Vector Aerospace will begin constructing a more than S$50 million ($40.1 million) maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facility this month at Singapore's Seletar Aerospace Park.
The 8,000m2 (86,111ft2) engine centre will focus on capabilities for the Pratt & Whitney PW150A engine that powers the Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 turboprop. The new repair station will be complete by late next year, says Vector Aerospace
The MRO centre has been approved by Pratt & Whitney as a designated overhaul facility and will eventually employ up to 140 specialists in repair, engineering testing and support.
“In our overall business expansion plan, the Southeast Asian market is extremely important to us due to its geographic location, strong projected growth and our customer base,” says Declan O’Shea, president and chief executive of Vector Aerospace in a release. “We recognise the immense importance of this market and are taking these steps to expand our presence here with close proximity to our customers. Our new facility will benefit PW150 engine owners and operators in terms of faster turn times, minimised shipping costs and superior customer service.”