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Hawker Pacific Commemorates Ten Years of Support for Embraer Executive Jets

Hawker Pacific achieved several “world firsts” in its support for Embraer Executive Jets

SINGAPORE, Feb. 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Today, at the Singapore Airshow 2018, Hawker Pacific Asia commemorated its 10 years of support for Embraer Executive Jets’ aircraft at a ceremony which was officiated by senior executives from Embraer Executive Jets and Hawker Pacific.

Left, Mr Louis Leong, Vice President Asia, Hawker Pacific Asia; Mr Doug Park, Chief Operating Officer Asia Pacific, Hawker Pacific; Mr Johann Bordais, President and CEO Services and Support for Embraer; Mr Michael T. Amalfitano, President and CEO, Embraer Executive Jets

The Hawker Pacific Singapore Service Centre at the Seletar Aerospace Park has been Embraer Executive Jets’ Authorised Service Centre (ASC) in the Asia Pacific region since 2007 and has provided base and heavy maintenance, and AOG support to owners and operators of the full range of Embraer Executive Jets aircraft – Phenom 100, Phenom 300, Legacy 500, Legacy 600, Legacy 650 and Lineage 1000.

In all, over a hundred Embraer Executive Jets aircraft have been supported by Hawker Pacific over the past decade.

Key milestones in Hawker Pacific Asia’s milestones support for Embraer Executive Jets from its facility at Seletar include:

  • First in the world to carry out a Lineage 1000 48-month inspection (2012), 72-month inspection (2014) and 96-month inspection (2016);
  • Collaboration with Embraer in 2008 on a Embraer Legacy 600 Service Bulletin for Installation of Aft Lavatory Smoke Detector;
  • Partnering with Embraer in 2013 to pilot the compliance of Legacy 650 Service Bulletin for GPS Replacement, Iridium, GPS Antenna and LRUs relocation and Filter Installation; and another for replacement of Aft, Wing Tanks, Forward and Ventral Tank Electrical Pumps.

Hawker Pacific Asia’s comprehensive, state-of-the-art facility at the Seletar Aerospace Park is a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) approved maintenance facility. It also holds national aviation authority approvals from over 13 other countries, including the People’s Republic of China and Indonesia.

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“Hawker Pacific Asia is immensely proud to be the regional Authorised Service Centre for the entire range of Embraer Executive Jets aircraft, plus in addition we have been recently awarded the Authorised Service Centre for the EMB 135/145 family of commercial jets by Embraer. As the trusted choice for owners and operators of Embraer Executive Jets, we deliver timely, professional support including AOG support, around-the-clock! We are strategically located in an ever-expanding aviation market. This enables Hawker Pacific to be close to our customers. We thank Embraer for appointing us as their aircraft support partner in the region and the trust demonstrated. We look forward to many more good years with Embraer – a highly successful and respected world brand,” said Mr. Louis Leong, Vice President Asia, Hawker Pacific Asia.

In addition to Embraer Executive Jets. Hawker Pacific Asia also supports other major aviation brands including:

  • Authorised Service Centre (ASC) for Embraer Commercial Aviation’s ERJ 135/145 family;
  • Authorised Service Centre (ASC) for Beechcraft, Dassault Falcon Jet, and Daher-Socata aircraft;
  • Authorised dealer and installer for ACSS, Garmin, Honeywell, Rockwell Collins and Universal Avionics avionics products (selected products);
  • Authorised line service centre for Honeywell, Rolls Royce, Pratt & Whitney engines (selected product lines).

Notes to Editor:

Supporting aviation in the region since 1977, Hawker Pacific Asia is located at Singapore’s Seletar Aerospace Park and occupies a 9,400m2 facility that offers world-class services including maintenance, repair and overhaul, retrofits, modification and upgrades, aircraft sales, aircraft management, spares distribution, a dedicated paint shop, plus FBO and aircraft handling services.

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For media enquiries and high-resolution images, please contact:

Ms. Juliet Samraj
Marketing & Customer Experience Manager
Hawker Pacific Asia Pte Ltd
M: +65 9116 8004

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ISLAMABAD, At least 11 Pakistani army officers and soldiers were killed and 13 others injured in a suicide blast inside an army unit in Pakistan’s northwest Swat district on Saturday night, said the Pakistani army.

The Inter-Services Public Relations, Pakistani army’s media wing, said in a statement that the attack happened in a sports area of the unit in Kabal town of Swat, a district located in the country’s northwest Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

Local reports said that the death toll may further increase as several were in critical condition among the injured.

Local media said that the attack happened when soldiers were playing volleyball there. The injured soldiers have been shifted to Kabal hospital.

The outlawed militant group of Pakistani Taliban claimed the attack, according to local reports.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has strongly condemned the suicide attack, the prime minister’s office said.

The prime minister said that no cowardly attack can deter Pakistan in pursuing struggle against the menace of terrorism to its logical conclusion. “We will continue our fight till the last trace is rooted out,” stated the prime minister in a statement.

Pakistani security forces had cleared Swat valley in a major operation in 2009. Earlier the Pakistani Taliban militants had strong influence in most parts of Swat.


UN Peacekeeper Killed in Democratic Republic of the Congo

A United Nations peacekeeper from Pakistan was killed in an ambush Saturday in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. He was deployed with the U.N. Stabilization Mission in the DRC, also know by its French acronym, MONUSCO.

Members of an armed group ambushed the peacekeepers near Lulimba, 96 kilometers southwest of Baraka in South Kivu province. At least one other peacekeeper was wounded in the assault.

A spokesman for U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said the world body chief condemns the killing.

According to the secretary-general’s spokesman, Guterres has called on all armed groups in the DRC to lay down their arms and seek to resolve their grievances peacefully.

The French News Agency (AFP) reported that DRC President Joseph Kabila claimed MONUSCO has not eradicated any armed group in nearly 20 years.

AFP said Kabila has warned MONUSCO not to consider the DRC under the care of the United Nations and added that he would clarify in the coming days our relations with the U.N.

Source: Voice of America


ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Pakistan will host top-level 73rd Executive Committee and 22nd General Assembly meetings, of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI) next month, said a statement.

Vice President of SAARC Chamber’s, Pakistan chapter, Iftikhar Ali Malik, said that, both meetings will be held in the Pakistani capital of Islamabad on Feb 6, which would be chaired by the SAARC Chamber President, Suraj Vaidya, separately.

Vice presidents from member countries, including India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Afghanistan, Maldive, Bhutan and Pakistan, along with their delegations, will attend the meetings.

The meetings will also take up and finalise SAARC Chamber’s proposed initiatives, said the official, adding that, new applications from SAARC member countries for membership of SAARC Chamber will also be discussed.

He said, the meetings will also discuss the forthcoming three-day SAARC Business Leaders Conclave, scheduled to be held in Kathmandu, Nepal, in Mar this year.

The SAARC Chamber has also decided to celebrate its silver jubilee, in all member countries, to send a message of goodwill, strengthening the bonds of brotherhood, and promotion of intra-trade, besides fully exploiting all indigenous resources in the region, the official said.


CM Punjab appears before NAB on Ashiana Housing scheme probe

Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif appeared before National Accountability Bureau in Lahore regarding an inquiry into Aashiana Housing Scheme.

He recorded his statement before the NAB officials.

Later addressing a news conference, the Chief Minister said he appeared before NAB to uphold the rule of law though he was allowed under law to submit a written reply.

Shahbaz Sharif said if saving money in development project is a crime, he will repeat it.

Source: Radio Pakistan

New Zealand beat Pakistan by 7 wickets in first T-20

New Zealand beat Pakistan by 7 wickets in the first T-20 of the three-match series at Wellington on Monday.

Batting first, Pakistan scored 105 runs in 19.4 overs.

In reply, New Zealand achieved the target in 15.5 overs.

New Zealand lead the three match series 1-0.

Source: Radio Pakistan