Eurocopter breaks ground in Seletar

As reported by Channel News Asia

Companies express interest to build aviation centre at Seletar
By Cheow Xinyi/Ryan Huang, Channel NewsAsia | Posted: 31 October 2009

Even before a tender is called, companies have expressed interest in building the General Aviation Centre at the upcoming Seletar Aerospace Park (SAP), according to JTC Corporation.

The centre will house hangars on a 2.6-hectare plot of land, and the tender is expected to be called some time next year.

JTC announced this at the groundbreaking ceremony for helicopter maker Eurocopter’s new facilities in Seletar, costing S$15 million.

Eurocopter announced in June its move from Loyang to Seletar for its South-east Asian base. It is expected to move into its new base by the fourth quarter of 2010.

It said that the timing for the project is perfect with the upswing in the economy.

Dr Bernhard Brenner, president, Eurocopter (Southeast Asia), said: “We had some cancellations in the first six months of 2009 which was quite complicated, but since June we really feel that things are improving, that the market is taking on.

“We have stronger demand for new projects, we think we will have a bright future.”


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