JTC and AAIS are launching a new joint initiative this year to provide indoor testbeds within Seletar Aerospace Park for commercial applications of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). These readily available indoor spaces are housed within JTC’s high rise developments at Seletar Aerospace Park, and will provide a safe and controlled environment for companies to conduct development trials and customer demonstrations. The announcement was made on 9 April 2019, in conjunction with the Unmanned Systems Asia exhibition.

AAIS Chief Executive Mr Sia Kheng Yok noted that UAS are finding applications in fields as diverse as smart cities, security, agriculture, mining, construction and resource management. “To support this industry and our members, we have formed the Singapore UAS Community as part of our association. This will represent and serve the interests of the emerging UAS sector in Singapore. Our partnership with JTC is an excellent example of our concerted efforts to facilitate innovation and provide a launchpad for this promising industry.”

Ms Glory Wee, Director, Aerospace, Marine & Urban Solutions Cluster, JTC said, “The provision of these indoor testbeds at Seletar Aerospace Park will support the development and commercialisation of UAS technologies. The UAS and aerospace communities are complementary, and we are confident this new initiative will enable more industry partnerships to be catalysed in Singapore.”