AAIS hosted delegates from the Tohoku Aerospace Industry Forum (TAIF) from 20-22 November 2019, for their study mission to Singapore. We were pleased to be introduced to the delegation of small and medium enterprises and to learn more about the beautiful Tohoku region of Japan, representing 30% of Japan’s land area and contributing 6.35% to its GDP.

It was a new experience for some of them, visiting the industrial “belly” of Singapore. Against the backdrop of weaker global economic conditions, they were witness to how aerospace remains in growth mode, supporting ongoing demand for air travel. There was also surprise at the compact and vibrant aerospace community that has sprung up in Seletar Aerospace Park, within just over a decade of its launch.

We are appreciative of our members who extended their hospitality to the visitors to explore mutual business interests.