On 21 Apr 2015, China-based integrated aerospace company HAITE Group officially opened its Aviation Safety and Training Centre in Singapore’s Changi Business Park Crescent.
The S$95.3 million facility will serve as a training hub for pilots and aviation crew in the region. Equipped with flight simulators for Boeing’s 737 and Airbus A320 aircraft, HAITE has plans to add five more simulators over the next five years. At full capacity, it expects to provide close to 50,000 hours of training per year.
Speaking at opening, Guest of Honour Mrs Josephine Teo, Senior Minister of State for Transport and Finance said the firm’s presence here is a testament to Singapore’s importance as an aerospace hub for the region.
The Singapore facility will be HAITE Group’s international headquarters and also the first major investment by a Chinese aerospace company in Singapore. It expects to attract up to a total of S$55 million in direct and indirect revenues per annum for the local economy over the next five years.
“We congratulate HAITE on opening their aviation training centre in Singapore. This centre reinforces Singapore’s position as the region’s leading aviation training hub, while pointing the way forward for continued investments by Chinese enterprises,” said Mr Tan Kong Hwee, Director, Transport Engineering of the Singapore Economic Development Board.