Singapore 2018: AFI KLM E&M, Sabena technics inaugurate JV
The Joint venture – called Singapore Component Solutions – is one of the first multi-product multi-fleet MROs to set up a component aircraft repair shop in Singapore.
Seven months after finalizing their partnership agreement, AFI KLM E&M and Sabena technics have announced the opening of Singapore Component Solutions (SCS) with an official ceremony during the Singapore Airshow. The joint venture is headed by co-CEOs Jacques Montmayeur and Thibaut Campion.
In a market where airlines traditionally turn to the OEMs, the two CEOs will co-direct one of the region's leading multi-product and multi-fleet operators, backed by the logistics centres and regional parts inventories of their parent airlines and by their own technical expertise.
Initially focusing on ATRs, the JV has added the A320 family to its repair offering, covering a vast array of avionics, mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic components as well structural parts and Cabin & Safety equipment. SCS combines the strengths of both partners to address the needs of AFI KLM E&M and Sabena technics customers throughout the region, intending also to work on new contracts with third-party customers.
In 2018, the company plans to increase its footprint by taking over three new buildings at Seletar Aerospace Park. It also aims to double the workforce to 200 staff in 2022. A broad array of capabilities will be developed over the next three years, including the installation of a high-tech ATEC avionics test cell, Air Cycle Machine bench, pneumatic and hydraulic valve test fixtures.