Maintenance and repair provider StandardAero (Booth N5234) has poured more than $3 million in its Singapore service center at Seletar Air Park since August 2012. The facility supports Rolls-Royce (Booth N4717) Model 250 engines in Asia. Over the past six months, StandardAero has invested around $1.5 million in equipment ad tooling upgrades, as well as more than $1 million to improve the aesthetics of the buildings and “workflow ergonomics.” This is in addition to upwards of $100,000 in training and development during 2012, and upgrades in the facility’s test cells, cleaning lines, accessories test stands, waste storage processes, blasting equipment and individual workstations.
Manny Atwal, vice president of StandardAero’s Helicopters division, notes that the Singapore facility also hired Raghu Reddy, a specialist in lean manufacturing and operations management. Rolls-Royce honored the Singapore site with its M250 Program Investment award for 2013, one of three awards the engine maker gave to StandardAero during a March 5 ceremony at Heli-Expo. The other two are the Rolls-Royce Total Quality award and Customer Satisfaction award.
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