Agreement expands both companies’ geographic reach and customer offerings
SPRINGFIELD, Ohio, June 7, 2014 — Champion GSE, an industry-leading producer of Stronghold engine stands, containers and affiliated ground support equipment — including the first-ever, dual-purpose engine stand for GEnx -1B and -2B engines — announced the company has partnered with Singapore Aerospace and Aviation Services Pte Ltd (SAAS), an aircraft ground support equipment (GSE) and services provider headquartered in Singapore.
Through this partnership, Champion GSE customers in Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, the Philippines, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Brunei, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea and Macau will have access to GEnx engines. Offerings will expand to include CFM56, GE90, and LEAP tools as well as a general aviation small engine stand. SAAS products will also now be available to Champion GSE’s customers in the U.S.
“This partnership marks another pivotal point for Champion GSE and its customers, as we now have the opportunity to extend our sales, training and after-purchase support to those in the Southeast Asia region,” said Todd DeVore, vice president and general manager of Champion GSE.
The SAAS team has tremendous depth of experience providing GSE resources that include new equipment, maintenance, repair and spare parts support to military, airlines, aircraft maintenance providers and ground handling companies.
“Partnering with a company that offers such a broad range of GSE experience helps Champion GSE meet our customers’ increased demands for airline operational and maintenance support,” said DeVore. “We are proud to extend our reach, and in turn extend the reach of SAAS, to provide our customers across the globe with this level of support.”
Champion GSE also recently announced its partnership with Excel Aviation, a specialist manufacturer headquartered in the United Arab Emirates. Excel Aviation is serving as Champion GSE’s exclusive regional representative and providing training, sales and after-sales support for Champion GSE’s Middle Eastern customers.
ABOUT CHAMPION GSE
Champion GSE, an independent, privately owned company headquartered in Springfield, Ohio, is a global leader in the design, development, testing and manufacturing of Stronghold shipping and storage containers, and ground support equipment for aviation, military, power generation and space programs. A major supplier for military and commercial fabrication applications, Champion GSE’s manufacturing capability and experience covers all metal working requirements for steel, aluminum, stainless and other materials. Learn more about Champion GSE and Stronghold products at www.ChampionGSE.com.
Singapore Aerospace and Aviation Services Pte Ltd (SAAS) is one of the region’s premier suppliers of aircraft ground support equipment and services. The SAAS team has been working to solve GSE-related problems for more than 40 years. The company provides customers with efficient operational solutions which are cost effective. Located at Singapore’s Seletar Airport, SAAS is ideally positioned to support our customers throughout Southeast Asia. The SAAS service team has more than 40 years’ experience providing GSE maintenance, repair and spare parts support to the military, airlines, aircraft maintenance providers and ground handling companies. Learn more about SAAS at www.singaporeaaservices.com.