SAESL Announces Upcoming Expansion Plans and New Partnerships at the Singapore Airshow 2024

  • 23 Feb 2024

Singapore Aero Engine Services Private Limited (SAESL), announces its expansion with new facilities and advanced technologies at the Singapore Airshow 2024.

The US$180 million investment for the expansion will increase SAESL’s capacity by 40%, enabling SAESL to expand its engine strip-and-build module repair and component repair capacity. It will also help SAESL to drive transformation through technology by developing new MRO processes, core digital technology and Industry 4.0 capabilities.

“SAESL is excited to embark on this expansion journey which underscores our commitment to innovation and growth in order to bring unparalleled valued to our customers. We also see the importance in building up a workforce ready for tomorrow and nurturing the next generation. We would like to express our deep gratitude to our partners, EDB, JTC, e2i and NTUC LHUB, for their support,” said Simon Middlebrough, CEO, SAESL.

“This investment undertaken by SAESL signifies the support of both stakeholders, Rolls-Royce and SIAEC, to take SAESL’s growth to the next level, and further strengthens our partnership. SAESL’s investment will place it at the forefront of technology and innovation, and enhance Singapore’s aerospace ecosystem,” said Mr Wong Yue Jeen, Senior Vice President Partnership Management and Business Development, SIAEC.

“Rolls-Royce congratulates SAESL on its expansion, which is testament to the effectiveness of its operations. We are pleased to continue providing our product expertise to support SAESL’s growth and working collaboratively to industrialise next generation repair capability in the advanced repair cell,” said Paul Keenan, Director, Commercial Aviation Aftermarket Operations, Rolls-Royce.

“EDB welcomes the investment by SAESL to expand its engine Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) capacity as well as introduce new capabilities to drive the industrialisation of advanced repair technologies. These activities will strengthen Singapore’s position as a global node for aerospace MRO and create exciting job opportunities for Singaporeans. We also look forward to the deepening of partnerships between SAESL and our ecosystem in upskilling our workforce and progressing innovation,” said Lim Tse Yong, Senior Vice President & Head, Mobility and Industrials, EDB.

To capture the rising MRO demands in the Asia-Pacific region and to solidify its support of Singapore as an aviation hub, SAESL held various MOU signings with several agencies and partners over two days at the Singapore Airshow. Collaborating parties include the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB), JTC Corporation, e2i, Employment & Employability Institute and NTUC LearningHub.

Mr Desmond Tan, NTUC Deputy Secretary-General, and Minister of State for Prime Minister's Office; SAESL: Simon Middlebrough, CEO, SAESL; Ms Christina Lee, VP, Human Resources, SAESL. e2i: Ms Caryn Lim, Chief Executive Officer, e2i; Mr Brian Tan, Deputy CEO, e2i. Photo: SAESL
Mr Desmond Tan, NTUC Deputy Secretary-General, and Minister of State for Prime Minister's Office; SAESL: Simon Middlebrough, CEO, SAESL; Ms Christina Lee, VP, Human Resources, SAESL; NTUC Learning Hub: Miss Sivakami GK, MD, Corporate Learning Solutions – NTUC Learning Hub. Photo: SAESL

These newly formed partnerships will support SAESL’s efforts to expand its MRO capacity and capabilities, to drive innovation and transformation with advanced technologies and to develop a skilled workforce of aerospace engineers for the future.

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