As part of its on-going strategic plan to expand its global footprint, APOC Aviation, a leasing, trading, aircraft component and part-out specialist, has announced the opening of its first facility outside Europe. The new APOC base in Singapore will hold stock of modern A320 family and B737 components, providing the local market with faster access to their stock of spares inventory.
Karim Grinate, vice president – Component Sales at APOC Aviation, said “an Asia-Pacific base means our stock is in place ready to serve the region as Asian operators get their fleets flying again. We believe that through regional deployment, operating in local languages and within the same time zone, we can deliver the fastest and most efficient service to our customers. Singapore is the ideal strategic trading position to allow us to maximise opportunities as they present themselves. But we are also looking closely at developments in China and Hong Kong as we consider another Asian warehouse location. In terms of regulations and the USM market, China in particular is working to match standards with Europe and the US,” said Grinate. “This presents us with a good opportunity to sell our newer aircraft parts across the region. A new US hub is also planned for the first quarter of 2021.”