AAIS celebrated its 15th Anniversary in style, with a well-attended Gala Dinner on 21 September 2018, at the Singapore Expo Convention and Exhibition Centre. Captains of industry, members, partners and friends alike were present to share in the celebration.

AAIS President Mr Philip Quek delivers his welcome address.

AAIS President Mr Philip Quek observed, “AAIS has come a long way from its humble beginnings. From 23 corporate members 15 years ago, AAIS today represents 130 members and serves the aerospace industry with the mission of promoting the development of Singapore as a leading aerospace hub. Over the years, the association has established itself as a credible and effective platform for industry-government engagement. With the strong support of its members, it has also demonstrated its ability to harness the collective strength of the aerospace industry in Singapore for its common interests.”

Mr Charles Chong shares a light moment with the audience.

Mr Khiatani gives credit to his team for the achievements he led.

Recipients of the AAIS Aviation & Aerospace Luminary Awards 2018 share a proud moment.

Graced by the Minister for Trade & Industry, Mr Chan Chun Sing, the Gala Dinner also honoured two distinguished and passionate champions of industry, Mr Charles Chong and Mr Manohar Khiatani. “In their respective roles, they have led with vision and shaped our path through uncertain times. They have inspired the next generation of industry leaders and we are proud to present them with the AAIS Aviation & Aerospace Luminary Awards 2018,” said Mr Philip Quek.

AAIS also recognised the unstinting support of our Charter (founding) Members, who stood by AAIS through difficult times and were present at the Gala Dinner to celebrate together. Read more.

In conjunction with the event, the Joint Industry Innovation Programme (JIP) on Additive Manufacturing was launched by the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Cluster and AAIS, in partnership with CAAS and Workforce SG. Read more.

Event photographs may be viewed at: https://www.aerophotoworks.com/aais15gala (photo credits: www.aerophotoworks.com).