SINGAPORE UAS COMMUNITY

The Singapore Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Community was conceived with the support of the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) and Enterprise Singapore (ESG), to represent and serve the interests of the emerging UAS industry.

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.

Please reach out to our Programme Executive Ms Stephanie Lo (stephanie_lo@aais.org.sg ) for more information.

Wong Yue Jeen
President, AAIS

OUR COMMUNITY

Intertek Testing Services (Singapore)
Avetics
Addvalue Technologies
Nanyang Polytechnic
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Asia
Flyion
Garuda Robotics
Land Transport Authority
NATS Services (Asia Pacific)
Republic Polytechnic
Singapore Institute of Technology
Singapore Polytechnic
Singapore University of Technology and Design
Singapore Institute of Management
Temasek Polytechnic
Thales
Aerolion Technologies
Nanyang Technological University
F-drones
Matcor Technology & Services
Ngee Ann Polytechnic
Schaeffler Aerospace (Singapore)
Barrett Aerospace
EcoLabs Centre of Innovation for Energy
DroneSec
Uniqtech Entertainment
Volocopter Asia Holding
Singapore Flying College
Skyports
Institute of Technical Education
CzechTrade
Viscoy
RHTLaw Asia
Heron Technologies
CWT Aerospace Services
Neptune Safety Far East
Rainbow Drone Services
YJP Surveyors Pte Ltd
Flyability Pte Ltd
National University of Singapore
MF Media Academy
Chee Fatt Co. (Pte) Ltd

Upcoming Events

News & Announcements

Drone Security Training Course Bundle

Duration: On-demand learning
If your organisation is developing drones in-house or purchasing them from a vendor, this often necessitates upskilling of staff in regard to the use, security, and responsibilities that come with the use of drone technologies. Organisations, government bodies, and councils have a duty of care to their staff, customers, and the general public when it comes to the use of, and defence against, drones. DroneSec specialises in creating and delivering the most up-to-date drone security programs in a way that most benefits you and your organisation.

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First UAS Community Networking Session

First UAS Community Networking Session

The first UAS Community-only networking event was held on 15 October 2021. Mr Nicolas Ang of F-Drones hosted conversations with Mr Mike Monnik of DroneSec and Mr Vincent Lim of Viscoy, where we learnt more about their stories and businesses. This was followed by break-out sessions for networking in smaller groups. Having reached critical mass, the community will start alternating between its own networking events and joining AAIS members for HOST networking.

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NEWS & EVENTS ARCHIVE

2021
  • First UAS Community Networking Session - The first UAS Community-only networking event was held on 15 October 2021. Mr Nicolas Ang of F-Drones hosted conversations with Mr Mike Monnik of DroneSec and Mr Vincent Lim of Viscoy, where we learnt more about their stories and businesses. This was followed by break-out sessions for networking in smaller groups. Having reached critical mass, the community will start alternating between its own networking events and joining AAIS members for HOST networking.
  • ICCAIA 2nd Asia Briefing: UTM and Integrated Airspace Management - Bob Lee, Chair of ICCAIA's CNS/ATM Committee, explained efforts to safely and effectively integrate unmanned aircraft into the overall airspace management concept. This entailed the capability to integrate unmanned operations with existing airspace users and air traffic control. ICCAIA also announced that an Advisory Group had been formed to propose a path ahead for an industry transition to integrated ATM and digital airspace management.

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  • Drone Industry and Market Trends - Hendrik Boedecker of Drone Industry Insights presented an overview of the global drone market followed by perspectives from 2 drone services companies operating from Hamburg and Singapore. Matthias Gronstedt of HHLA Sky and Zhang Weiliang of Avetics Global reviewed and shared their perspectives on industry developments. This webinar was jointly presented with Rotorcraft Asia & Unmanned Systems Asia on 28 July 2021.
  • AI and Ethics in Aviation - As regulators such as the European Aviation Safety Agency explore introducing AI in aviation, Michael Daniel of Aviation Insight and Dr Bicky Bhangu of Rolls-Royce give their take on how the industry should develop and adopt an AI ethical framework - from a regulatory and safety perspective, with the view of achieving the desired outcomes of deploying AI. This event was co-organised by AAIS and SGInnovate on 26 July 2021.

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  • Security of Aerial Cyber-Physical Systems - Drones are increasingly playing a positive role in society. However, as "flying computers" that collect, store and transmit data over wireless communications, they are potentially vulnerable to hacking. Drones have also been used for nefarious purposes and vital installations are grappling with the problem of drone detection and countermeasures. Dr Heather Monthie and Harshit Agrawal discuss solutions with Mike Monnik of DroneSec.

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  • Advanced Air Mobility – Supply Chain - The third segment of our series on Advanced Air Mobility was held on 19 May 2021, featuring panel speakers, Mr Ian Lam, GM of Schaeffler Aerospace and Ms Evelyn Khoo, Business Development Manager for Composite Materials at Solvay. Both speakers discussed how their companies drew on experience in the aerospace and automotive markets to position themselves as AAM suppliers.

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2019
  • Seminar on UAV operations: legal and ethical issues, risks and liabilities - The Singapore UAS Community held a seminar on 25 Oct 2019 to discuss the legal and ethical issues, risks and liabilities in relation to UAV operations. We enjoyed a good turnout and great insights from our guest speakers, Mr Leo Fattorini (Partner at Bird & Bird) and Mr David Ong (CEO of Acorn international Network). Mr […]
  • Mandatory Unmanned Aircraft Registration from 2 Jan 2020 - The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) will implement mandatory registration for Unmanned Aircraft (UA) from 2 January 2020. Any UA, such as a drone, with a total weight above 250 grams must be registered with the CAAS before it can be operated in Singapore. Read more
  • AAIS-CAAS UAS Focus Group Discussion -     The Singapore Unmanned Aircraft Systems Community – a part of AAIS – held an industry focus group discussion on UAS registration, co-hosted by the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS). The session on 11 July, sought industry inputs on the proposed policy for the registration of drones. Close to 40 participants representing 30 UAS […]
  • Smart Port Challenge 2019 - Smart Port Challenge 2019, the annual innovation competition, is back with 28 innovation opportunities in the fields of Port Operations, Shipping, and Maritime Services and Logistics. Submission of proposals closes on 9 Aug 2019. Visit Smart Port Challenge for details and to submit proposals.
  • Singapore UAS Community represented on the UAS Advisory Panel appointed by CAAS - CAAS announced the appointment of an Advisory Panel to review UAS regulations on 23 May 2019. The Singapore UAS Community is pleased to be represented on the Panel. Read more
2020
  • TR 78 : 2020 – Building Facade Inspection Using UAS - The Building Façade Inspection using Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Working Group has developed a new Technical Reference (TR) entitled "TR 78: 2020 - Building facade inspection using UAS". The TR provides a set of non-exhaustive specifications for the use of UAS to conduct inspections of existing building facades. Learn about the development of TR 78: 2020 and its applications from UAS experts in this virtual workshop.

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  • Urban Planning and Infrastructure for Advanced Air Mobility - In the second of a series of 3 webinars organised by AAIS, experts discuss infrastructural considerations for AAM implementation and discuss approaches to enable AAM in urban areas. Moderated by Mr Ilya Khanykov of McFly.aero, the session included speakers from the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia, Independent Business Group, and Energy Research Institute @ NTU.

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  • AAM Webinar 1: Singapore and Advanced Air Mobility - In the first of a series of 3 webinars organised by AAIS, experts, regulators and academia share exciting developments for AAM implementation and discuss approaches to enable AAM in Singapore. Moderated by AAIS' Robin Thevathasan, the session included speakers from the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore, Singapore Economic Development Board, Volocopter and the eVTOL Research and Innovation Centre.

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  • First Virtual Networking Session for Members - AAIS organised our first Virtual Networking session on 17 September 2020! Held in place of our traditional quarterly HOST Networking sessions, this web-based event provided the opportunity for members of the aerospace and UAS communities to meet and reconnect while in the comforts and safety of their own spaces. The event kicked off with a brief keynote on "The Agile Approach in COVID-19 times". Participants then joined break out rooms to network and share their thoughts on the Agile mindset and what it would mean for their organisations.
  • Briefing & Focus Group Discussion on Indoor Testbed & UAS Initiatives - The Singapore Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Community came together for a briefing and focus group discussion on indoor test-bedding and UAS Lab initiatives on 22 January 2020. Organised by AAIS, the event attracted UAS manufacturers and solution providers, end-users including aerospace and non-aviation companies, educational and research institutions, as well as government agencies. The programme […]
2018
  • Unmanned Aircraft Systems Roundtable (16 August 2018) - A roundtable for the UAS community was co-hosted by the Association of Aerospace Industries (Singapore) and Enterprise Singapore on 16 Aug 2018. Participants included representatives from UAS manufacturers, service providers, technology providers, ANSPs, VCs and government agencies. It was an interesting session hearing what each participant does, sharing perspectives on business and market opportunities and […]