers in business and general aviation, airline, military, helicopter, components, energy and VIP completions markets. A Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) company, StandardAero provides a global service network of 13 primary facilities in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Singapore and Australia, along with an additional 50 sales and field service locations. The company celebrated its 100th year of industry leadership in 2011.
Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) Ltd is a globally recognized aerospace company specializing in maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, aircraft completions and aircraft leasing. The Company is headquartered in Dubai and operates in four continents and employs over 4,000 people. More information can be found on the company’s web site at www.dubaiaerospace.com.