Aircraft component and part-out specialist APOC Aviation has announced the opening of its warehouse in Singapore as part of its expansion plans outside Europe.
The new APOC facility will provide airlines and MRO companies in Asia Pacific with faster access to spare parts and components for their A320 family and B737 aircraft.
“An Asia Pacific base means our stock is in place ready to serve the region as Asian operators get their fleets flying again,” Karim Grinate, vice president of component sales at APOC Aviation.
APOC Aviation is also looking closely at China and Hong Kong for future warehouse locations as it sees opportunities in the used serviceable materials (USM) market. It also plans to open a new US hub in the first quarter of 2021.
“In terms of regulations and the USM market, China in particular is working to match standards with Europe and the US,” noted Grinate.
In Singapore, SIA is taking a total of 11 737-800s from its acquisition of SilkAir, Payload Asia learned, whilst Scoot has a few A320s (27, according to the company website) in its fleet. The budget carrier in August converted its A320ceo for cargo-only operations by stripping of seats in the passenger cabin.
“The integration of our own proprietary software is complete, packages of our A320 and B737 spares components are on-site, and our local representatives are ready and waiting – so we can officially say that our Singapore facility is open for business,” Grinate ended.