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Singapore is a highly urbanised country with a population density of more than 8000 people per sq km. It is also a major air hub with a small and congested airspace. This presents unique conditions for the implementation of Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) systems.

Globally, a large number of electric vertical takeoff and landing vehicles (eVTOL) are being developed and AAM systems are expected to provide safe and scalable commercialisation of flight services. Applications span across cargo delivery, law enforcement and medical rescue solutions, as well as augmenting private and public transport systems.

Join us for this series of 3 webinars to learn about AAM for Singapore. This includes urban planning and infrastructure considerations, and airspace design & management for AAM. Gain an overview of key AAM topics and how they might apply in the Singapore context.

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Session 3 : Airspace Design and Management for Advanced Air Mobility

Date     : 3 December 2020 (Thursday)

Time     : 1600hrs to 1730hrs (UTC +8)


4:00 pm Welcome

Speaker: Mr SIA Kheng Yok

   Chief Executive at Association for Aerospace Industries (Singapore)

4:05 pm Designing a UTM System for Singapore's Unique Environment

Speaker: Mr Maran PARAMANATHAN

   Director, Unmanned Systems Policy and Regulations at Civil Aviation Authority 

  of Singapore (CAAS)

4:20 pm Connecting the UAM Digital Mission Model to the Airspace Environment

Speaker: Mr Daniel HONAKER

   Head of International Implementation at OneSky

4:35 pm  Overview of UAS Traffic Management Research under ATMRI

Speaker: Dr John Wang

   Research Fellow at Air Traffic Management Research Institute (ATMRI)

4:50 pm Unlocking BVLOS and Tactical Deconfliction - Advanced UTM Scenarios

Speaker: Mr Ayhan KAMIL

   CCO at Astra UTM

5:05 pm Q&A Session

Moderator: Mr Kim Silander

   Founder of Independent Business Group

5:30 pm  End

* AAIS reserves the right to amend the webinar programme/ titles/ speakers, postpone or cancel the webinar due to unforeseen circumstances.


  • Kheng Yok Sia (Chief Executive at Association of Aerospace Industries (Singapore))

    Kheng Yok Sia

    Chief Executive at Association of Aerospace Industries (Singapore)

    Mr Sia is the Chief Executive of the Association of Aerospace Industries (Singapore), a non-profit organization representing the Aerospace and Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) industry in Singapore. The association formed the Singapore UAS Community in 2019, supported by CAAS and Enterprise Singapore. Sia currently serves in an advisory capacity on the CAAS UAS Advisory Panel, Advisory Board of the Aviation Studies Institute, Industry Advisory Panel of the Singapore Institute of Technology, and is a Resource Person with the Centre for Liveable Cities. Before joining the Association, Sia worked at the Singapore Economic Development Board, the lead government agency for planning and executing strategies that shape the future of Singapore’s economy.

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  • Maran Paramanathan (Director (Unmanned Systems Policy and Regulations) of Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore)

    Maran Paramanathan

    Director (Unmanned Systems Policy and Regulations) of Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore

    Mr Maran Paramanathan is the Director of Unmanned Systems Policy and Regulations of the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS). His responsibilities include developing policies to integrate unmanned aircraft systems into the airspace and ensuring progressive regulatory framework for the safe operations of unmanned aircraft systems in Singapore. He is also involved in the development of Unmanned Aircraft Systems Traffic Management concept of operations and architecture for Singapore.

    Mr Maran joined CAAS in 2017 and was appointed Deputy Director of Air Navigation Services Policy. He assumed Director (Unmanned Systems Policy and Regulations) in the restructured Unmanned Systems Group in Sep 2020. Prior to joining CAAS, Mr Maran spent 25 years and held several senior appointments in the Republic of Singapore Air Force. Mr Maran possesses a combined 28 years specialist experience in air traffic control and airspace management.

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  • Daniel Honaker (Head of International Implementation at OneSky)

    Daniel Honaker

    Head of International Implementation at OneSky

    Daniel is the head of OneSky’s International Implementation team, with over 14 years of experience in the Aerospace and Defense industry. Based in Singapore since 2012, he has supported projects, business partners, and customers in Asia, Middle East, and Europe. Daniel passionately believes that commercial software solutions are the key to safely and efficiently integrating unmanned vehicles into the national airspace. He closely follows international standards bodies and emerging regulations to capture the best lessons from leading experts and authorities. He is dedicated to working with national aviation authorities and governments to understand their vision and foster the industry cooperation necessary to usher forward a new era of unmanned vehicle safety and utility.

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  • Chung-Hung, John Wang (Research Fellow at Air Traffic Management Research Institute)

    Chung-Hung, John Wang

    Research Fellow at Air Traffic Management Research Institute

    Dr. John Wang is a Research Fellow at Air Traffic Management Research Institute (ATMRI) in Nanyang Technological University, where he has worked since 2014. He is currently the Assistant Programme Director for ATMRI Programme 2 - Urban Aerial Transport Traffic Management and System. Dr. Wang specializes in aircraft wake turbulence and is currently involved in multi-rotor wake-encounter modeling to support UAS separation minima.

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  • Ayhan Kamil (CCO at Astra UTM)

    Ayhan Kamil

    CCO at Astra UTM

    Mr. Ayhan KAMIL is Chief Commercial Officer at Exponent Technology Services.

    Ayhan is a commercial leader in the drone industry with a deep understanding of the global regulatory, technology and commercial ecosystem and the industry roadmap.He is currently responsible for the UTM business at Exponent. He has a strong background in Financial Management and Business Development in Financial Services, Outsourcing & Technology industries.

    Ayhan is a passionate proponent of the UTM technology and strongly believes in its ability to deliver exponential growth for the drone industry. He is an active contributing member of GUTMA (Global UTM Association) and NCUAS, UAE (National Civilian UAS Committee) and has consistently lobbied for business-friendly drone regulations. Ayhan has a degree in Accounting & Financial Management from the University of Sheffield, UK.

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  • Kim Silander (Member of the Board at Independent Business Group)

    Kim Silander

    Member of the Board at Independent Business Group

    (Session Moderator)
    Kim is the founder of IBG with a background in LFV and EUROCONTROL. He has worked within the aviation sector for over 20 years and has an extensive network within the industry due to his awarded and completed project activities in Europe, Middle East and Asia

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