Fokker Services to increase presence in Singapore

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Fokker Services Asia (FSA) is doubling its hangar size in Singapore, as the MRO firm eyes growth in the Asia Pacific.

From next year the maintenance repair and overhaul company will have a new 80m free-span hangar in Seletar Aerospace Park. It will be large enough for up to three regional aircraft or two large narrow-bodies.

"This is a first major step in expanding our capabilities into Asia," says FSA managing director Raj Ramanujam. "The next phase will be to expand our logistics support capability from Singapore, focusing on component support as well as more extensive local parts and rotable stocking. This will include the setting up of a component maintenance facility in the near future, also in Singapore."

FSA, which services primarily Fokker aircraft, but also regional narrow-body aircraft with a capacity of about 50 to 100 passengers, currently occupies a hangar at the east side of Seletar Airport. It is a two bay EASA-certified heavy maintenance facility capable of handling both Fokker aircraft as well as ATR 42/72 series aircraft.

Fokker will lease the new hangar from property development firm Sharikat National, which will spend S$12 million building it.