- Visit of Italian Business Delegation to SAP
AAIS was pleased to welcome a business delegation from Italy to the Seletar Aerospace Park (SAP) on 11 April 2018. The visit, supported by EDB, was arranged as part of the programme for the Ambrosetti ASEAN-Italy dialogue, held to foster economic cooperation between ASEAN and Italy. Participants of the visit included representatives of Italian companies from aviation and aerospace subsectors such as cargo, space, robotics and automation solutions providers and parts suppliers.
During the visit, the delegation was given an introduction of AAIS and the Singapore Aerospace industry. Discussions then moved to sustaining competitiveness and differentiation factors for Singapore. The visitors were also interested to find out how Singapore attracts foreign direct investments and it shapes its aerospace talent pool. After the discussion, the group took a short tour around SAP and visited the Airbus Asia Training Centre.
AAIS is pleased to have been able to facilitate the visit.
- Rolls-Royce Crowned Champions at AAIS Futsal Tournament
The atmosphere was electric at the Indoor Premier Pitch @ Turf City on 17 March 2018 as teams gathered for the Annual AAIS Futsal Tournament 2018. A total of 24 teams participated in the event this year, representing various sub-sectors of the aerospace industry.
Teams fought hard in the round robin tournament, with players showing off individual skills and teamwork to score an average of 2 goals in the matches played.
The tournament eventually came to an all-Rolls-Royce final, and Rolls-Royce Team A emerged as the team champions with a 1-0 victory. Rolls-Royce Team B obtained the 1st runner-up position, while ARTC 1 triumphed with a 2-0 win over SAESL 1 to take 2nd runner-up. Most Valuable Player (MVP) was awarded to Mr Frank Walter from the Advanced Remanufacturing & Technology Centre for his outstanding performance on the pitch.
Congratulations to all teams on a well-fought tournament! We look forward to an even more exciting one next year!
Enjoy photos from the event here: http://www.aerophotoworks.com/p784616821
- Aerospace Community Day 2018 (14 February 2018)
It was a very special Valentine’s Day this year for the Aerospace community. On 14 February 2018, more than 30 volunteers from our member companies hosted 120 elderly from four homes to an enjoyable Chinese New Year lunch at the Imperial Court restaurant at The Grassroot’s Club. Beneficiaries from the Bright Hill Evergreen Home, Lee Ah Mooi Old Age Home, St John’s Home for the Elders and Thongteck Home were treated to a sumptuous Chinese lunch spread including a spirited ‘Lo-Hei’ to usher in the New Year.
The atmosphere was made even livelier with nostalgic English, Mandarin, Cantonese and Hokkien songs by the talented MusicMix band and singers. The event concluded with the distribution of Mandarin Oranges and Ang Baos by volunteers, bringing a warm smile to the faces of the senior citizens.
AAIS would like to thank the following companies and individuals for their invaluable contribution and support of this event:
- Airbus Singapore Pte Ltd
- Asta Training International Pte Ltd
- Globaltronics Precision Pte Ltd
- JCS Vanetec Pte Ltd
- JEP Precision Engineering Pte Ltd
- Pattonair Asia Pte Ltd
- Rolls-Royce Singapore Pte Ltd
- Vector Aerospace Asia Pte Ltd
- Wencor LLC
- Mr Eddy Eyo – W.H. Brennan & Co
- Mr Ivan Ho – Airbus Group Singapore
- Mr Alastair Johnson – ARTC
- Ms Saskia Orelio – MNX Singapore
The Association looks forward to organising more of such events with continued support from the community.
View photos from the event here: http://www.aerophotoworks.com/p553030914
- Singapore Pavilion @ Singapore Airshow 2018 (5 to 11 February 2018)
Together with members, partners and exhibitors, AAIS had an exciting week at Singapore Airshow 2018! AAIS built and managed the Singapore Pavilion, which had 36 exhibiting organisations altogether, including 20 first-time exhibitors and 9 SMEs/start-ups featured at the SME pavilion. The Singapore pavilion received the attention of many VIP delegations and exhibitors were visited by President Halimah Yacob, DPM Teo Chee Hean, Ministers Ong Ye Kung and Khaw Boon Wan. Daily Singapore-themed kopi/teh and tasting portions of local cuisines were organised for the exhibitors’ trade guests, bringing in more traffic to the pavilion.
To provide more value to our members and exhibitors, AAIS organised 10 different programmes all within the same week.
Country briefings, networking and B2B meetings
- Country Briefing and Networking with US delegation – 5 February 2018
- Networking with Australia delegation – 5 February 2018
- Networking with Canada delegation – 5 February 2018
- AAIS HOST International Networking Lunch – 7 February 2018
- Over 100 pre-arranged B2B Meetings @ Singapore Airshow – 6 to 9 February 2018
- Suppliers’ Summit organised by UTC and EDB, supported by AAIS – 6 February 2018
- Digital Solutions for Aerospace Manufacturing and MRO seminar organised by AAIS and JTC – 7 February 2018
- Emerging Technologies and Business Seminar, organised by AAIS and GIFAS, supported by Experia – 8 February 2018
- Learning Journey to the Advanced Remanufacturing Technology Centre (ARTC) for SMEs – 9 February 2018
Aerospace Industry Induction Programme
- Over 1,200 students bussed down to the Airshow, supported by EDB and CAAS – 8 February 2018
To find out more about exhibitors under the Singapore Pavilion @ Singapore Airshow 2018, please visit this link: http://aais.org.sg/event/airshow/
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- Aerospace Networking Night (17 January 2018)
At the JTC Aerospace Networking Night on 17 January 2018, Minister (Trade & Industry) Mr S Iswaran officially launched the Aerospace Industry Transformation Map and kicked off the Association’s 15th year anniversary. The evening’s celebrations also marked the 10th year of Seletar Aerospace Park, since the start of its construction.
During the event, AAIS also represented the industry to sign a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate with the five polytechnics, ITE and JTC on a new series of student outreach initiatives. These initiatives are expected to benefit some 1,500 students from the aerospace engineering courses annually. The first project will be the inaugural Aerospace Day @ SAP this April.
Speaking at the start of the occasion, Minister congratulated the Association on its 15th Anniversary, noting that “Over the past 15 years, AAIS has been active in the aerospace industry by organising student outreach events and by providing valuable inputs to government policies.” He added, “Industry associations like AAIS and Singapore Institute of Aerospace Engineers (…) play a critical role as the voice of the aerospace industry and I would like to urge all of you to continue actively engaging the Government and companies to drive the ITM initiatives and to raise awareness among your members of the benefits of the ITM programmes.”
Minister also toured the exhibition area, which showcased the AAIS journey in the past 15 years, as well as new and upcoming activities to facilitate industry members in preparing for the future. AAIS President, Mr Philip Quek, said, “Even as we celebrate our past achievements, we are resolute in supporting the continuing growth and transformation of the Singapore aerospace community. We will be working closely with JTC to help more members embark on the digital transformation journey. Together with industry partners, we will continue to further Singapore as the region’s aerospace hub.”
- Members-Only Aerospace ITM Preview (5 January 2018)
AAIS kicked-off the year with an exclusive members-only preview of the Aerospace Industry Transformation Map (ITM). Held at EDB’s offices on 5 January 2018, the event gathered senior representatives from some 50 member companies to understand the key thrusts of the ITM and give feedback on its implementation. The ITM was developed by government agencies with our collective inputs, and is aimed at renewing our industry’s competitiveness and growth for the long term. It is intended as an evolving plan providing directional guidance to both industry and government.
Three key areas were highlighted for the industry roadmap:
1) Pursuing Operational Excellence
– Adopting automation and industrial IoT
– Deepening of manufacturing engineering capabilities
2) Driving Innovation in Emerging Technologies
– Continued investment in developing public R&D infrastructure
– Developing industry-relevant technologies
– Providing regulatory support for new industry segments
3) Equipping Singapore with Relevant Skills
– Upskilling/Reskilling existing and displaced workers
– Working with lead demand to train industry workforce
– Preparing the future workforce
AAIS thanks all members for your valuable inputs and EDB for facilitating the dialogue. As the industry apex body, AAIS will be continuing with the programmes started last year and embarking on new initiatives as we facilitate ITM implementation by our members.
- HOST Networking @ PARKROYAL on Kitchener (7 December 2017)
The final session of the quarterly held AAIS HOST Networking events for 2017 was held on 7 December at the new Club 5 at Parkroyal Hotel on Kitchener Road. More than 50 senior professionals from the industry came together, to network and soak in some festive cheer.
Attendees were also a special acoustic guitar performance and sing-along by Mr Steven Crummack from Airbus Singapore. Glasses were clinked, stories shared and stronger business linkages made. The event culminated with the ever-popular Lucky Draw, with three participants winning staycation and dining vouchers at the Parkroyal Hotel.
AAIS is pleased to have organised this year-end get together for our members, partners and friends. We thank our guests for their support and attendance, as well as Parkroyal on Kitchener for their generous sponsorship and hospitality.
View more photos of the event here: http://www.aerophotoworks.com/p861196448
- Aviation Liability Forum (16 November 2017)
Together with knowledge partners from AIG, AAIS organised a forum on Aviation Liability Insurance to discuss risk management and liability protection in the Aerospace industry. The forum attracted some 30 aerospace professionals from the finance, legal, operations, quality and management departments across aerospace MRO, supplier, parts manufacturer and distributor companies.
Mr David Boyle, AIG’s Head of Aerospace in Asia Pacific, gave a comprehensive presentation on the risks associated with accidents and equipment failures, and potential exposures for companies along the value chain. Participants were also given examples of claims that can be brought against aviation companies and pointers on improving operational risks within their businesses.
AAIS thanks AIG and our members for a fruitful and engaging session.
- MRO Asia-Pacific Conference and Exhibition (31 Oct to 2 Nov 2017)
MRO Asia Pacific returned to Singapore from 31 October to 2 November 2017 at the Singapore Expo. The conference and exhibition brought in more than 5,000 registered industry professionals and drew representatives from 61 countries.
The Conference line-up featured close to 90 airline and industry speakers, covering a wide range of business and technology topics. AAIS Chief Executive Mr Sia Kheng Yok chaired the “MRO State of the Industry” panel session, with speakers Mr Ang Chye Kiat (EVP Aircraft Maintenance and Modification, ST Aerospace), Mr James Barrington (Group Director Airframe Services, HAECO) and Mr Sonny Stern (VP Sales and Customer Service, Delta TechOps). The session, which followed “10-year Market Analyses” presentations by Oliver Wyman and ICF International, was presented to a packed hall with some estimated 300 senior executives of the industry in presence.
AAIS also managed the Singapore pavilion at the MRO Exhibition, which grew from 21 participating companies in the previous year to 28 companies in 2017. The pavilion was a hit at the exhibition, enjoying a great location and good volume of foot traffic.
Singapore Pavilion Exhibitors at MRO 2017
- Aerospace Quality Supplier Pte. Ltd
- Airbus Group Singapore Pte Ltd
- Aircraft Support Industries (Singapore) Pte Ltd
- Ban Chu Leong Technologies Pte Ltd
- Bollore Logistics Singapore Pte Ltd
- BSB Aviation LLP
- Coway Engineering & Marketing Pte Ltd
- CW Aero Services Pte. Ltd
- Dymax Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd
- Dynaron Enterprises Pte. Ltd
- Esterline Sensors Services Asia Pte. Ltd
- Fischer Instrumentation (S) Pte Ltd
- Hawker Pacific Asia Pte Ltd
- Hydro Systems Singapore LLP
- IXTEQ Singapore Pte Ltd
- JCS-Vanetec Pte Ltd
- Magellan Aviation Singapore Pte Ltd
- Matrix Technlogical Services Pte Ltd
- NDT Instruments Pte Ltd
- Ontic Engineering and Manufacturing Asia-Pac Pte Ltd
- Orapi Applied (S) Pte Ltd
- Pattonair Asia Pte Ltd
- Regent Aerospace Singapore Pte Ltd
- Rhinestahl Singapore Pte Ltd
- Singapore Aero Engine Services Pte Ltd
- Transfingo Pte Ltd
- Vector Aerospace Asia Pte Ltd
- H. Brennan & Company Pte Ltd
View photos from the event here: http://www.aerophotoworks.com/p96655746
Watch highlights from Day 1 of the exhibition here: https://www.facebook.com/aero.sg/videos/1708731295804252/
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- Members’ Exclusive Dialogue with EASA Executive Director (12 October 2017)
AAIS organised an informal dialogue with Mr Patrick KY, Executive Director of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for its members. Held on 12 October 2017, the event saw the participation of representatives from 30 EASA-certified companies in Singapore.
Facilitated by AAIS, the dialogue also included Mr Luigi PRETI, EASA Continuing Airworthiness (Maintenance) Organisation Team Leader and Mr Frank Manuhutu, EASA Representative for Singapore and Southeast Asia. Participants touched on a wide range of topics including EASA’s role in the region, its cooperation with the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore, the impact of Brexit, and how regulation can support industry innovation.
The dialogue was held a day after the official opening of EASA’s regional office in Singapore. Singapore is home to EASA’s fourth regional office after Washington, Montreal and Beijing.
AAIS was delighted to provide this engagement platform for our members and EASA. Our deepest appreciation to Mr Patrick Ky, the EASA team, and members for taking the time to join us at this session.
- HOST Networking @ PARKROYAL on Beach Road (12 October 2017)
AAIS held its third HOST Networking event for the year in the Sky Ballroom at PARKROYAL on Beach Road on Thursday, 12 October 2017. More than 60 senior executives and professionals from the aerospace industry attended the event to meet new friends, partake in idea exchanges and network in a casual and informal setting.
AAIS Chief Executive, Mr Sia Kheng Yok opened the networking session with some brief remarks, before handing over to Mr Craig Syphers, General Manager of PARKROYAL on Beach Road. The hotel provided an overview of its facilities and services, and brought interested guests on a short tour around the hotel’s premises.
For the evening, guests were treated to a sumptuous spread of international dishes and desserts, such as foie gras, sushi, sausages and champagne meringue nitrogen. The highlight of the event was the lucky draw, which saw three lucky members walking away with dining and hotel stay vouchers, sponsored by PARKROYAL on Beach Road.
AAIS would like to especially thank our members for their attendance and support as well as the team at PARKROYAL on Beach Road for their hospitality and generosity, in making this HOST Networking event a successful one! View photos of the event at our new photo gallery.
- Study Mission to Selangor (9-10 October 2017)
Together with five Singapore companies and representatives from JTC and EDB, AAIS mounted a business mission to Selangor in Malaysia. Facilitated by Invest Selangor, the visit programme included a business roundtable with representatives from UMW Land Sdn Bhd, Malaysian Airport Holdings Bhd and the National Aerospace Industry Coordinating Office, amongst others. Participants gained information about the progress of aerospace developments in the Subang area and sought opportunities for business and partnerships through the networking sessions. Participants also visited the Strand Aerospace facility and the SR Technics MRO workshop.
AAIS is pleased to have been able to facilitate this visit. Our deepest appreciation to Invest Selangor, Malaysia Aerospace Industry Association and Malaysian Airport Holding for their warm hospitality.
- 15th Annual General Meeting (26 September 2017)
The 15th Annual General Meeting of the Association of Aerospace Industries (Singapore) was held on Tuesday, 26 September 2017, at the Singapore Aviation Academy. The meeting was attended by representatives from over 40 corporate members and presided over by key office bearers of the 10th Management Committee, chaired by AAIS President Mr Philip Quek.
The AGM also saw the election of the 11th Management Committee, which will be serving from September 2017 to September 2019. Members present also endorsed the FY2015/16 Annual Report and Financial Statements and agreed unanimously to reappoint Mr Paul Sandosham of Clifford Chance as the Honorary Legal Advisor and Ernst & Young as the Honorary External Auditor.
AAIS would like to thank our food and beverage sponsors, Rocky Master coffee and Hilton Singapore for their forthcoming and generous support. We also express our deep appreciation to the Singapore Aviation Academy for accommodating the event and for taking the time to show AAIS members around the extensive training facilities.
Visit our new photo gallery to view photos from the event.
- AAIS and Siemens Sign Memorandum of Cooperation to Facilitate Digital Transformation (21 August 2017)
AAIS and Siemens signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) on 21 August 2017 to promote innovation and drive digital transformation of the aerospace industry in Singapore.
While industry players, including manufacturers, are keen to ride the opportunities arising from growing demand for air travel, cost remains a factor in uncertain business environment and economic times. Globalisation has also led to fiercer competition as well as ever-changing industrial landscape, creating the need to expect quick return on investments. Hence, companies have to assess their current business strategy and implement solutions that would enable them to stay ahead of the competition locally and globally.
Under the MOC, AAIS and Siemens will jointly organise a range of activities to educate AAIS members on the topic of digitalisation, encourage the implementation of new technologies and equip them with the knowledge to do so. Through seminars, authored articles, site visits and workshops, Siemens will offer its technical expertise to the participants and provide real-life demonstrations via its products and services.
The MOC was signed by Mr Allan Ferrie, Vice President of AAIS, and Mr Raimund Klein, Executive Vice President for Siemens ASEAN, Digital Factory and Process Industries and Drives.
- HOST Networking @ Hilton Singapore (26 July 2017)
The second AAIS HOST Networking Session for 2017 was held on 26 July at Il Cielo, Hilton Singapore. More than 60 senior executives and professionals from the industry were in attendance, including representatives from the American and Canadian embassies.
The evening kicked off with welcome remarks from AAIS Chief Executive Sia Kheng Yok and Mr Chua Sheng En of Hilton Singapore. Guests enjoyed the relaxed ambience by the rooftop poolside, while some opted for a short tour of the hotel’s newly renovated facilities. Many new connections were made over drinks and against the backdrop of a citysunset view and night scape.
The evening ended on a high, with two lucky guests walking away with dining vouchers during the Lucky Draw, with prizes sponsored by the Hilton Singapore.
- AAIS Annual Bowling Tournament 2017 (15 July 2017)
Into its 13th edition, AAIS held its annual bowling tournament at Orchid Country Club. The tournament attracted a total of 25 teams from across the aerospace industry.
It was a lively and spirited atmosphere, with teams vying for the coveted championship trophy whilst striking chances at winning novelty prizes.
AAIS thanks all participating teams and once again, congratulates the winners. We also thank AAIS Management Committee member, Mr Ekkehard Pracht for presenting the trophies. We look forward to an even more exciting tournament in 2018!
Here are the results:
Prize Winners Category Company Name Team Name Score Team Champion SIA Engineering Company SIAEC 1 2090 1st Runner-Up SIA Engineering Company SIAEC 2 2071 2nd Runner-Up ST Aerospace ST Aero 3 2046 Category Company Name (Team Name) Name Score Best Male Individual SIA Engineering Company (SIAEC 2) P Samugam 657 Best Female Individual ST Aerospace (ST Aero 1) Metta Koh 507 Highest Game Score Prize Gender Company Team Name Name Game Score Pot Male SIA Engineering Company SIAEC 2 P Samugam 237 $200
Click here for the full tournament results.
- AAIS Pursues Collaboration with French Aerospace Industries Association (21 June 2017)
In the spirit of promoting innovation and closer cooperation between French and Singapore aerospace companies, AAIS and the Groupement des Industries Françaises Aéronautiques et Spatiales (GIFAS) were pleased to conclude a Memorandum of Collaboration (MOC) on 21 June 2017.
The signing ceremony took place at the Paris Airshow, which was held at Le Bourget Parc des Expositions from 19 to 25 June 2017. AAIS was represented by Chief Executive Mr Sia Kheng Yok and GIFAS by Managing Director Mr Pierre Bourlot. The signing was witnessed by the GIFAS management and secretariat as well as the Singapore delegation, which included representatives from EDB, JTC, the Singapore Embassy in Paris and industry members.
France and Singapore have prioritised the strengthening of their respective innovation ecosystems, including programmes to promote research and development (R&D), as well as support entrepreneurship in innovative sectors. This is reflected in the national strategies of the two countries. To promote closer cooperation between Singapore and France in innovation industries, French President Francois Hollande and Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong declared 2018 as the France-Singapore Year of Innovation on 27 March 2017.
In support of this, AAIS and GIFAS agreed to develop cooperation activities between the two organisations to strengthen bilateral relations between Singaporean and French aerospace ecosystems and support the advancement of bilateral cooperation on innovation.
This is the fifth MOC entered into by AAIS and the third in 2017, following collaborative agreements signed with the New South Wales Department of Industry and the Aviation Valley Cluster in Poland. The MOC will last for an initial period of three years.
- Rolls-Royce SME Supplier Briefing (13 June 2017)
With the support of SPRING and Rolls-Royce Singapore, AAIS jointly organised a Rolls-Royce Supplier Conference for SMEs on 13 June 2017. The event saw the attendance of more than 40 participants from 25 SMEs in the aerospace industry.
Rolls-Royce Singapore assembles and tests Trent aero engines at its Seletar Campus, including the Trent 900 engine for the Airbus A380 and the Trent 1000 engine for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Singapore is also the only place outside the UK where Rolls-Royce manufactures its patented hollow, titanium wide-chord fan blade.
The supplier conference sought to help local enterprises learn more about the internal competencies and capabilities that are required of an aerospace supplier, to help companies align business directions and development. Mr Teo Wee Kin, Chief of Manufacturing Technology for Rolls-Royce Singapore, shared his views on upcoming technology trends, OEM technological requirements and opportunities for local suppliers. Participants also engaged in a frank and fruitful discussion on some of the challenges as well as success stories from aerospace SME suppliers.
AAIS looks forward to continue collaborating with SPRING Singapore, OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers in enhancing capabilities of aerospace SMEs and facilitating the development of a robust industry ecosystem.
- IMDEX Asia 2017 (16-18 May 2017)
In partnership with Experia Events, AAIS facilitated the Singapore Pavilion at this year’s International Maritime Defence Exhibition and Conference (IMDEX Asia) held from 16 – 18 May at Singapore’s Changi Exhibition Centre. The Singapore Pavilion consisted of 11 local organisations exhibiting their latest products, technological offerings and services. AAIS was also present with a booth located within the pavilion.
In its eleventh edition, the biennial IMDEX Asia is the premier international maritime defence show in Asia Pacific and beyond. Comprising an exhibition, strategic conferences and a warships display, IMDEX Asia has gained recognition as the global platform to address pressing issues within the naval and maritime security industry, with a showcase the latest naval technologies and connect key players from navies, governments and industry. The 2017 edition was held in conjunction with the Republic of Singapore Navy’s 50th anniversary and Singapore’s first-ever International Maritime Review.
- Workshop on Additive Manufacturing Process Chains for New Parts and Repair (18 May 2017)
In collaboration with SIMTech and Fraunhofer (IWS) Institute for Materials and Beam Technology, AAIS jointly organised a workshop on additive manufacturing process chains for aerospace on 18 May 2017.
Interest in Additive Manufacturing (AM) has been growing among Singapore aerospace companies in line with the increasing adoption by aircraft manufacturers and OEMs in recent years. 3D printed parts have been integrated into engines, interiors and more recently, in flight control mechanisms of new generation aircraft. Unlike conventional production, AM makes it possible to replace the classic case of “design for manufacturing” with “design for function“. With this and other advantages it offers, the application of AM is anticipated to broaden within the aerospace industry – from rapid prototyping to being an integral part of digital manufacturing.
Participants of the workshop first heard from Dr Wei Jun of SIMTech on the institute’s AM technologies. Prof Christoph Leyens, director of the Fraunhofer IWS Dresden then followed with a presentation on Process Chains for New Parts and Repair. Interested companies also had the opportunity to have one-to-one discussion slots with the speakers after the workshop.
AAIS is pleased to have organised this event with SIMTech and the Fraunhofer Institute. We will continue to encourage and facilitate the industry in adopting new technologies towards building a sustainable aerospace community for the future.
- Visit by CASC and CAQ at Seletar (12 May 2017)
AAIS was pleased to welcome a delegation from the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) and the China Association for Quality (CAQ) to the Seletar Aerospace Park on 12 May 2017.
A large state-owned enterprise, CASC is mainly engaged in the research, design, manufacture and launch of space systems including satellites, manned spaceships as well as strategic and tactical missiles. The group, which visited SAP as part of their learning journey, were keen to learn best practices and benchmarking opportunities on quality management practices and experiences in the Aerospace industry.
During the meeting, the delegation shared that CASC was constructing a new aerospace industrial system to accelerate the development of its businesses, covering space systems, defense systems, aerospace technology applications, and aerospace services. The organization was keen to explore potential investment opportunities outside of China.
The delegation also met with representatives from the Singapore Aerospace Quality Group, where they discussed matters pertaining to Aerospace Standards and international quality certifications. AAIS is pleased to have been able to facilitate the visit and look forward to such exchanges in future.
- Dialogue with EDB on Aerospace ITM (10 April 2017)
Together with the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB), AAIS organised a forum on the Industry Transformation Map for Aerospace on 10 April 2017. The event saw the participation of more than 70 C-Suite leaders of aerospace OEMs, large suppliers, support services and solution providers.
The event was conceived as a platform for members of the industry to provide valuable ideas for incorporation into the ITM. EDB’s director for Transport Engineering, Mr Tan Kong Hwee, addressed the forum and attended the discussions throughout the morning. Attendees broke into groups for discussions on competitiveness, business and technology trends and the industry ecosystem. They were facilitated by members of the AAIS Panel of Experts, Management Committee and industry veterans.
Work on the Aerospace ITM began late last year with EDB leading the efforts with support from other government agencies. Consultations with industry have started since 2015 with various relevant workstreams, and especially for the development of the Singapore SkillsFuture Framework for Aerospace and productivity initiatives.
AAIS was pleased to have been able to facilitate this dialogue for the industry’s voice to be heard. We thank our focus group Facilitators, members and guests, as well as the EDB Aerospace team for generously giving time for the discussions.
The Aerospace ITM is expected to be rolled out in late 2017. Inputs from this session will be consolidated for EDB.
- NAMIC Aerospace Summit (6 April 2017)
AAIS was proud to be an organising partner for the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Cluster (NAMIC) Aerospace Summit held on 6 April 2017 at the Singapore Expo. Mr Ricardo Pesce, in his capacity as AAIS MC member and Managing Director of Embraer Asia Pacific, delivered the opening address as the event’s Guest-of-Honour.
NAMIC was launched in September 2015 by Min (MTI) S Iswaran, to support Singapore’s 3D printing infrastructure and increase Singapore’s adoption of additive manufacturing technologies. Its main mandate is to nurture promising Additive Manufacturing technologies and start-ups, as well as accelerate translation R&D with a focus on commercial applications.
The Aerospace Summit was organised as part of its outreach to the aerospace industry, which has been identified as one of its target sectors. The event was very well-received with over 200 attendees reported by NAMIC. It received wide coverage by media outlets including Channel NewsAsia and Channel 8, with Mr Pesce and Mr Sia Kheng Yok both quoted in a report by CNA. AAIS will continue to support and encourage the adoption of emerging technologies by the industry.
- AAIS Annual Futsal Tournament (18 March 2017)
The AAIS Annual Futsal Tournament for the year was held on Saturday, 18 March at the Premier Pitch, Turf City.
With the participation of 20 teams from 14 organisations, the annual event saw top-notch futsal action from teams representing companies including SATAIR, Rolls Royce, Zodiac Aerospace and many more. It was a spirited atmosphere where great sportsmanship bonds were formed and aerospace professionals connected through the love of the game.
The hard-fought matches saw SAESL emerge victorious as team champions, with team SIA Engineering Company and Goodrich Aerospace obtaining 1st runner up and 2nd runner up positions respectively. Most Valuable Player (MVP) was awarded to Mr Abdul Raqib Bin Abdul Razak from SAESL for his outstanding skills on the pitch.
AAIS thanks all participating teams and once again, congratulates the winners. We also thank AAIS 2nd Vice President, Mr Allan Ferrie, for his presence and for presenting the trophies. We look forward to an even more exciting tournament in 2018!
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- Signing of Cooperation Agreement with Aviation Valley Cluster, Poland (3 March 2017)
The Association of Aerospace Industries (Singapore) (AAIS) and the Aviation Valley Association of Poland recently signed a Memorandum of Cooperation, signalling their intent to promote and facilitate more business activities and collaboration between aerospace companies in both countries.
The Memorandum was signed by Mr Allan Ferrie, 2nd Vice President for AAIS and Assembly and Test Director at Rolls Royce Singapore; and Mr Marek Bujny, Vice-President for the Aviation Valley Cluster and CEO of Ultratech. The signing ceremony was held in conjunction with the visit of the Aviation Valley cluster delegation to Seletar Aerospace Park on 3 March 2017.
The agreement covers cooperation in key areas including information exchanges on aerospace businesses and capabilities in Singapore and Poland, facilitation of industry study visits and business connections, as well as mutual invitations to industry events. It is hoped that the MOC would facilitate AAIS members such ACP Metal Finishing, which has plans to expand its business into Poland.
During the meeting, both parties affirmed their desire and commitment to explore potential business opportunities and collaborative activities. The MOC signing was witnessed by JTC Deputy Director for Aerospace, Mr Edwin Ho and the Polish Embassy Deputy Head of Mission, Mr Jan Wojick, and other members present.
President Tony Tan will be making a State Visit to Poland from 22 to 26 May 2017. Aerospace companies interested to join the visit as part of a business delegation are welcomed to contact the AAIS Secretariat.
- The Singapore Aerospace Industry Further Strengthens Business Linkages and Cooperation in Australia (28 February 2017)
The Association of Aerospace Industries (Singapore) (AAIS) and the New South Wales (NSW) Department of Industry – Economic, Skills & Regional Development today signed a Memorandum of Cooperation, signaling their intent to promote and facilitate more business activities and collaboration between aerospace companies in both territories.
The Memorandum was signed by Mr Sia Kheng Yok, AAIS Chief Executive and Mr Duncan Challen, Executive Director for Industry Development at the NSW Department of Industry. This MOC signing is one of the significant outcomes of the Business Mission to Australia organised by AAIS, in conjunction with the Australia Airshow – Avalon 2017, being held in Geelong from 28 February to 5 March. JTC Group Director Leow Thiam Seng and the Singapore aerospace business delegation were present to witness the signing.
The agreement covers cooperation in key areas including information exchanges on aerospace businesses and capabilities in Singapore and NSW, facilitation of industry study visits and business missions, as well as mutual invitations to industry events. The parties also agreed to share best practices on human resource capacity building.
Mr Sia said, “We are very happy to deepen our business relations with Australia. New South Wales has exciting plans for the New Western Sydney airport, including the creation of a supporting aerospace and defence precinct surrounding it. We hope, through this MOC, we will create awareness and inspire businesses in Australia and Singapore to explore the many opportunities for collaboration, growth and expansion.”
This is the third MOC entered into by AAIS, following collaborative agreements signed with Aviation/Aerospace Australia the Aerospace Industries Association of Canada. The MOC will last for an initial period of five years.
- GST Updates for the Aerospace Finance/Tax Community (27 February 2017)
Together with guest speakers from Ernst & Young, AAIS organised the second forum for the Aerospace Finance and Tax Community on the Goods and Services Tax (GST) on 27 February. The event attracted professionals from the finance, accounts and tax departments keen to get the latest on GST revisions.
GST specialists from Ernst & Young, Mr Yeo Kai Eng and Ms Chew Boon Choo, shared their expertise on key changes to IRAS e-Tax guides and covered revisions to industry specific GST guidelines relating to aircraft/MRO and qualifying criteria. They also gave tips to ensure compliance, reduce GST risks and avoid attracting hefty penalties. Participants were also introduced to IRAS’ Assisted Self-Help Kit (ASK) Annual Review and Assisted Compliance Assurance Programme (ACAP).
AAIS is pleased to have facilitated this forum and once again thanks the team from Ernst & Young for generously sharing their time and expertise with industry members. We look forward to facilitate more of such community-driven events.
- HOST Networking @ the Terminal Cafe Lounge (23 February 2017)
The first AAIS HOST Networking Session for 2017 was held on 23rd February at the Terminal Café Lounge. The event attracted over 40 senior executives and professionals from the industry. Located within Airbus Asia Training Centre, the Terminal Café Lounge is one of several new F&B additions to Seletar, serving specialty cuisine inspired by the flavours of Italy.
The evening kicked off with welcome remarks from AAIS Chief Executive Sia Kheng Yok and General Manager of Airbus Asia Training Centre Captain Yann Lardet. The setting sun casted a golden glow on the café, creating a cosy ambience. Guests also got to embark on a special preview tour of the AATC training facilities and simulators before returning to the Lantern to sample delightful morsels and cocktails with an Italian twist.
The evening ended on an even brighter note, with ten lucky guests walking away with dining vouchers during the Lucky Draw, with prizes generously sponsored by the Terminal Café Lounge.
AAIS extends our deep appreciation to Airbus Asia Training Centre, the Terminal Café Lounge for their hospitality and Workforce SG for support of the event.
- Visit by the Singapore-Russia Business Council (22 February 2017)
AAIS was pleased to welcome Deputy Chairman of the Singapore-Russia Business Council (RSBC), Dr Sergey Pronin, to the Seletar Aerospace Park on 22 February 2017. He was accompanied by officials from the Russian Federation in the Republic of Singapore, including Trade Representative, Mr Alexey Dakhnovskiy and Counsellor, Mr Maxim Ovcharov, as well as Mr Kirill Solntsev, from the RSTradehaus. The group was welcomed by AAIS Honorary Secretary Ms Lim Hee Joo and AAIS Honorary Treasurer Mr Chow Kok Wah, along with Mr Richard Gibbons of Aircraft Support Industries.
The visit by the RSBC representatives to SAP was part of a larger business mission to Singapore, India and Malaysia arranged by RSBC for Russian aviation companies. These included aerospace equipment manufacturers, technology solution providers and companies offering airport support services, among others. During the visit, the parties discussed the state of the aerospace industries in Asia Pacific and Europe and exchanged best practices on promoting the development of the aerospace industry. Dr Pronin also took the opportunity to demonstrate the RSTrade platform – a portal recently developed by RSTradehouse, a subsidiary of RSBC – which provides information about goods and services supplied by Russian companies. The multi-language platform is intended to promote Russian industrial goods and non-raw materials for civil use in Southeast Asia, India and Australia. To explore, visit www.rstradehouse.com and select the English option at the top right hand corner.
- Aerospace Community Day (19 January 2017)
In the spirit of the Lunar New Year, AAIS once again had the honour of hosting 95 senior citizens from four elderly homes to a festive luncheon, as part of its corporate social responsibility efforts. This was the second time AAIS had organised this event, following the positive feedback and impact of the first. Beneficiaries from the Bright Hill Evergreen Home, Lee Ah Mooi Old Age Home, St John’s Home for the Elders and Thongteck Home were treated to a sumptuous Chinese lunch spread and a short performance put together by the AAIS staff. The elders also got into action, singing popular tunes of the yesteryears.
The event concluded with the distribution of Mandarin Oranges and Ang Baos to the beneficiaries by AAIS staff and volunteers from the aerospace community, bringing a warm smile to the faces of the senior citizens in attendance. AAIS would like to thank the following companies and individuals for their invaluable time and support of this event:
- Asta Training International Pte Ltd
- Coway Engineering & Marketing Pte Ltd
- Parker Aerospace Pacific Asia Customer Support
- Rolls-Royce Singapore Pte Ltd
- Safran Electronics & Defense Services Asia Pte Ltd
- The Green Airliner Singapore Pte Ltd
- Tri-Wing Aviation Resources Pte Ltd
- Vector Aerospace Asia Pte Ltd
- Wencor LLC
- Mr Eddy Eyo – W.H. Brennan & Co Pte Ltd
AAIS would also like to thank Yan Palace Restaurant and the elderly care assistants from the beneficiaries for their assistance in the smooth running of the event. The Association looks forward to organising more of such events with continued support from the community.
- Visit of Officials from New South Wales, Australia (16 January 2017)
AAIS was pleased to host a delegation of Australian officials at the Seletar Aerospace Park (SAP) on 16 January 2017. The New South Wales Government’s Department of Industry delegation was led by Mr Duncan Challen, Executive Director of Industry Development and accompanied by officials from the Austrade Singapore. They were received by AAIS Chief Executive Sia Kheng Yok.
The New South Wales Government had in recent years committed to the development of a new Western Sydney Airport. The airport is expected to be a major catalyst for jobs and economic growth in Western Sydney, injecting more than AU$1.9 billion into the economy during the construction phase alone. It is expected to deliver 9,000 new jobs to Western Sydney by the early 2030s, and 60,000 in the long-term. As part of this development, areas around the airport will also be activated for economic development, with plans for an aerospace and defence precinct.
During their visit, the delegation sought to gain insights into Singapore’s development of SAP and the investment attraction of international tenants. Both parties also discussed possible areas of collaboration and agreed to look into establishing a sustained partnership at the meeting.
- Aerospace Outreach Event with SPETA (11 January 2017)
Together with SPETA (Singapore Precision Engineering and Technology Association), AAIS conducted a sharing session on Aerospace, focusing on requirements for entry into the sector. The event was well attended with more than 70 participants from both the AAIS and SPETAmemberships. Agencies such as SPRING Singapore and SIMTech were also present to support and encourage companies keen on venturing into the sector.
Precision Engineering (PE) in Singapore is recognised as the backbone of key industries for the economy such as aerospace, oil and gas, medical devices and electronics. The slow down in the oil & gas and marine sectors, coupled with growth in aviation and aerospace, has fuelled interest in local PE companies to diversify into Aerospace.
The event kicked off with welcome remarks from SPETA Executive Director, which was followed by an overview of Singapore’s aerospace industry presented by AAIS Chief Executive Sia Kheng Yok. AAIS Panel of Expert members Mr Tin Ho and Mr Mike Daniels, then shared their valuable insights on the topics “What it takes to be an Aerospace supplier” and “Aerospace quality and regulatory requirements” respectively. Participants also got to hear from Mr. Soh Chee Siong, Managing Director of AAIS member JEP Precision Engineering, who shared his first-hand experience of transforming the company with new technologies including digitisation and robotics. The afternoon was rounded off with networking between participants from the aerospace and PE industries.
AAIS is pleased to have co-organised this knowledge–sharing session with SPETA. We welcome more of such collaborations. Companies interested to know more about requirements for entry into the industry can contact AAIS at email@example.com
- HOST Networking @ Village Hotel Changi (8 December 2016)
The final session of the quarterly-held AAIS HOST Networking events for 2016 was held on 8 December at the new Infinity Room of Village Hotel Changi. Close to 50 senior professionals from the industry came together, to network and soak in some festive cheer.
The event was made more meaningful with the presence of the Cerebral Palsy Alliance Singapore, which set up a booth of their merchandise, greeting cards and handicrafts made by Cerebral Palsy patients. Our members and partners took the opportunity to purchase gifts for loved ones on their lists, while giving to a good cause.
Attendees were also treated to a special surprise – an acoustic guitar performance and sing-along by Mr Steven Crummack from Testia Asia Pacific. Spreading the festive cheer, Village Hotel Changi broke out the bubbly, with a special cocktail aptly named Village Chandon made especially for the guests. To top off the eventful session, a Lucky Draw was held, with three participants winning staycation vouchers at the Village Group hotels.
AAIS is pleased to have organised this year-end get together for our members, partners and friends. We thank our guests for their support and attendance, as well as CPAS for making time for the event. Our deepest appreciation also goes to the Village Hotel Changi for their generous sponsorship and hospitality. For enquiries on event spaces and corporate bookings, contact Max Low at 6551 2178 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
- Visit of Officials from Chongqing, China (29 November 2016)
AAIS received a delegation of officials from Chongqing, China, at the Seletar Aerospace Park (SAP) Visitor Centre on 29 November 2016. The 29-member delegation was organised by the PRC Embassy in Singapore and led by Mr Zheng Chao, Economic and Commercial Counsellor and Mr Han Baochang, Director of the China-Singapore (Chongqing) Strategic Interconnection Demonstration Project Management Bureau. The delegation was received by AAIS Honorary Treasurer Mr Chow Kok Wah (Air Transport Training College), Asst Honorary Secretary Ms Lim Hee Joo (Wah Son Engineering), Management Committee member Mr Philip Sung (Esterline Sensors Asia), and Chief Executive Mr Sia Kheng Yok.
The officials were in Singapore as part of a study visit of various industries including aviation, transport and finance. This was in relation to the Chongqing Connectivity Initiative (CCI), which was launched last November when President Xi Jinping visited Singapore. The CCI is the third Sino-Singapore Government-to-Government project after the Suzhou Industrial Park in 1994 and the Tianjin Eco-city in 2008. It focuses on developing four areas in the city: i) financial services, ii) aviation, iii)transport and logistics, and iv)information and communication technology.
During their visit to Seletar, the delegation was keen to learn about the structure of the aviation and aerospace industries in Singapore – particularly aspects of training and airport management. They were also interested to understand the advantages of having and being in the SAP and the infrastructure necessary to support and develop the industry. The group was also was also given a short tour of the SAP grounds.
The Joint Implementation Committee Meeting for the CCI is chaired by Mr Chan Chun Sing, Minister, Prime Minister’s Office. On the aviation front, Changi Airports International and Chongqing Airport Group are working on an agreement to set up a joint venture to manage the retail operations of the new Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport.
- SAQG Workshop Series: Understanding the changes to AS 91XX:2016 (25 November 2016)
The Singapore Aerospace Quality Group (SAQG), which was recently formalised under the AAIS, launched its workshop series on 25 November 2016. The inaugural workshop received overwhelming support from the community of aerospace quality professionals with the attendance of over 70 participants.
AAIS Chief Executive Mr Sia Kheng Yok welcomed participants and introduced SAQG Chair Mr Jimson Ngiam (Thales Solutions Asia). Mr Ngiam informed the quality community about the objectives and structure of the SAQG, as well as some of the activities the group has lined up for 2017. SAQG Deputy Chair Mr Jeffrey Ho (Rolls-Royce Singapore) then shared on the International Aerospace Quality Group (IAQG) and explained some of the working groups and areas of standards under development.
Mr David Tan from Pratt & Whitney delivered the main presentation on changes to the AS91XX:2016 standards and transition deadlines. A note-worthy point shared was that all audit visits after the 1st June 2017 would have to be conducted in accordance with the revised AS91XX:2016 standards. The SAQG urged quality managers to prepare for the change and adapt their management system to meet the new requirements and transition timelines.
Following a fruitful networking tea break, Mr Ricky Au (Liebherr-Singapore) shared with participants on a new initiative that the IAQG was looking into – developing standards for end-of-life aircraft management.
AAIS is very pleased to have facilitated the event, and thanks our venue sponsor JTC, and event sponsor Thales Solutions Asia, for supporting the event. The next SAQG workshop is scheduled to run on 20 January 2017. For any queries on the SAQG, please contact AAIS SAQG Secretariat Ms Jen Ng at email@example.com
- JEC Asia 2016 (15 to 17 November 2016)
Building on the momentum of last year’s JEC Asia International Composites Event, the three-day conference and exhibition was back for its ninth consecutive year at Singapore’s Suntec Center, from November 15 to 17, 2016. This year, industries represented include automotive and transportation, construction and building, oil and gas, wind energy and of course, aerospace.
AAIS took part in the JEC exhibition under the Singapore pavilion, with three other Singapore composites companies: Alstern Technologies Singapore Pte Ltd, Italmatic (Singapore) Pte Ltd, and Plasmatreat Asia Pacific Pte Ltd. Conferences were also held, addressing developments in end-user industries such as carbon fibre in mass production vehicles, low maintenance costs in aircraft, and market drivers in off-shore activities. Another event highlight was the JEC Innovation Awards scheduled on the second night. The Awards recognises technical excellence, exemplarity of the chain of partners, market potential and originality of composites innovation.
At the Opening Ceremony on 15 November, Frédérique Mutel, President and CEO of JEC Group, announced that the event will be moving to Korea next year after being held in Singapore for the past nine years. The event will take place from 1-3 November 2017 in Seoul.
- Industry Briefing by EDB (16 November 2016)
In partnership with the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB), AAIS jointly organised a briefing for top executives of the aerospace industry on 16 November 2017 at Suntec City Convention Centre. The event saw the participation of more than 70 C-Suite leaders of aerospace OEMs, large suppliers, support services and solution providers.
The event was conceived as a platform for dialogue between members of the industry and EDB’s Aerospace team. EDB Director for Transport Engineering Tan Kong Hwee kicked off discussions, highlighting anticipated trends in the global industry landscape and opportunities for Singapore. Attendees provided feedback on some of the challenges they were facing and their views on how it was affecting Singapore’s competitiveness as an industry.
EDB urged companies to continue improving productivity and adopt innovative new technologies such as robotics and automation to keep up with the trajectory of the broader industry. It acknowledged concerns on the availability of skilled labour and presented new manpower programmes to attract and retain new graduates to the industry.
AAIS was pleased to have been able to facilitate this dialogue for the industry’s voice to be heard. We look forward to provide more platforms such as this for fruitful and meaningful discussions.
- AeroSG Tax Forum: Opportunities and Challenges for Aerospace Operations through the Tax Vantage Point (21 October 2016)
In the face of rapid changes in tax legislation and closer scrutiny on corporate taxation, AAIS organised a Tax Forum with guest speakers from Ernst & Young on the topics of Base Erosion Profit Shifting (BEPS) and Incentives for expansion into ASEAN.
The forum, held on 21 October, was attended by CFOs, Finance Managers, and tax professionals from the aerospace community. The International Tax Services team from Ernst & Young shared their expertise on the recent key international tax developments and BEPS action items, the potential implication to the aerospace industry and risks of cross-border taxation for companies operating in multiple jurisdictions. This was followed by a briefing by the Business Incentives Advisory Tax team on the recent developments in Malaysia and Thailand as these countries ramp-up their aerospace industry development activities, as well incentives for companies intending to expand into the Southeast Asia Market.
AAIS is pleased to have facilitated this forum and thanks the team from Ernst & Young for generously sharing their time and expertise with industry members. In line with our new mission, AAIS looks forward to create more of such opportunities to engender the community in other functional areas as well. We hope to galvanise the finance community within the aerospace industry, to convene and discuss common queries or topics of interest. For interest in forming or being part of an aerospace finance community, please contact Ann at firstname.lastname@example.org
- MRO Asia Pacific 2016 (27 to 29 September 2016)
Held once again at the Singapore Expo Convention and Exhibition Centre, MRO Asia Pacific 2016 took place from 27 to 29 September 2016. The Conference and Exhibition brought together regional and global aviation MRO industry players to discuss the latest issues and concerns of operators and showcase the latest offerings from service providers and suppliers. AAIS 1st Vice President Jeffrey Lam (COO, ST Aerospace), chaired the MRO APAC 2016 Conference Programme.
Having established itself as one of the most important trade exhibitions for the aerospace industry in Singapore and the region, MRO AP 2016 saw its largest Singapore Pavilion to date, with 23 participating companies. The Singapore Pavilion, which is facilitated by AAIS, enjoyed a prominent location and had a significant presence with its livery and scale.
AAIS looks forward to a continued strong partnership with Aviation Week International and its expansion of the MRO event – the Asia Aviation Week – which is set to take place from 30 October to 3 November 2017. To find out more about participating in the MRO as an exhibitor, contact Ms Margaret Chong via email at email@example.com
- 14th AAIS Annual General Meeting (22 September 2016)
The 14th Annual General Meeting of the Association of Aerospace Industries (Singapore) was held on Thursday, 22 September 2016 at the Singapore Aviation Academy. The meeting was attended by representatives from over 40 corporate members and presided over by members of the 10th Management Committee, chaired by AAIS President Mr Philip Quek.
In his opening address, Mr Quek touched on the rapid changes in technologies and the global business environment that had started to create impact in the domestic aerospace landscape. He called for industry transformation and greater initiative by and from the industry to maintain its competitiveness. Mr Quek also described the evolving role of AAIS in facilitating the aerospace ecosystem. This had served as an impetus for the Association to embark on a Strategic Review of its mission, vision and strategies in a process involving members and other stakeholders. Outcomes of the Strategic Review process were later shared with members in a presentation by Honorary Secretary Mr Steven Pearson.
The AGM also saw the election of Mr Allan Ferrie, Operations Director of Rolls-Royce Singapore, to the position of AAIS 2nd Vice-President. Mr Ferrie filled the position left by Mr Ho Tin Pau, who stepped down in mid-2016. Tokens of Appreciation were presented to Mr Ho as well as Mr Philip Ang, both of whom were lauded for their great contributions to AAIS through their appointments in the Management Committee since its early days.
Members present also endorsed the FY2015/16 Annual Report and Financial Statements, and agreed unanimously to reappoint Mr Paul Sandosham of Clifford Chance as the Honorary Legal Advisor and Ernst & Young as the Honorary External Auditor.
- AeroIndustry Annual Meeting 2016 (22 September 2016)
With an eye on what’s to come for the industry, AAIS partnered with Starburst Accelerator to bring its members and the Singapore aerospace community a glimpse into the future of aerospace innovation. Attendees listened in and later interacted with a select group of start-ups from Singapore and around the world shared their innovative ideas as part of the Starburst Startups Showcase. Leveraging on cutting edge technologies and creative solutions, the start-ups presented exciting business tools and solutions that could potentially change the aerospace way of business and operations. (See Startups deck HERE.)
Mr Van Espahbodi, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Starburst Accelerator also informed a captive audience of its role as a start-up incubator and platform for start-ups needing a voice of technology feasibility and access to partnerships with OEMs and established aerospace MROs. Having established a small set up in Singapore in mid-2016, Starburst Accelerator will be working to explore areas of collaboration in encouraging the incubation of local aerospace start-ups, technological cooperation and co-development of products and solutions to common industry problems.
AAIS thanks Starburst Accelerator and all the start-ups for sharing with the community, and Orange Clove catering for its sponsorship of the event. We also thank all attendees and hope that the 2016 AIAM had been inspiring, informative and fruitful.
- AAIS HOST Networking Session @ Fullerton Bay Hotel (11 August 2016)
The third AAIS HOST Networking Session for 2016 was held on 11th August at the beautiful Lantern Rooftop Bar of the Fullerton Bay Hotel. The event attracted over 60 senior executives representing different sectors of the aerospace industry, including MRO, suppliers, training and education, planning, and infrastructure.
The evening kicked off with a short welcome address from AAIS Chief Executive Sia Kheng Yok and Mr Giovanni Viterale, General Manager of Fullerton Hotel & Fullerton Bay Hotel. Guests were then led on a short tour to explore the historic hotel grounds including the Clifford Pier before returning to the Lantern to enjoy the company of their peers and delightful treats.
Towards the end of the evening, three lucky guests walked away with dining vouchers and hotel stays during the Lucky Draw, with prizes generously sponsored by the Fullerton Hotel and Fullerton Bay Hotel.
AAIS thanks our member companies and partner organisations for gracing the event, and extends deep appreciation to the team from the Fullerton Bay Hotel for their hospitality and support. For enquiries on rooms or event spaces at the Fullerton and Fullerton Bay Hotels, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 6877 8011.
- Visit by Okinawa Delegation (22 July 2016)
AAIS, together with JTC, received a delegation from Japan headed by Mr. Mitsuhiro Machida from the Department of Commerce, Industry and Labor in the Okinawa Prefectural Government on 22 July 2016. They were in Singapore as part of their learning and research into developing an aerospace cluster in Okinawa that has been announced as the home of “MRO Japan”. AAIS Chief Executive Sia Kheng Yok hosted the delegation, which included Okinawa Prefecture officials as well as ANA, Japan Research Institute and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation.
JTC first briefed the delegation on the development of the Seletar Aerospace at the Seletar visitors centre at JTC Aviation Two. They were also given an overview on the Singapore aerospace industry and the role of AAIS. Discussions then moved to the development and fundamentals of building an infrastructure for aerospace as well as the manpower and skills training required to sustain the sector. The delegation also shared the growth prospects of the MRO business in Okinawa and welcomed possible synergies and collaboration opportunities with the Okinawa aerospace cluster companies.
AAIS is pleased to have been able to facilitate the visit and we wish the best for Okinawa’s development plans.
- Focus Group Discussions (21 & 28 June 2016)
As part of its strategy review and planning process, AAIS invited its members to two focus group sessions on 21 and 28 June 2016. More than 30 senior executives and C-Suite representatives of over 20 member companies gathered and shared their views on the business and organisational issues they face, the value they seek from AAIS and the key words and phrases they would like to see in AAIS’ mission and vision statements. The views are important in shaping the directions for AAIS and to ensure we sustain our relevance to the Aerospace community.
AAIS thanks all the participants and facilitators for taking the time to contribute to the discussions.
- AAIS Annual Bowling Tournament 2016 (25 June 2016)
Into its 12th edition, AAIS held its annual bowling tournament at Orchid Country Club. The tournament attracted a total of 27 teams from 17 companies.
Here are the results:
Prize Winners Category Company Name Team Name Score Team Champion ST Aerospace ST Aero 1 2005 1st Runner-Up SIA Engineering Company SIAEC 1941 2nd Runner-Up ST Aerospace ST Aero 3 1935 Category Company Name (Team Name) Name Score Best Male Individual ST Aerospace (ST Aero 2) Ong Cheng Koon 576 Best Female Individual ST Aerospace (ST Aero 3) Jaslene Koh 476 Highest Game Score Prize Gender Company Team Name Name Game Score Pot Male SIA Engineering Company SIAEC Poh Siew Por 206 $220 Female ST Aerospace ST Aero 3 Jaslene Koh 185 $40
Click here for the full tournament results.
Click here to view photos of the event.
- Visit of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE) Student Chapter (2 June 2016)
AAIS was pleased to welcome a group of 19 students from the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE) Student Chapter on Thursday, 2 June 2016. The students were in Singapore as part of their overseas learning journey programme and tour of the region. Their stop in Singapore included visits to organisations to learn more about the food manufacturing, waste management and aerospace sectors.
The visit kicked off with a short briefing of the Seletar Aerospace Park (SAP) at the SAP Visitors Centre, located in JTC Aviation Two. From the interactive display, the students got a glimpse of the history of Seletar, the phases of development of the SAP, as well as the future of the park.
Participants were also briefed about the aerospace industry in Singapore and AAIS interns shared more about their stint in the Temasek Polytechnic Aviation Management Course. The students were able to catch business jets taking off from the Seletar Airport from the AAIS Training Room. There was also time for a short tour around the SAP, during which the students were introduced to the many aerospace giants located within the SAP.
It was our pleasure to host these bright young minds from HKIE!
- Visit by Shizuoka Prefecture Assemblyman (24 May 2016)
AAIS received a delegation from Japan headed by Mr Shinnosuke Yamazaki, Member of the Shizuoka Prefectural Assembly on 24 May 2016. The delegation was hosted by AAIS President Philip Quek and Chief Executive Sia Kheng Yok.
Mr Yamazaki and the delegation were briefed on the development of the Seletar Aerospace at the Seletar visitors centre at JTC Aviation Two, an overview on the Singapore aerospace industry and the role of AAIS. Discussions then moved to the education and training programmes/framework for aerospace, skills training and human resource development for the sector. The delegation also sought views on the Japanese aerospace industries as well as the future direction of the industry in the Asia Pacific region.
AAIS is pleased to have been able to facilitate the visit and we look forward to future exchanges.
- AAIS HOST Networking Session (12 May 2016)
AAIS held its second HOST networking session of the year on 12 May 2016 at Pan Pacific Orchard Hotel. More than 50 top professionals including CEOs and senior executives of Singapore aerospace companies attended the event, which was held at the Lobby Lounge of Pan Pacific Orchard Hotel.
The event culminated with a Lucky Draw, where three lucky guests walked away with dinner vouchers and a staycation sponsored by Pan Pacific Orchard Hotel. All attendees of this HOST session were also gifted an exclusive hotel bath kit.
AAIS would like to thank our members for their support and attendance, and the wonderful team at Pan Pacific Orchard Hotel for this successful HOST session!
- Aerospace Industry Info-Sharing Session (10 May 2016)
Facilitated by AAIS, Invest Selangor hosted an informational session on the growing aerospace industry in Malaysia’s Golden State of Selangor. Held at the Intercontinental Hotel, the event attracted close to 40 professionals from the aerospace and related industries in Singapore.
Attendees were informed of the opportunities, infrastructure, support and incentives made available to investors by senior executives of Invest Selangor and the Malaysian Investment Development Authority. Attendees also heard from companies already present in the Selangor Aerospace cluster through presentation from Strand Aerospace, Malaysia Airport Holdimgs and UMW Corporation. The distinguished speakers also took questions on the investment climate and ease of setting up businesses in Malaysia.
AAIS is pleased to have facilitated this session for Invest Selangor and hopes that this has been a useful session for all.
- International Aerospace Quality Group (IAQG) 2016 Spring Meeting (25 to 30 April 2016)
Facilitated by AAIS, the 2016 Spring Meeting of the International Aerospace Quality Group (IAQG) was held for the first time in Singapore from 25 to 30 April at the Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel. The IAQG is a non-profit organisation registered in Brussels, Belgium. Established as a global organisation, IAQG maintains dynamic cooperation between aerospace and defense companies on initiatives to make significant performance improvements in quality. It comprises representation from three sectors – the Americas (AAQG), Asia Pacific (APAQG) and Europe (EAQG).
Kicking off a suite of activities, IAQG members started the week with working group huddles and company visits to Airbus Helicopters Southeast Asia, ST Electronics (SATCOM), SASCO and Thales Solutions Asia.
The highlight of the IAQG Spring Meeting was the 2016 General Assembly held on 28 April during which working groups reported on their progress, and decisions on the IAQG were discussed and voted upon. At this event, Mr Jimson Ngiam, Assistant Honorary Treasurer of AAIS announced the formation of an AAIS Quality Committee (AQC), which will be looking into formalising a Singapore Aerospace Quality Group (SAQG).
Following the General Assembly, IAQG hosted a Suppliers Forum on 29 April, which provided a chance for suppliers from the aerospace and related industries to establish direct network with the IAQG members and participate in discussions on quality matters through four breakout sessions on Aerospace Standards Updates; Achieving Assurance; Risk Management; and Special Processes and purchasing challenges.
In celebration of IAQG’s 20th anniversary, a Gala Dinner was held at the Singapore Seafood Republic Restaurant at Resorts World Sentosa. IAQG members were treated to a variety of seafood dishes, including Singapore’s famous Chili Crab. Awards were also given out at the Gala Dinner to commemorate the invaluable contributions of working groups and individuals through the years.
To end off the IAQG events, participants were treated to the sights and sounds of Singapore with visits to the SEA Aquarium and Gardens by the Bay.
AAIS would like to thank the IAQG for the opportunity to facilitate this event, as well as to all IAQG members, companies and sponsors for their time and support in making the event a success! For enquiries on membership in SAQG, email email@example.com
- AAIS Annual Futsal Tournament (12 March 2016)
The AAIS Annual Futsal Tournament 2016 was held on Saturday, 12 March at Ubersport East Coast Park.
This year’s edition saw top-notch futsal action with the participation of 16 teams from 13 organisations. Footballers blessed with trickery and pace kept the energy high throughout the tournament with Rolls-Royce emerging victorious once again. With this win, the Rolls-Royce team has successfully managed to defend their champions crown for the third year running!
Goalkeeper Mohammad Al-Faiz Bin Ishak from Rolls-Royce took home the Most Valuable Player (MVP) award for his outstanding performance in goal.
Here are the winners:
Team Champion Rolls-Royce 1st Runner-Up SAESL 2nd Runner-Up Thales Most Valuable Player Muhammad Al-Faiz Bin Ishak (Rolls Royce)
Once again, congratulations to the winning teams and we look forward to an even more exciting tournament in 2017!
To view full results from our event, click here.
- Aerospace Industry Induction Programme (AIIP) 2016 (18 February 2016)
The Aerospace Industry Induction Programme (AIIP) offers students an insight into the vibrant and diverse aviation industry, and a better understanding of Singapore’s position as the leading aviation hub in Asia.
Organised by AAIS with support from CAAS and EDB, the fifth edition of the AIIP culminated with a visit to the Singapore Airshow 2016. Over 1,400 students from 18 institutions were transported to the Airshow grounds on Thursday, 18 February.
The AIIP participants were given student packs which included the AIIP Programme Booklet (with guided route map), an AIIP Student Quiz and goodies from the Airshow. They were presented with a range of education and career opportunities in the growing aviation industry and had the opportunity to visit the inaugural Singapore Airshow Aero Campus (SAAC). They also explored the static aircraft display area and enjoyed the captivating aerobatic flying display.
The AAIS thanks all teachers and staff for their time in making this programme a success and the joined effort in attracting the Next Generation of Aviation Professionals (NGAP). A very special thank you, too, to the CAAS Youth Aviation Ambassadors (YAAs) for their help in facilitating the secondary school students! We look forward to the next edition of the programme.
AIIP – Participating Schools:
Changkat Changi Secondary School Hwa Chong Secondary School Hillgrove Secondary School Northbrooks Secondary School Nanyang Girls’ High School Woodlands Secondary School East View Secondary School Mayflower Secondary School Commonwealth Secondary School Ngee Ann Polytechnic Nanyang Polytechnic Republic Polytechnic Singapore Polytechnic Temasek Polytechnic ITE College Central National University of Singapore Singapore Institute of Technology Singapore Institute of Management University
- Aerospace Supplier Conference (18 February 2016)
Held at the Speaker’s Chamber in ITE College Central, more than 60 professionals from the aerospace industry attended the Aerospace Supplier Conference, presented by the AirBusiness Academy. Organised by AAIS and supported by the Economic Development Board and SPRING Singapore, the conference is the first held by AirBusiness Academy in Singapore. Participants gained a better understanding on how to become a supplier for Airbus with guidance from speakers Romain Sohier and Muriel Saldana of Airbusiness Academy as well as Oliver Devaux of Airbus Group.
A broad range of topics were discussed, which included:
- The business requirements of Airbus
- Airbus’ procurement strategies
- Overview of the various international aviation authorities and their requirements for suppliers
AAIS thanks JTC for support of the event venue and the speakers and all participants for the contributing to a fruitful conference.
- HOST Networking Sesion (17 February 2016)
AAIS held its first HOST Networking Session of 2016 on 17 February at the Singapore Pavilion during the Singapore Airshow. Attended by more than 100 individuals, the session brought members of the aerospace industry as well as other affiliated industries closer together. The HOST session also saw delegates from Japan, Australia and the US mingling with representatives from Singapore-based MNCs and Small and Medium Enterprises. Coupled with the great food and refreshments, the session also showcased the state-of-the-art facilities of the Seletar Aerospace Park, developed by the JTC Corporation.
AAIS would like to thank the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), the Australian Trade Commission and the US Embassy for their assistance in bringing their delegations to the Singapore Pavilion. A big Thank You JTC for lending us the use of the booth and to all guests for making our first HOST Session of 2016 a success!
- Aerospace Community Day (28 January 2016)
In celebration of Chinese New Year, AAIS had the honour of hosting 91 senior citizens from four elderly community homes – Bright Hill Evergreen Home, Lee Ah Mooi Old Age Home, St John’s Home for the Elders and Thongteck Home – for a day of festivities. The event kicked off with a traditional “Lo-Hei”, followed by a sumptuous Chinese lunch spread and a Karaoke session by the residents of St John’s Home. The event concluded with the distribution of Mandarin Oranges and Ang Baos to the beneficiaries by AAIS staff and volunteers from the aerospace community, bringing a warm smile to the faces of the senior citizens in attendance.
AAIS would like to thank the following companies and individuals for their invaluable time and support of this event:
Advance Metals Pte Ltd
Esterline Advanced Sensors
Rolls-Royce Singapore Pte Ltd
Safran Electronics Asia Pte Ltd
Optical Gaging (S) Pte Ltd
The Green Airliner Singapore Pte Ltd
Tri-Wing Aviation Resources Pte Ltd
Vector Aerospace Asia Pte Ltd
Mr Ivan Ho Siow Siong (Airbus Group Singapore Pte Ltd)
My Eddy Eyo Kai Guan (W.H Brennan & Co. Pte Ltd)
AAIS would also like to thank the staff and management of Yan Palace Restaurant, Bukit Merah HDB and elderly care assistants from the beneficiaries for their assistance in the smooth running of the event. We look forward to the continuous support from the community for similar events in future.
- AAIS HOST Networking Session (2 December 2015)
AAIS was proud to partner Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) to bring members our last HOST networking session for 2015 at the Ocean Gallery, SEA Aquarium. The event attracted 82 top professionals from 54 companies of the aerospace and related industries.
Tin Ho, 2nd Vice President of AAIS welcomed the guests and kickstarted the evening with an update of AAIS’s upcoming events. This was followed by a short presentation by Nicholas Cordeiro, Assistant Vice President of MICE & Corporate Sales, sharing the latest promotions and special Airhow 2016 rates offered by the RWS hotels. Guests enjoyed the rest of the evening networking in the beautiful Ocean Gallery, accompanied by the excellent cocktail spread.
A selfie/wefie contest was held, where guests gamely captured a picture of themselves with the Manta rays and Hammerhead sharks swimming in the background, to win goodie bags. The final highlight was the quiz and lucky draw which saw 3 lucky winners walked away with prizes sponsored by Resorts World Sentosa.
AAIS thanks Resorts World Sentosa for the unique venue and all guests for in making this an enjoyable HOST Session.
- MRO Asia 2015 (3 to 5 November 2015)
In partnership with Aviation Week, AAIS facilitated the Singapore Pavilion, which consisted of fourteen local organisations exhibiting their products and services at MRO Asia 2015.
This year, Mr Teo Ser Luck, Minister of State, Ministry of Trade & Industry, graced the event on the second day as the Guest-of-Honour. He provided an update on Singapore’s growth and investment in aftermarket services and aerospace manufacturing.
The event drew more than 2,500 visitors for the exhibition and conferences, which were conducted by esteemed guests, including speakers from overseas aerospace organisations. Each of the sessions included in the MRO Asia-Pacific conference program were designed to provide an in–depth look at the key issues at hand and evaluate what effect they will have on the MRO market and businesses.
- AAIS Annual 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament (31 October 2015)
The AAIS organised its 5th annual 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament on 31 October 2015 at Macpherson Community Club.
A total of 10 teams from 6 organisations in the aerospace industry participated in the tournament this year.
RR Compressor emerged Team Champion. The first and second runners-up went to MUSTANG and MSA 1 respectively.
Team Champion RR Compressor (Rolls-Royce Singapore Pte Ltd) 1st Runner-up MUSTANG (Messier Services Asia Pte Ltd) 2nd Runner-up MSA 1 (Messier Services Asia Pte Ltd) Most Valuable Player Leonardo Bayona (from RR Compressor)
Click here for the full results!
Click here to view photos of the event.
- 13th Annual General Meeting (22 September 2015)
The 13th AAIS AGM was held on Tuesday, 22nd September 2015 at the Singapore Aviation Academy. The event was well attended by 56 individuals from 46 member organisations.
The AGM proceedings were chaired by Mr Charles Chong, President of the AAIS 9th Management Committee. Addressing the attendees in a Welcome Note, Mr Chong gave an overview of the Association’s growth and took stock of the initiatives and activities carried out in the fiscal year of 2014/15. Mr Chong also took the opportunity to thank colleagues who served with him on the Management Committee (MC) and announced that he would be relinquishing his position after the AGM to allow for the injection of new blood and fresh perspectives. Before formally stepping down, Mr Chong presented certificates to new member companies and the long service award for AAIS staff.
In honour of his long and dedicated service as President of AAIS since 2006, the Association presented Mr Chong with a token of appreciation. It also recorded its gratitude to other MC members who have or would be stepping down after the AGM. These included 1st Vice President Ms Kham Joon Wui (ST Aerospace), Honorary Secretary Mr T. Hastings Siegfried (NORDAM), Assistant Honorary Secretary Mr Adrian Plevin (Megitt Aerospace), Mr Mike McCormack (SIAE) and Mr Paul Inman (Singapore Aero Engine Services).
Elections for the next MC were subsequently held. With no contest to the nominations received and no objection from members, candidates for the various positions were confirmed. AAIS would like to thank the Singapore Aviation Academy, all members and the Grand Park City Hall for supporting this AGM.
The AAIS 10th Management Committee Members (2015 to 2017):
- President: Philip Quek, SIA Engineering Company Ltd
- 1st Vice President: Jeffrey Lam, ST Aerospace Ltd
- 2nd Vice President: Ho Tin Pau, Rolls-Royce Singapore Pte Ltd
- Steven Pearson, Aviall Pte Ltd
- Lien Whai Cheng, Coway Engineering & Marketing Pte Ltd
- Philip Sung, Esterline Sensors Services Asia Pte Ltd
- Steve Price, International Engine Component Overhaul Pte Ltd
- Ekkehard Pracht, Liebherr-Singapore Pte Ltd
- Fergus Lopez, Parker Aerospace
- Chow Kok Wah, Singapore Institute of Aerospace Engineers
- Jimson Ngiam, Thales Solutions Asia Pte Ltd
- Lim Hee Joo, Wah Son Engineering Pte Ltd
- AeroIndustry Annual Meeting (AIAM) 2015 (22 September 2015)
Held after the AGM, the AIAM brought together senior members of the aerospace industry for an afternoon of information-sharing and discussion on the upcoming trends and projections of the aerospace industry. The event saw the release of the findings from the Singapore MRO Competitiveness Study 2014, which was commissioned by AAIS with support from the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore, the Economic Development Board and the Singapore Workforce Development Agency.
The AIAM was kicked off with Opening Remarks by newly installed AAIS President Mr Philip Quek, who shared on the outlook of the global and domestic aerospace industry, including the labour projections, potential weaknesses and market gaps as well as government initiatives to address these challenges. Following the opening address, Mr David Stewart, Vice President of ICF International – the appointed consulting and research firm – presented findings of the Study which benchmarked Singapore’s competitiveness as an aerospace hub against other country hubs such China, Hong Kong, Malaysia and the UAE. Mr Stewart also shared recommendations to strengthen Singapore’s position as the leading aerospace MRO hub in the Asia Pacific region.
After the presentation, the participants broke out into focus groups to discuss and gave their feedback on the findings of the Study.
The AAIS thanks Mr David Stewart, all AIAM 2015 participants and our four FGD facilitators – Assoc. Prof. Lim Yeow Khee, Assoc. Prof. Tan Joo Seng, Mr Jeremy Chan and Mr Koh Pak Keng, for generously contributing your time, perspectives and experience to make this AIAM an interactive and fruitful one.
- The Amazing Aviators Race 2015 (5 September 2015)
On Saturday 5th September 2015, 300 participants in 75 teams raced around Singapore in the Amazing Aviators Race (TAAR) 2015. The Race was flagged off by Minister of State for Trade and Industry Mr Teo Ser Luck from the new Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) campus in Changi. The one-of-a-kind Flag Off saw a colourful aerial spectacle as MOS Teo, all participants and invited guests simultaneously launched self-assembled Styrofoam aeroplanes, popularised in the early nineties, to signify the start of the event.
This was only the second time the event has been held since its inaugural run in 2011 and one of the biggest public events organised by AAIS. Held in conjunction with the SG50 celebrations, TAAR 2015 was part of AAIS’s greater efforts to engage youths and the general public while promoting a greater understanding of the aerospace and aviation industry through a journey of discovery around Singapore. The participants took part in teams of four under two team categories – the Student Category (for students aged 15 and above) and the Open Category (for industry members and the general public).
Modelled after the “Amazing Race” concept, teams raced around the island to find iconic locations based on the clues they were given. As an added challenge, teams could only travel using the public transport network of buses and the MRT. At these stations, they encountered “Detours” and “Road Blocks”, where they had to complete tasks related to aerospace/aviation, our national identity and our rich cultural heritage.
TAAR 2015 received very positive feedback from the participants, who enjoyed themselves despite the long and eventful day. AAIS would like to take this opportunity to once again thank MOS Teo Ser Luck for gracing the Flag Off, and all TAAR 2015 participants for making the event a big success! A big THANK YOU also to the event management team from Adrenalin and to all our sponsors for the strong and forthcoming support. We would not have been able to do it without you!
Congratulations to the Winners of TAAR 2015!
Open Category Place Winning Team Prize Sponsor 1st Drama Mama Canon Singapore Pte Ltd 2nd Oh Man! Canon Singapore Pte Ltd 3rd Pillows GVDEAL Pte Ltd 3rd Runner Up CRO The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf Student Category Place Winning Team Institution Prize Sponsor 1st AEROBirds Temasek Polytechnic Canon Singapore Pte Ltd 2nd ATTC Air Transport Training College Canon Singapore Pte Ltd 3rd NPAT Ngee Ann Polytechnic GVDEAL Pte Ltd 3rd Runner Up RP Time Travellers Republics Polytechnic The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf
- AAIS HOST Session @ InterContinental Singapore (27 August 2015)
AAIS was proud to partner InterContinental Singapore for the third HOST Session in 2015 held at the hotel’s Victoria Bar. The relaxing and comfortable ambience was a fantastic backdrop against which the 40 over guests mingled and caught up with each other while enjoying the spread of delectable food, beverages and the hotel’s specialty mooncakes.
Guests were welcomed by Mr Ekkehard Pracht, member of the AAIS Management Committee as well as Mr Michael Shin, Hotel manager of the Intercontinental Singapore. The evening also saw AAIS’ award-winning photographer Mr Richard Koh introducing “Over Singapore”, a newly launched book featuring his aerial photography works. Published by Editions Didier Millet, the aerial images are complemented by insightful text and captions of diplomat Professor Tommy Koh. Richard also exhibited his aerial photography collection around the Victoria Bar for guests to enjoy.
Capping off the evening, a Lucky draw was conducted which saw the winner walking away with a One Night Weekend stay in the Deluxe Room inclusive of breakfast for two sponsored by the InterContinental Singapore Hotel.
The AAIS would like to thank InterContinental Singapore, their team and all guests for making this HOST Session a unique experience.
- Aviation Open House 2015 (13 to 15 August 2015)
AAIS was present at the Aviation Open House (AOH) 2015 held at Suntec City Convention Centre from 13 to 15 August 2015. This is the fourth time that the AAIS has been invited by the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore to participate in the biennial event. Launched by Mrs Josephine Teo, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Transport, the theme of AOH for the year was “Embark on a Journey in Aviation”.
The AOH 2015 provided a platform for students, job seekers and mid-career entrants to learn more about aviation education and career opportunities via career talks, a showcase featuring eight aviation professionals, interacting with representatives at the exhibition booths, onsite recruitment by e2i and other interactive games. The event saw the participation of more than 47 aviation-related organisations and Institutes of Higher Learning (IHLs) as well as companies from the aerospace, airline, airport, air navigation services sectors.
AAIS used this opportunity to distribute the AeroCareer Guide 2014/15, promote The Amazing Aviators Race 2015 and encourage the sign-up for e-copies of AeroSpace Singapore Magazine. Once again, the AAIS was honoured to be part of the AOH 2015 and do our bit for the future of Singapore’s aerospace and aviation industry!
- Annual Aerospace Human Resource Forum (24 July 2015)
The annual Aerospace Human Resource Forum was organised as a platform for HR professionals from aerospace companies to network, while at the same time gaining insights and tools to improve the human capital processes in their organisation.
Into its sixth year, the HR Forum was held on 24 July 2015 at Temasek Polytechnic with presentations by five speakers from the Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA), FranklinCovey Division, TransFingo Pte Ltd and Temasek Polytechnic. More than 40 guests from various aerospace companies were present at the forum.
The forum focused on the current topic of SkillsFuture. Participants were empowered with information about SkillsFuture, in particular, how they can leverage upon the programmes and schemes to develop productivity and competitiveness in their workforce. In addition, WDA informed guests present about the development of the Singapore Skills Framework for the aerospace sector, which is intended to give employers, current and prospective employees a good overview of the career progression track and skills needed to move up in their careers. At the end of the forum, guests were given the opportunity to tour the new hanger and facilities at the Temasek Aviation Academy.
The AAIS would like to thank our sponsors, Temasek Polytechnic and FranklinCovey Division for their generous sponsorship, and to all speakers and participants for their support at this event.
- AAIS Annual Bowling Tournament 2015 (20 June 2015)
The AAIS held its 11th edition of the annual bowling tournament at Orchid Bowl @ Safra Tampines on 20 June 2015. The tournament attracted a total of 30 teams from 20 organisations.
Prize Winners Category Company Name Team Name Score Team Champion ST Aerospace Ltd ST Aero 3 2340 1st Runner – Up Team Pratt & Whitney Canada (SEA) Pte Ltd PWC A 2241 2nd Runner – Up Team Singapore Airline Ltd Singapore Airline 2148 Category Company Name (Team Name) Name Score Best Male Individual ST Aerospace Ltd (ST Aero 3) David Tan 680 Best Female Individual Pratt & Whitney Canada (Sea) Pte Ltd (PWC A) Amy Yong 603 Highest Game Score Prize Session Company Team Name Name Game Score Pot Session 1
SIA Engineering Company Ltd SIA Engineering Company Poh Siew Por 246 $70 Session 1
Pratt & Whitney Canada (SEA) Pte Ltd PWC A Amy Yong 224 $30 Session 2
ST Aerospace Ltd ST Aero 3 David Tan 265 $150 Session 2
ST Aerospace Ltd ST Aero 3 Metta Koh 217 $30
Click here for the full tournament results.
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- AAIS Networking Session @ Orchard Hotel Singapore (21 May 2015)
AAIS was proud to partner Orchard Hotel Singapore for the second HOST session in 2015. The networking event was held at the beautiful poolside of Orchard Hotel Singapore. The relaxing and cosy atmosphere encouraged the more than 30 guests to mingle and network with each other while enjoying the sumptuous food and drinks.
The evening started off with a welcome address from Mr T Hastings Siegfried, Honorary Secretary of the AAIS Management Commitee, followed by remarks by Mr Richard Ong, General Manager of Orchard Hotel. The evening carried on with guests given a short tour of the hotel grounds.
A Lucky draw session was conducted, with five lucky guests winning dining vouchers and hotel stays sponsored by the Millenium and Copthorne Group Singapore.
The AAIS would like to thank Orchard Hotel Singapore, their dedicated team and all guests for making this HOST Session a memorable and lovely one!
- IMDEX Asia 2015 (19 to 21 May 2015)
In partnership with Experia Events, AAIS facilitated the Singapore Pavilion at this year’s International Maritime Defence Exhibition and Conference (IMDEX Asia) held from 19 to 21 May 2015. The Singapore Pavilion consisted of 10 local organisations exhibiting their latest products, technological offerings and services, supported by funding from International Enterprise (IE) Singapore. AAIS was also present with a booth located within the pavilion.
The 3-day event held at Changi Exhibition Centre is one of the top naval shows in the Asia-Pacific region. Dr Ng Eng Hen, Minister of Defence, Singapore, graced the event at the Opening Ceremony as the Guest of Honor. Comprising an exhibition, strategic conferences and warships display, the event has gained recognition as a global platform for stakeholders from the military, government, industry and academia to address challenges facing the industry, co-create solutions, and update themselves on the latest trends and technologies. AAIS is pleased to have had the opportunity to be at the show, together with our 10 exhibitors under the Singapore Pavilion.
- AAIS Annual Futsal Tournament 2015 (21 March 2015)
The AAIS Annual Futsal Tournament 2015 was held on 21 March at Uber Sports East Coast. With a participation of 27 teams from 18 companies, the tournament achieved the best turn-out in its history. Assistant Honorary Treasurer of AAIS, Steve Price, gave a welcome address prior to lending his support to the players. In addition to the Team Champion, 1st and 2nd Runner-Up, a Most Valuable Player award was given to Abdul Kadir Hassan of SAESL for his outstanding performance.
The winners are:
Team Champion Rolls-Royce (Rolls-Royce Singapore Pte Ltd) 1st Runner-Up TOS FC (Turbine Overhaul Services Pte Ltd) 2nd Runner-Up SAESL (Singapore Aero Engine Services Pte Ltd) Most Valuable Player Abdul Kadir Hassan (SAESL)
Click here for the full results!
Click here to view photos of the event.
- Airline E&M: Asia Pacific (4 & 5 March 2015)
Organised by MRO Network, this event provided opportunity for key stakeholders in the aviation aftermarket from across the region and internationally to meet, network and arm themselves with the knowledge they need to position themselves for success.
The two-day event held at Marina Mandarin Singapore saw high attendance of participants, attended the conference. There were more than 25 speakers from various esteemed organisations such as Werner Aero Services, Rolls-Royce and Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore shared their insights at the conference.
AAIS was present with a table-top and distributed both the latest issue of the AeroSpace Singapore magazine and Singapore Aerospace Suppliers Directory (SASD) 2015 to all conference attendees.
- Global Security Asia (GSA)(3 to 5 March 2015)
In partnership with GSA Exhibitions, AAIS facilitated the Singapore Pavilion which consisted of 25 local organisations supported by International Enterprise (IE) Singapore, exhibited their products and services at GSA 2015. Mr Masagos Zulkifli, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Home Affairs and Ministry of Foreign Affairs graced the event at the Opening Ceremony as the Guest of Honour.
The 3-day event held at Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre, hosted a large volume of visitors to the exhibition and conferences. AAIS had the great opportunity to be at the tradeshow, with a booth located within the Singapore Pavilion and get to see the showcase of local security and counter terrorism systems and technologies from around the world.
- Aviation Festival Asia (12 & 13 February 2015)
Aviation Festival Asia, a two-day event held its 11th edition in Singapore featuring 5 events in 1 show. The exhibition hosted more than 100 of new and innovative services, products and solutions which brought together the finest industry minds and delivered cutting edge thinking. The show was organised by Terrapinn.
AAIS participated at the tradeshow and distributed her recently released biennial publication – Singapore Aerospace Suppliers Directory (SASD) 2015 to visitors and exhibitors. AAIS was pleased to see the success of this event that saw more than 1,000 visitors and there are plans to at least double the size of the show in the next edition.
- HOST Session @ Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel Singapore (5 February 2015)
The AAIS held its first HOST Session of 2015 on 5 February at Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel Singapore. The HOST session brings members and the industry closer together in a relaxed environment with great food and refreshments. The HOST session also showcase the versatile event space and state of the art facilities that Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel Singapore offers.
The evening started off with a welcome from Tin Ho, 2nd Vice President, AAIS followed by a short slide presentation by Kelvin Seah, Vice President, Sales and Marketing Asia, Millennium & Copthorne. Guests were then given a tour of the hotel’s serviced apartments, rooms and grounds.
As Chinese New Year was round the corner, Grand Copthorne Waterfront Singapore conducted a Lo-Hei Session to wish all the attendees prosperity for the new year. Two lucky draw sessions was conducted and 10 lucky winners walked away with food vouchers and hotel stays sponsored by Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel Singapore. More than 20 guests were present at this HOST Session.
The AAIS would like to thank Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel Singapore and all guests for making the first HOST Session of 2015 a success.
- The Amazing Aviators Race (10 December 2011)
The Association of Aerospace Industries (Singapore) (AAIS) and the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) came together to organise for the first time The Amazing Aviators Race on 10 December 2011. The event is part of a broader effort by CAAS, AAIS and industry partners to engage youths, with the aim of bringing them into the talent pool that will support the sustainable growth of aviation in Singapore.
The race, flagged-off at the Singapore Aviation Academy, was a fun-filled day of discovery and learning, with participants exploring the aviation industry’s vast landscape and rich heritage. 240 participants in 60 teams of students and industry professionals raced through designated aviation sites and locations across Singapore, including Farrer Park (the site of Singapore’s first flight), the former Kallang Airport and the Air Force Museum. The race was held in conjunction with International Civil Aviation Day as part of the Singapore Aviation Centennial Celebrations.
The AAIS and CAAS would like to thank Great Eastern for their kind sponsorship to the event, and Goldkili & Frezfruta for being the Official Refreshment Sponsor.
Our winners were rewarded with attractive prizes, including tablets, home theatre systems and iPods!
- AAIS Year-End Festivities Celebration (2 December 2011)
The AAIS held its annual year-end celebration at Man Zhu Cafe, Chinese Swimming Club, on December 2, 2011. The gathering is traditionally held every year and hosted by the AAIS Management Committee, in appreciation of our members’ and partners’ support to the Association.
About 60 AAIS members and industry partners attended gathering, which was held over a sumptuous buffet lunch. The AAIS would like to wish all members, partners and friends a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
- AAIS Aerospace Manpower Study Phase 2 Sharing Session (29 November 2011)
Phase 2 of the AAIS Aerospace Manpower Study and recommendations based on the findings was released at this final session on 29 November 2011 at the SIA Group Sports Club, with more than 35 participants in attendance. Phase 2 revealed more detailed findings and strategies to address manpower gaps and development of the next generation of aerospace professionals.
The release of these findings follows the presentation of the Study’s preliminary findings at the AAIS’ Aerospace Supplier eXchange (ASX) 2011 earlier in May 2011.
Mercer Singapore gave insight to the latest remuneration survey results and presented case studies, such as that of Boeing. HR personnel were provided with the various options available that could assist to better engage and retain the existing aerospace workforce. The conclusion of both phases of the Study marks the beginning of activities to reinforce continued efforts to attract new entrants to the aerospace industry.
The AAIS would like to thank Wong Su Yen, Low Wan Ve and Ruchika Salotra of Mercer Singapore, and all attendees for taking time off their busy schedules for this final session.
CD-ROMs containing the complete AAIS Aerospace Manpower Study Phase 2 are available for AAIS Members. Email to firstname.lastname@example.org to get your copy.
- CAAS Aviation Open House 2011 (3 to 5 November 2011)
The AAIS was invited by the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) to participate in the Aviation Open House (AOH) 2011. The event was held at Downtown East from 3 to 5 November 2011, with Mrs Josephine Teo, Minister of State, Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Transport as the Guest-of-Honour at the Opening Ceremony.
Apart from the main exhibition, the AOH aims to promote the industry to students by engaging them through career talks, site visits, and interactive activities such as simulator demonstrations, indoor kite-flying workshops and games. The event also showcased aeronautical students’ projects.
This year’s AOH had even greater significance as the industry celebrates 100 years of aviation in Singapore. Over 37 organisations from all sectors of the aviation industry, supporting government agencies and institutions of higher learning participated as exhibitors, with an estimated 10,000 visitors attending the three-day event.
- Doing Business with Malaysia’s Aerospace Industry (10 October 2011)
The AAIS co-organised this forum and networking session with the Malaysian Industrial Development Authority (MIDA), Singapore, on October 10, 2011. This members-only event was well attended by some 50 participants.
Speakers at the session included Mr Sukomaran, Counsellor (Investment)/Director, and Mr Phang Ah Tong, Senior Director for Investment, MIDA. Both spoke on the investment opportunities in the Aerospace Industry in Malaysia. Mr Idrus Abdul Rahman, Deputy Director, Airworthiness Sector, Department of Civil Aviation (DCA), Malaysia, flew in specially for the event, and gave participants insight to the regulatory environment of Malaysia’s Aerospace Industry.
The session concluded with a panel discussion which also included:
- Mr Abd Razak Mohamadzin, CEO, CTRM Aviation
- Mr Shaun Kumar, General Manager, Business Development, Senai Airport
- Mr Prem Kumar Nair, Head of Communications, HM LIMA Exhibitions
The AAIS would like to thank MIDA Singapore for co-organising the event with us. For more information on our Mission Trip to Malaysia in December 2011, contact Julius Yeo at 6787 5227 or email@example.com
- Singapore AeroIndustry Annual Meeting 2011 & 9th AAIS AGM (22 September 2011)
The AAIS launched its aerospace productivity drive at the Singapore AeroIndustry Annual Meeting on September 22, 2011. Held at the Singapore Aviation Academy, the event was graced by Guest-of-Honour, Minister for Transport and Second Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr Lui Tuck Yew.
Themed “AeroProductivity – it’s everyone’s business”, AIAM 2011 provided the ignition for the Association’s drive for higher productivity this coming work year. The AIAM included a conference focusing on productivity in the areas of human capital, technology adoption, processes and capabilities upgrading, as well as an AeroProductivity showcase. About 120 industry professionals attended the event.
In his speech, Mr Lui, commended the AAIS for taking the initiative in leading the aerospace industry towards enhancing productivity.
The AIAM also incorporate the 9th AAIS AGM, where the 8th AAIS Management Committee was elected.
The AAIS would like to thank all members and participants for their support, as well as the following for their kind sponsorships towards the event:
Main Sponsor: Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore
Platinum Sponsor: Jurong Town Corporation
Gold Sponsor: ST Aerospace Ltd
Silver Sponsor: NTUC Learning Hub
Sponsor: DHL Supply Chain Singapore Pte Ltd
- AAIS Inaugural 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament (23 July 2011)
In another initiative to celebrate the AAIS Year of the AeroWorkforce, the AAIS organised its Inaugural 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament on 23 July, 2011.
A total of 10 teams from the aerospace industry participated in the tournament, held at Fengshan Community Centre.
CAS TEAM 1 emerged Team Champion and walked away with a cash prize of S$1,000. The first and second runners-up won cash prizes of S$700 and S$500 respectively.
The AAIS would like to thank CAAS and Pratt & Whitney for their kind sponsorship to this event.
Team Champion CAS Team 1 1st Runner-up Pure Power (Eagle Services Pte Ltd) 2nd Runner-up SAESL 1 Most Valuable Player Khaw Yeong Wooi (from CAS Team 1)
Click here for the full results!
- AAIS Annual Bowling Tournament 2011 (18 June 2011)
It’s that time of the year again! This year’s highly anticipated AAIS Annual Bowling Tournament was held at Orchid Bowl @ Orchid Country Club. The tournament attracted a total of 48 teams from 24 organisations, and included invitational teams from CAAS and WDA.
Organised under the AAIS AeroConnects programme, this yearly tournament is organised to provide a leisure platform for networking amongst colleagues and industry friends. The event is also a family day, where participants are encouraged to bring their families along.
Team Score Team Champion ST Aero 3 2229 1st Runner-up ST Aero 1 2034 2nd Runner-up ST Aero 4 1975 Name Score Best Individual (Male) Alan Khoo (ST Aero 3) 604 Best Individual (Female) Woo Su Lin (ST Aero 3) 548
Alan Khoo also won the Highest Game Score Prize, with a score of 231 pins.
The AAIS would like to express our appreciation to all sponsors — Aerospace Component Engineering Services, Hitech Heat Treatment Services, Parker Aerospace, Pratt & Whitney and Windsor Airmotive Asia for their generous contributions — and to all the participating companies for their enthusiastic involvement in this annual event.
Click here for the full bowling tournament results.
- Aerospace Job Fair (29 May 2011)
The AAIS is a supporter of e2i’s (Employment & Employability Institute) Aerospace Job Fair that was conducted on 29 May 2011 (in-conjunction with the Aerospace Supplier eXchange 2011) at Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Center. More than 220 candidates registered and were invited by e2i to attend the two sessions.
Five Aerospace Companies under the plan-and-train programme (invited by e2i) were on-site to provide a short presentation on their organisation and conduct interviews thereafter. They are: International Engine Component Overhaul (IECO), Rolls-Royce Singapore (RR), Singapore Aero Engine Services (SAESL), Singapore Jamco (SINJamco) and ST Aerospace. In total, more than 80 technical vacancies were available.
- RSAF Open House 2011 (26 to 29 May 2011)
The AAIS was invited by the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) to participate in the RSAF Open House this year, as a partner in celebrating 100 years of Aviation in Singapore. The event was held at the Paya Lebar Air Base from 26 to 29 May 2011 (both 26 & 27 May were designated as Trade Days), with Dr Ng Eng Hen, Minister for Defence officiating the Opening Ceremony on 28 May 2011.
The RSAF Open House aimed to connect students, current and ex- RSAF personnel, and the general public to the Singapore aviation industry through the exhibitions, simulator demonstrations, static and aerial displays, and interactive games. Over 200,000 visitors were expected to attend the four-day event.
To represent and showcase the full spectrum of opportunities available in Singapore’s Aviation Industry, the Singapore Aircargo Agents Association (SAAA) and Singapore Logistics Association (SLA) were also invited by CAAS to participate.
The AAIS would like to thank the CAAS and RSAF for this opportunity.
- AAIS Aerospace Manpower Study Phase 2 (28 May 2011)
More than 20 HR professionals from various Aerospace Companies attended the two-hour seminar on the preliminary findings of Phase 2 ofthe AAIS Aerospace Manpower Study. The seminar was conducted alongside the AAIS’ Aerospace Supplier eXchange (ASX) 2011 Conference & Exhibition at Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Center.
Mercer Singapore took the opportunity to gather feedback from attendees, which will go into the development of Phase 2 recommendations, scheduled to be released by mid-2011.
The AAIS would like to thank Ms Low Wan Ve and Ms Ruchika Salotra of Mercer Singapore, and all attendees for taking time off their busy schedules for the session.
- AAIS-EDB Engagement Session (16 May 2011)
The AAIS held the AAIS-EDB Engagement Session on May 16, 2011. About 50 attendees had the opportunity to engage with Mr Lim Kok Kiang, Director of Transport Engineering at the Singapore Economic Development Board, who also gave an update of the Singapore aerospace industry and Seletar Aerospace Park.
The AAIS organises regular dialogue sessions with the relevant government agencies under its AeroOutreach programme. Visit our website regularly for updates of all our upcoming events!
- Singapore Aerospace Awards (29 April 2011)
The AAIS announced the recipients of the Singapore Aerospace Awards at a Gala Dinner on 29 April 2011. The event, held at Swissotel Merchant Court Hotel, was graced by Guest-of-Honour Mr Teo Ser Luck, Senior Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Transport.
Close to 50 applications were received this year. After a stringent judging process, a total of 17 nominees from the aerospace and aerospace-supporting industries were in the running for 6 Awards.
- Understanding the Next Generation Aerospace Professional – Campus on 938LIVE Recording (29 April 2011)
In line with the AAIS’ Year of the AeroWorkforce, the AAIS engaged 938LIVE to conduct its Campus programme on 29 April 2011. Hosted by DJ Daniel Martin, about 60 aeronautical student participants gave their views on the topic of discussion: “Engaging the Next Generation Aerospace Professional”.
The recording was aired on the morning of 13 May, with encore broadcasts in the evening and on 15 May.
The AAIS would like to thank CAAS for sponsoring the recording, and also our panelists: Gary Nutter, CEO, SAESL, Peter Liang, Director, Mechanical Engineering, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Denise Wong, and Ignatius D’Cruz, as well as all student participants for contributing to the vibrant discussion and making the recording possible!
- Aerospace Supplier eXchange 2011 (27 April 2011)
Riding on its successful inauguration in 2009, the Aerospace Supplier eXchange (ASX) 2011 returned for its 2nd edition this year. The event was officially launched on 27 April 2011.
The Sands Expo and Convention Center, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, became the showground of the niche aerospace suppliers sector from across the region from 27-29 April 2011. At the event, findings of Phase 2 of the Aerospace Manpower Study commissioned by the AAIS were released. A number of MOUs were also signed during the Opening Ceremony, which will result in the implementation of initiatives that will enhance the capabilities of the aerospace industry in Singapore in various areas.
For more information, click here to view the event’s media release.
- AAIS-QuiteHR Aerospace Forum (23 March 2011)
The AAIS, in partnership with QuiteHR, held the AAIS-QuiteHR Aerospace Forum on 23 March 2011 at the AAIS AeroResource Centre. The forum was attended by HR personnel from various aerospace companies.
Speaking on the topic: “the Enactment of the Retirement and Re-Employment Act effective 1 January 2012: Impact and Implications for Employees, Employers and HR Practitioners”, Mr Chia Boon Cher, who has over 25 years of HR experience in both the civil and private sectors, delivered a detailed and engaging explanation on the history, development and effects of the eventual introduction of the Retirement and Re-Employment Act. The participants were actively engaged in animated discussions with the speaker.
The AAIS would like to thank QuiteHR for co-organising this event with us.
- AAIS Inaugural Futsal Tournament 2011 (12 March 2011)
As part of the AAIS Year of the AeroWorkforce Initiative, the AAIS organised its inaugural Futsal Tournament on 12 March 2011 at Sports Planet East Coast.
This highly anticipated event saw active participation from the aerospace industry, with a total of 12 teams competing for the coveted challenge trophy. The event also provided a casual platform for staff from participating companies to let loose and simply have fun.
Goodrich Aerospace emerged Team Champion and walked away with a cash prize of S$1,188. The first and second runners-up won cash prizes of S$888 and S$666 respectively.
The AAIS would like to thank Pratt & Whitney for their kind sponsorship to this event.
AAIS Inaugural Futsal Tournament 2011 results:
Team Champion Goodrich 1st Runner-up SIAEC 2 2nd Runner-up SAESL 2 Most Valuable Player Shahjahan Bin Md Salleh
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- AeroCareer Pavilion @ Career 2011 (3 to 6 March 2011)
2011 marks the 6th year of the AAIS’ participation in the Career Series Exhibition. The AAIS fronted the AeroCareer Pavilion, which comprised exhibiting organisations – Temasek Polytechnic, Lufthansa Technical Training, SIM University (School of Science & Technology), Singapore Aviation Academy and the RSAF. Over 80 vacancies from AAIS’ Member Companies were featured under the special Aerospace Vacancy Section. This section was created to assist Members to promote and create awareness of the variety of careers available in the industry. Jobseekers were encouraged to submit their resumes to these companies.
The AeroCareer portal also saw a total of 160 jobseekers and/or students registering for new user accounts during the four-day event.
- Seminar on Budget 2011 & Implications on your Business (2 March 2011)
About 20 AAIS members attended this seminar, which featured in-depth analysis on Budget 2011 by experts from RSM Chio Lim and Mercer. Topics presented included the Singapore Economic and Investment Outlook for 2011, Implications of Budget 2011, and Insights on Labour Trends and Human Capital Implications. The session concluded with an engaging Q&A session.
- “Safety” in Aerospace Seminar (25 February 2011)
The AAIS, alongside knowledge partner Learnershub, organised the “Safety” in Aerospace seminar on 25 February 2011, to share the current requirements of local regulatory and international aerospace standards (AS9100 series). The AAIS also shared on the applicable government incentive schemes developed to support Singapore enterprises on their journey to aerospace excellence. Over 50 safety personnal attended this session and the AAIS rounded up the session with a sharing on the Association’s upcoming initiatives/programs such as its AeroBusiness Missions and Exhibitions, capabilities development, and training. The AAIS would like to thanks all the speakers and all participants for attending the session.
- AeroIntelligence™: The Malaysian Aerospace Industry (18 February 2011)
The AAIS AeroIntelligence Unit (AIU) held the second session of its Country Industry Forecast Series on 18 February 2011. The session focused on the growing aerospace industry in Malaysia.
After an opening by Mr Fergus Lopez, Honorary Secretary, AAIS, we were privileged to have Mr Naim Abdul Rahman, Counsellor & Trade Commissioner, Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE), at the session to provide an overview of the Malaysian economy and the government’s plans for its respective sectors. Mr Subhranshu Sekhar Das, Director, Aerospace & Defense, Asia Pacific, Frost & Sullivan, presented in detail an overview of Malaysia’s aerospace industry, and areas to look at for companies who are interested to invest in the country.
More than 50 participants attended the session. The AAIS would like to thank our speakers for taking time off their busy schedules to share their expertise with us, and all participants for attending the session.
For more information about our upcoming AIU events, check our website for updates!
- AAIS AeroCEO™ Meeting
The AAIS held the first AeroCEO™ Lunch Meeting of the year on Monday, 10 January 2011, at Changi Village Hotel. Dr Aloysius Tay, Chief Executive, AAIS, and Mr Jeffrey Ong, CFA, Senior Investment Counsellor, Wealth Management, Standard Chartered Bank, gave their insight to the economy’s outlook for 2011.
The AAIS AeroCEO™ Meeting is an initiative that aims to provide a platform for senior-management executives to network and share best practices. More than 20 participants attended this recent session.
Visit our website for updates of our next AeroCEO Meeting!
- AAIS Aerospace Manpower Study Sharing Session (6 January 2011)
The preliminary findings of the AAIS Aerospace Manpower Landscape Study was presented at the Singapore AeroIndustry Annual Meeting in September 2010.
Phase 1 and recommendations based on the Study findings was released at this final session on 6 January 2011 at SIA Group Sports Club, with over 50 participants in attendance. Breakout sessions were conducted to allow for deeper discussion and feedback on the recommendations.
Participants were also provided with an introduction to Phase 2 of the Aerospace Manpower Study (due to be released in mid-2011).
The AAIS would like to thank everyone for attending the AAIS Aerospace Manpower Landscape Study Sharing Session amidst their busy schedules, and also Contact Singapore for sponsoring the event.
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