AAIS announced the formation of the Singapore UAS Community on 9 April 2019. Conceived with the support of the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) and Enterprise Singapore, the Community aims to represent and serve the interests of the emerging UAS sector in Singapore. This includes aerospace companies, technology start-ups, supporting solution and service providers, end-users and educational institutions.

The announcement was noted by Senior Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Transport, Mr Baey Yam Keng, at the opening of the Unmanned Systems Asia and Rotorcraft Asia 2019 tradeshow. To help connect UAS businesses to market opportunities, the AAIS also launched its inaugural Singapore UAS Directory 2019.

President of AAIS, Mr Philip Quek said, “The surge in public and private sector demand for UAS solutions provides a glimpse of the market’s untapped potential.  Building upon our strengths as an Association, we will engender the UAS Community, and together, play a role in supporting market development and access, sourcing of new technologies, development of standards and policy advocacy.”

Congratulating AAIS on the launch of its UAS Community and the inaugural publication of the Singapore UAS Directory, Enterprise Singapore’s Executive Director for Manufacturing & Engineering Mr Simon Lim remarked, “This brings together the industry’s efforts and resources, and will potentially yield solutions that can scale beyond our shores. Enterprise Singapore will collaborate with AAIS in understanding the needs of UAS businesses to better support them in the development of new capabilities and innovative solutions, and accessing global opportunities.”

Mr Baey Yam Keng, Senior Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Transport, and Mr Mark Yong, CEO / Co-Founder, Garuda Robotics