dnata Singapore opens new maintenance base at Changi Airport

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dnata Singapore has opened a new 6,900 square metre maintenance base at Singapore Changi Airport located next to the dnata Cargo Centre.

The facility is located in the Changi Airfreight Centre and has the capacity to handle an average of more than 9,000 repairs and maintenance activities annually.

It gives dnata an additional 1,000 square metres of space and is equipped with new equipment and technology that will triple its handling capacity.

dnata Singapore’s current fleet of more than 320 motorised and 1,200 non-motorised ground service equipment (GSE) will be serviced at the new maintenance base.

dnata Singapore chief executive officer, Mark Edwards says: “In an effort to future proof our business, it’s crucial that our infrastructure and support services keep up with the growth of dnata Singapore’s business.

“To maintain the standards that our customers have come to expect from us, this new maintenance base is important in ensuring that our fleet of GSE runs smoothly and efficiently.

“We need to keep up with increased pressure on our equipment and find innovative and resource-light ways to repair and maintain our GSE, as their use goes up. With this new facility, I believe we can meet the increased demand seamlessly.”

The new maintenance base is planned to accommodate the current volume of maintenance and repair work with space for future expansion, with 66 per cent increase in work pit, 53 per cent increase in repair bays, and a 50 per cent increase in washing bays spaces.

Sustainability and building an environmentally friendly facility were a key part of the construction and it features fast charging bays for electric tractors, and it will soon have more green technology and equipment.

The facility’s other green initiatives include – energy saving-LED lights and motion sensors for lights and ventilation. Additionally, it has an eco-friendly design which takes into account wind direction.