StandardAero upgrades Singapore operations
Aug. 16, 2012, Tempe, Ariz. - 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.
By Carey Fredericks
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 exceed ing 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.