As Singapore steps up its green ambition towards achieving net-zero emissions by 2050, the aviation industry has also been shaping strategies to ensure sustainability in recovery and growth.

AAIS was pleased to hold a briefing on 2 November on Developing a Sustainable Air Hub in Singapore, sponsored by inter airport Southeast Asia. The keynote was delivered by Mr Daniel Ng, Chief Sustainability Officer and Director (Air Transport) at the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore, covering recommendations from the International Advisory Panel (IAP). [The IAP report is accessible via the following link:]

Mr Ng shared details on the 15 initiatives and tangible pathways identified to decarbonise the aviation sector across three key domains of airport, airline and air traffic management. Participants then heard another enlightening presentation by Ms Tan Yen Ling, Head of Sustainability and Strategic Projects at SATS who shared on the sustainability practices and initiatives being rolled out internally at SATS and for clients of its ground handling and in-flight services.

The presentations were followed by an engaging panel discussion moderated by AAIS Programme Director for Sustainability Mr Chan Mun Wei. The discussions were enlivened by questions and comments from the attendees, covering a wide range of sustainability and industry-related topics such as embedding ESG awareness across multiple functions in an organisation, positioning of Singapore as a sustainable air hub to capture the growing market for green air travel, greening of airside vehicles in the airport, and strengthening of infrastructure to adapt to climate-related risks.

We thank all participants for their active interactions, the speakers for their generous time and sharing and our event sponsors – inter airport Southeast Asia.

To be held from 1 to 3 March 2022, inter airport Southeast Asia is Asia’s premier airport exhibition and conference that covers all areas of airport-related technology, equipment and services, in one place. Visit to find out more.