Dallas Airmotive Asia Pacific, part of BBA Aviation (Booth D63), established a Regional Turbine Centre (RTC) at Singapore’s Seletar Aerospace Park in February 2012 and is actively developing it further, says David Best, BBA president, Asia-Pacific. The facility supports Honeywell TFE 731 powerplants, offering authorized Honeywell service which includes major periodic inspections and line maintenance work. The company also offers line maintenance on the HTF 7000, CFE 738 engines, along with GTCP 36-100/150 and RE100/220 APU,
“In addition to securing a wide range of certifications for these engine and APU types we have also extended capability through 2013 and now have a strong regional presence for field support of them, along with Pratt & Whitney PW100/PT6s,” explained Best. He plans to further grow this capability, which has been well received by the regional customer base and the company has extended its sales team to support growth.
“Our current space at Seletar (within Jet Aviation’s MRO facility) allows us to be present at the key business and general aviation airport in Singapore and also gives us a good central base for our support teams. We are busy with field support…with technicians located around the region with access to Singapore for base support. The teams also work regularly with our full overhaul sites in Europe and the U.S., giving us global capability.”
The new RTC features a ‘F1rst Support’ technical support center to handle AOG business and other field-related service requests. This global network includes communications centers in Portsmouth, UK, and Dallas, Texas. Combined, they provide 24-hour live coverage to operators in need of assistance and have field service technicians based in Singapore and Bangalore, with more to be added this year in Hong Kong and Eastern Australia.
The company’s RTC has received authorizations from CAAS Singapore, CAAP Philippines, DGCA Indonesia, DCA Thailand and DCA Malaysia. Further approvals are in progress from India, China and the European Aviation Safety Agency. —Mike Vines