OEMs and Operators

OEMs and operators have a crucial role to play in Ontario’s future growth, since their influence contributes to shaping market trends and resources to develop the aerospace sector’s capabilities in the region through capital investments. Mungo Smith PHOTO: Courtesy of Pratt & Whitney Canada Although the bulk of aerospace activity in Ontario comes from the network of SMEs comprised of advanced manufacturing to service and equipment providers, Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and operators are the key stakeholders in the region. (more…) ...

Dario Piola, General Manager, Tubiflex

Tubiflex offers innovative fluid circulation products for both the aerospace and automotive industries and has recently been acquired by the Interpump Group. Tubiflex has been around since 1951. Could you provide us with a brief overview of its evolution and when it began activities in the aerospace industry? The company was initially active in the industrial and automotive segments due to our location in Turin. The company’s first sporadic dealings with the aerospace market began in the late 1970s. These experiences helped to forge Tubiflex’s approach to the market and our focus on qual...

Bicky Bhangu, Director – Singapore, Rolls-Royce

Roll-Royce occupies an important role in Singapore’s aerospace industry, leading the way in advanced manufacturing and promoting R&D. Could you provide a brief overview of Rolls-Royce in Singapore and outline your offering for the aerospace industry? Rolls-Royce operates internationally with five strategic ‘home countries’: the UK, the US, Germany, Norway and Singapore. In Singapore, we have a significant footprint at the Seletar Aerospace Park. Our 154,000 sqm Seletar Campus is an integrated facility where we manufacture wide chord fan blades, assemble and test Trent engines, cond...

Romain Trapp, President and CEO, Airbus Helicopters Canada

Fort Erie in Ontario is an important and expanding hub for Airbus Helicopters and Canada is a top market. What is the history of Airbus Helicopters Canada? Airbus Helicopters Canada was established in 1984 and the company is currently the largest helicopter manufacturer in the world. Canada has the second largest and oldest helicopter fleet in the world and 90% of the fleet is used in commodity sectors. One in two helicopters manufactured in Canada over the last 15 years comes from Airbus Helicopters. Airbus Helicopters in North America represents 25% of the company’s total deliveries globa...

    Matteo Bertolloti, CEO, Ing. Bertolloti

    Ing. Bertolloti is typical of many of the SMEs that make up the Italian aerospace sector in its eagerness to collaborate with other companies and to extend business internationally. Could you provide us with a brief history of the development of Ing. Bertolloti from its founding in 1949, including any recent key milestones? The company was established by my grandfather and his siblings and shares strong links to Italy’s mechanical industry. Originally, the company worked on construction, before my father refocused activities on the industrial sector and the manufacturing of mechanical ele...

    Louis Leong, Vice President Asia, Hawker Pacific Asia

    Hawker Pacific is developing MRO services based in Singapore in tandem with the government efforts to increase the aerospace economy in the island state Hawker Pacific has a strong presence in Asia Pacific. Could you describe your presence in the region and elaborate on the services offered to your clients? Hawker Pacific was established in Australia, and started its operations in Singapore by providing technical consultation for the Republic of Singapore Air Force back in 1969. Since then, the company has grown, establishing a technical support facility in Singapore and growing this over the...

    The implementation of Industry 4.0 and New Technologies

    With a limited pool of labor and rising costs, Singapore seeks to develop disruptive manufacturing technologies in order to retain its competitive edge. Elisa L. Iannacone PHOTO: Courtesy of Rolls Royce Automation, Internet of Things (IoT), additive manufacturing and all processes that assist Singapore in addressing rising costs and labor shortages are paramount to the successful development of the country’s aerospace industry. Despite the industry’s investments in new training facilities to grow the number of graduates in the market, such as Haite Group’s S$95 million (US$67 million) ...

    Singapore Aerospace 2017

    Country: Singapore • Industry: Aerospace • Publication: Global Business Reports • Release Date: February 2017 • Authors: Elisa L. Iannacone & Alice Pascoletti Executive Summary: With a keen interest in moving from a 90% MRO market to a manufacturing and MRO hub, Singapore has strong government support set in place to grow within the aerospace industry. Surrounded by emerging markets, Singapore offers a key destination for the industry, with access to neighbouring skilled labour, as well as a rapidly growing LCC commercial sector. With the fastest growing aviation industry in...

    Ontario Aerospace 2017

    Country: Canada • Industry: Aerospace • Publication: Global Business Reports • Release Date: February 2017 • Authors:  Ty Jeevaratnam and Camila Moscoso Román Executive Summary: With the kick-off for construction of the Downsview Park Aerospace Campus at the end of 2016, Ontario’s aerospace industry begins to take the international spotlight as a leader in aerospace growth and innovation. The building of the aerospace hub is the latest development in the province’s well-established aerospace industry. Ontario is the second largest aerospace sector in Canada and generates o...

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