GE Aviation Engine Services-Singapore celebrated its 35 years of operation in Singapore on 16 February 2016, and announced plans to invest S$110 million in the facility during the next 10 years.
GE Aviation to invest S$110m in its repair facility
The Singapore facility, first opened in 1981, is now one of the largest component repair shops GE has anywhere in world. Focusing on the repair and overhaul of high pressure compressor and turbine blades, vanes, nozzles and combustors, the business in Singapore has grown from US$2 million in sales and 12 airlines to sales of more than US$1 billion in 2015 and a portfolio of more than 150 customers.
The S$110 million investment is expected to help the facility cope with an upsurge in component MRO work because more aircraft fitted with GE engines are expected to come into service in the coming years. It will be used to fund several projects including a LEAN Lab for Advance Manufacturing, an Asia-Pacific Centre of Excellence for the current range of products, and an Advanced Technologies Centre for research and development on new processes and advanced technologies and an Automation & Robotics Centre of Excellence.
- 16 February 2016