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It is now widely recognised that artificial intelligence (AI) offers new perspectives to businesses across many industries. However, the issue of ethical use of AI and data remains a highly controversial topic that could impact the adoption rate. The controversy often stems from the heightened safety concerns and complexity of AI operations, particularly in the aviation industry.

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has raised four major questions for introducing AI in aviation. They are:

  • How to establish public trust in AI-based systems;
  • How to integrate the ethical dimension of AI (transparency, non-discrimination, fairness, etc.) in safety certification processes;
  • How to prepare the certification of AI systems; and
  • What standards, protocols, and methods we need to develop to ensure that AI will further improve air transport safety.

To effectively harness the power of AI in the aviation sector, the industry should start to develop and adopt an AI ethical framework. In this event, our speakers will share their perspectives on the responsible application and the social values of AI in aviation for the future.


  • Michael Daniel (Member of Panel of Experts at AAIS & Managing Director at Aviation Insight Pte Ltd)

    Michael Daniel

    Member of Panel of Experts at AAIS & Managing Director at Aviation Insight Pte Ltd

    Michael is an internationally recognized Aircraft/ Airline/ MRO Management Professional with over 34 years’ experience in civil aviation safety & regulatory oversight. He retired from FAA Senior Policy Manager with Office of Aviation Safety and Aircraft Certification, concentrating on FAA International Aviation Safety Assessment (IASA) Program, ICAO international standards and recommended practices Annexes (living over 22 years in Europe, SE Asia, Asia, & Pacific). He formed industry groups to improve aviation safety with ICAO-ICVM, Civil Aviation Authorities, MRO Development and Certification, Airport Management, and Airlines.

    Michael specializes in Aircraft Import/ Export Certification, Aircraft Leasing and Management Consultation, Aircraft Accident & Event Investigation, Performing Independent Safety Review, Risk, & Project Management. He is a practitioner of Project Management Institute Project Management Principles, LEAN/ Six Sigma (DMAIC) and instructor with FAA, AAIS, & ICAO.

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  • Dr Bicky Bhangu (President – Southeast Asia, Pacific & South Korea at Rolls-Royce Singapore Pte Ltd)

    Dr Bicky Bhangu

    President – Southeast Asia, Pacific & South Korea at Rolls-Royce Singapore Pte Ltd

    Dr Bicky Bhangu is President, Southeast Asia, Pacific and South Korea at Rolls-Royce, based in Singapore. He is responsible for the regional strategy, external relations and governance of the operational activities across the company’s key business sectors – Civil Aerospace, Defence and Power Systems.

    Bicky has been actively involved in the advancement of Singapore’s aerospace, marine and high-value manufacturing industries. He has served on the Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering sub-committee under the Ministry of Trade and Industry. He is also a Council Member of the Singapore National Employers Federation and a Board Member of the Singapore International Chamber of Commerce. He had served as Deputy President of the Singapore Manufacturing Federation.

    Bicky is Vice President for the Board of Trustees at the UK Institution of Engineering & Technology, helping to strengthen the partnership between the UK and the Asia Pacific. Bicky has served as President of the British Chamber of Commerce Singapore over several terms and as Vice President of the Euro Chambers of Commerce Singapore. He was awarded Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2020 New Year Honours List for international trade, investment, export and strengthening the partnership between Singapore and the UK.

    He is an Adjunct Professor at the Nanyang Technological University. He has a BEng in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Nottingham, an MSc in Control Systems, a PhD in Advanced Machines and Drives from the University of Sheffield, and an MBA in Technology Management. He is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Institution of Engineering Technology and Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society.

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