Expansion for SAESL engine MRO facility

Singapore Aero Engine Services Private Limited (SAESL) – a S$185 million (US$109 million) joint venture between SIA Engineering Company, Rolls-Royce and Hong Kong Aero Engine Services Limited (HAESL) – specialising in the maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) of Rolls-Royce Trent aero engines, broke ground during the recent Singapore Airshow for a new two-storey, 12,000 sqm […]


Singapore Aero Engine Services Private Limited (SAESL) – a S$185 million (US$109 million) joint venture between SIA Engineering Company, Rolls-Royce and Hong Kong Aero Engine Services Limited (HAESL) – specialising in the maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) of Rolls-Royce Trent aero engines, broke ground during the recent Singapore Airshow for a new two-storey, 12,000 sqm expansion in Singapore.

The new development, to be built at a cost of S$60 million (US$43 million) will integrate with the existing building and enhance SAESL’s service offerings enabling it to service 250 engines per year.

Currently, SAESL focuses on Trent aero engines, including the Trent 500, 700 and 800 which power the A340, A330 and Boeing 777 respectively. SAESL is also the lead facility for the Trent 900, the engine chosen by Singapore Airlines for its A380 aircraft.

When completed by 2009, the new development will enable growth in SAESL’s engine type capability, including capability the Trend XWB.

European airframe manufacturer Airbus said a freighter version of the A380 is still in the cards. Speaking to press at the recent Singapore Air Show, Airbus’ chief commercial officer for customers, John Leahy said: “We will see an A380 freighter at some point in time,” without specifying a timeframe.