Singapore is well on its way to being the largest repair hub in the world for Thales, the company said. Its repair volume has increased by more than 30%, and it has recently expanded its facility in Changi.
The new facility consolidates all avionics production and maintenance, repair and overhaul activities. Thales said it has also invested in equipment and human capital. Its repair volume in Singapore is estimated to increase to 40,000 pieces of equipment per year. This would make Singapore Thale’s largest center for avionics maintenance and repair services, worldwide.
“The expanded Thales facility is a testament to Singapore’s continued strength as an aerospace hub for Asia Pacific and an excellent example of how we can partner OEMs to facilitate their regional expansion,” said Lim Kok Kiang, assistant managing director of the Singapore Economic Development Board. “Companies can tap on Singapore’s connectivity, pro-business environment and pool of skilled talent, to be closer to their customers and harness the growth of the regional aviation market.”
Thales has been in Singapore for more than 40 years, the company said. It produces systems for Airbus A320 and A350, and Boeing 787 fleets.