Carlo Spezzapria, CEO, RTM Breda

Could you describe the way in which the Aerospace industry impacted RTM Breda’s activities and your outlook for the future years? RTM Breda is a testing laboratory that was founded in 1917 in Milan, with a long-standing tradition of testing and metallurgy. Since 2006, it is part of Forgital Group, which, in the last ten years, has invested substantial capital in the aerospace sector. The laboratory has two sites in northern Italy and employs more than 100 people. We have a customer base both within Italy and internationally. We are one of the largest laboratories in Italy thanks to the grow...

Mr. Soh Chee Siong, CEO, JEP Precision Engineering

JEP Precision Engineering has delivered precision machining solutions for over 25 years. Could you describe the company’s relationship to JEP Holdings and outline your service offering? JEP Holdings Ltd. is a solution provider of precision machining and engineering services, with a primary focus on the aerospace industry. There are a total of three subsidiaries under the Group: JEP Precision Engineering, Dolphin Engineering and JEP Industries. JEP Precision Engineering Pte Ltd was acquired by the Group in 2007 and is the Group’s main operating subsidiary.  (more…) ...

    Ontario: Leading in Landing Gear Systems

    Ontario controls a huge share of the world’s landing gear market and is increasing its extraordinary dominance in this sector with new investments. Camila Moscoso PHOTO: Air Canada Aerospace has a strong legacy in Ontario, and landing gear manufacturing has over a 100-year history in the region. Ontario began producing landing gear systems in the first half of the 20th century to accommodate demand during wartime, and continued exporting them internationally throughout the second half of the century. (more…) ...

    Singapore: From Survival to Leadership

    Already the leader of MRO in South East Asia, Singapore seeks to leverage its advanced manufacturing capabilities to develop as a regional production hub for aerospace. Elisa L. Iannacone PHOTO: JEP Precision Engineering Since its independence from Malaysia in 1965, Singapore has grown on the back of a need for survival. This attitude has pushed many industries to thrive despite the multiple challenges, and the aerospace industry is no exception. Once a British colony, Singapore lost most of its market when it became an independent republic, yet retained the language and infrastructure from ...

      Michele Frisoli, CEO, Manta Group

      GBR Connect Series Manta Group is a family owned and is the only company in the world that assembles mobile parts for the Boeing 767 and KC-46 programs, such as inboard ailerons, inboard and outboard elevators and the rudder. What is your vision for Manta Group as the new CEO of the company? We created Manta Group from two companies: SCS was founded by my father in 1986 and TMC was acquired in 1996. SCS focused on industrial maintenance, assembly and trimming, while TMC specialized in composite materials production and painting. Both companies worked on fixed and rotor wing and diversified i...

      Lee Swee Meng, General Manager, Composite Technology International Pte Ltd

      GBR Connect Series CTIPL is focused on serving regional demand for rotor blade repairs from its base in Singapore Composite Technology International Pte Ltd is a rotor blade repair specialist. Could you describe the main ways in which you serve the aerospace sector in Singapore? Composite Technology International Pte Ltd (CTIPL) was established in 1984. We currently service more than 120 customers in 18 countries within the Asia-Pacific region. CTIPL is an authorized customer service facility of Airbus Helicopters, Bell Helicopter, Leonardo Helicopters and Sikorsky. Since 2012 our business ha...

      Italy Aerospace 2016

      Country: Italy • Industry: Aerospace • Publication: Global Business Reports • Release Date: November 2016 • Authors: Alice Pascoletti, Harriet Bailey, Catherine Howe and Elisa L. Iannacone Executive Summary: Italy’s aerospace industry is the third most prominent in Western Europe after France and Germany and the seventh largest in the world. With the exception of Leonardo-Finmeccanica, which controls a vast share of the market, the Italian aerospace industry is characterized by a plethora of small- to medium-sized companies, spread around the country in distinct clusters. In reg...

      Amedeo Fogliano, CFO, Tecnam Construzioni Aeronautiche

      Tecnam CFO describes how the company has penetrated the USA and China. Tecnam Construzioni Aeronautiche has experienced steady growth since 1992 and has opened a dealership within the US. Could you highlight the importance of the US market and why you decided to base there? Entering the US market was challenging for Tecnam, given that we tried to establish a dealership for several years but could not find the right investment. It took us nearly 5 years to find the right partner in order to take care of sales, maintenance and customer assistance. We have now launched Tecnam US in Florida, wher...

      Chow Kok Wah, General Manager, Air Transport Training College

      GBR Connect Series Air-traffic growth in the Asia-Pacific region generates a strong need for manpower. With the increase in demand for air transport in the Asia-Pacific Region, the need for training institutes will rise. Could you provide a brief overview of the Air Transport Training College and how you see this demand impacting your operations? The Singapore Institute of Aerospace Engineers was opened in 1974 by aircraft engineers. They soon realized that there was a need for a training institute in order to further the know-how in the sector. The Institute later opened a training school i...

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