ST Aero breaks ground on narrowbody aircraft hangar

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ST Aerospace has broken ground on a new narrowbody hangar at its facility at Singapore's Changi airport.

The new 3,600sqm (38,800 sq ft) hangar, expected to be operational by the third quarter of 2013, will be able to accommodate two narrowbodies and contribute an additional 200,000 man-hours annually, says MRO provider.

Total investment in the hangar and its associated equipment amounts to S$11 million ($8.98 million).

"The capacity expansion is in response to robust demand for ST Aero's line and base maintenance services at Changi, especially from the growing fleet of low-cost carriers which typically operate narrowbody aircraft," says ST Aero.

In addition, ST Aero expects to complete the expansion of its facility at the Seletar Aerospace Park, located in the northeast of Singapore, in the first half of 2013.

The facility in Seletar will have a new general aviation hangar, pilot's simulator training centre, technical training facility and VIP facility for air charter customers, adds the MRO company.