Jet Aviation completes integration of Hawker Pacific in Singapore

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Jet Aviation has finished integrating its Hawker Pacific operations at Seletar Airport in Singapore, which now run under the Jet Aviation brand following the company’s acquisition of Hawker Pacific in May 2018.

The combined MRO and FBO facility in Singapore is now an Authorized Service Center for Embraer and Dassault aircraft. Available hangar space has increased to nearly 20,000m2 (215,000ft2) while headcount has doubled to 299 employees. The integration also significantly broadens the range of OEMs and aircraft types the company supports, while bringing its national aviation approvals up to 19.

“We are delighted to see the two operations organized and functioning as one cohesive team,” said Louis Leong, Jet Aviation’s VP Asia and GM Singapore. “It’s a big challenge to integrate two sites without disrupting customer services and I couldn’t be prouder of the impressive teamwork demonstrated throughout the integration process.”

Joe Reckling, SVP regional operations APAC, added, “Uniting the facilities under Jet Aviation offers significant customer benefits, such as access to a broader range of services and expertise, and a much larger global network. Our Singapore team is stronger than ever, and I look forward to seeing what it will achieve throughout 2019.”

Following the acquisition, Jet Aviation formed a new region in Asia-Pacific (APAC). As SVP regional operations, Joe Reckling is responsible for overseeing the company’s business activities throughout the region. He has also joined the company’s leadership team, reporting directly to Jet Aviation president Rob Smith. The new APAC region has more than 20 locations, including a regional MRO hub in Singapore, regional headquarters in Sydney, and some 1,100 employees.

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