As part of its sustainability efforts, JTC launched its Plant-a-Tree initiative at Seletar Aerospace Park (SAP) on Tuesday, 16 October 2018. Guest-of-Honour, President Halimah Yacob, together with the Council of Presidential Advisers, launched the initiative by planting a Flame of the Forest tree at Park Lane. AAIS was honoured to represent the Seletar aerospace business community at the ceremony alongside representatives from JTC and the Seletar Hills Estate Residents’ Association (Shera).

JTC plans to make SAP a more beautiful, interactive and attractive workplace for the industry and the neighbouring communities. Apart from partnership with the industry and community to plant trees within the estate, other new initiatives include new lifestyle and food concepts at refurbished colonial bungalows, a trail that exhibits Seletar’s rich aviation heritage, and a stretch of the round-island cycling route that is being built through SAP. Prior to the ceremony, President and the CPA also visited the Rolls-Royce facility and the new passenger terminal at Seletar Airport, slated to be opened by end-2018.

From left:
President Halimah Yacob, Shera President Mr Percival Jeyapal, AAIS Chief Executive Mr Sia Kheng Yok and JTC Chairman Dr Loo Choon Yong

President of Association of Aerospace Industries (Singapore), Mr Philip Quek said, “This important initiative by JTC provides a good opportunity for the aerospace community to come together with the goal of working towards a sustainable future. The greening programme will create an attractive and conducive environment in Seletar, which can be enjoyed by all who work here.”

Echoing this sentiment, President SE Asia, Pacific & South Korea of Rolls-Royce, Dr Bicky Bhangu said, “It is gratifying to see improvements being made to Seletar Aerospace Park as it grows in strategic importance to Singapore’s aerospace industry, and for the region. These initiatives by JTC create a supportive working environment, with consideration for social aspects such as eateries and pleasant green space, that continue to attract talents to this growth industry. The green trail will be an amazing way to discover the Seletar Aerospace Park and the heritage of this landscape. All these steps reflect Rolls-Royce’s objectives to attract and retain the right talents to be at their best for today and for tomorrow.”

President, together with CPA members and the aerospace community