Event Details

The Association of Aerospace Industries (Singapore) (AAIS) in collaboration with the Chinese Society of Aeronautics and Astronautics (CSAA) is pleased to present the China-Singapore Bilateral Aviation Forum 2024. Held in conjunction with Singapore Airshow 2024, the Forum promises a lively discussion and exchange on technological innovation and opportunities for international cooperation in this global industry. 

Industry leaders representing Chinese and Singapore-based companies will participate in two panel discussions and three keynote presentations:


Hear industry leaders discuss priorities for the aviation industry in the post-pandemic era, where Sustainability, Digital Transformation and Supply Chain Resilience are spurring investments in technological innovations and opening up new opportunities for international cooperation.


As the global air transportation industry recovers from the pandemic and gears up for growth, the strong demand for manufacturing and MRO capacity is creating challenges with regards to supply chain and talent availability. Hear from industry leaders on how these challenges and opportunities are reshaping development plans, industry structure, business strategy and models globally, with particular reference to the Chinese and Singapore aerospace industries.

Date: 22 February 2024 (Thursday)

Time: 9.30am to 12.00pm

Venue: AeroForum Hall C, Changi Exhibition Centre

We welcome you to register to participate in this event. Attendance is complimentary but subject to capacity. As the event will be held on the Singapore Airshow 2024 grounds, kindly ensure that you have a valid entry pass to participate. Should you need assistance with a pass, please indicate in the registration form.


9:30 AM - 9:45 AM
Welcome remarks by VP and SecGen, CSAA and President, AAIS
9:45 AM - 10:00 AM
Promoting the high quality development of large aircraft business
Chief Technical Officer, COMAC
10:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Market and industry update
Managing Director, Alton Aviation Consultancy Singapore
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Technological innovation and international cooperation in aviation
Panelists: Beihang University, Volar Air Mobility
10:45 AM - 11:00 AM
Access to global innovation resources and airport economic zones are gathering momentum
Taicang Municipal Government Global Aerospace Cluster Partnership
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Development overview of Aerospace MRO and manufacturing industry
Panelists: Civil Aviation Flight University of China, Eaton Industries, and Auxitrol Weston Singapore.
11:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Services support of aircraft lifecycle project
Hebei Airport Group
11:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Application of digital MRO in aviation industry
SIA Engineering Co


  • Junchen Yao (Secretary General at Chinese Society of Aeronautics and Astronautics)

    Junchen Yao

    Secretary General at Chinese Society of Aeronautics and Astronautics

    Dr. Junchen Yao, is currently the Secretary General of the Chinese Society of Aeronautics and Astronautics(CSAA). He majored in metal materials and thermal treatment and gained his master degree from Beihang University (BUAA) in 1988. During 2002-2006, he pursued his doctor degree at BUAA. Dr. Yao was Deputy Division Director at the Science and Technology Bureau of Aviation Industries of China. He later on took the duties of Deputy Director at the Science and Technology Department of the Aviation Industry Corporation of China 1(AVIC 1), Director at the Department of Scientific Research of AVIC Foundation Technology Research Institute, Director of the AVIC Changcheng Institute of Metrology & Measurement.

    Dr. Yao has been tracking the frontier of aeronautical materials during his position with AVIC headquarters. He has chaired and participated in quite a few key projects. He has rich experience in management and knowledge in aeronautical systems and development. He also published the 11th Five- Year Plan for Aeronautical Science Foundation.

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  • Yue Jeen Wong. (President at Association of Aerospace Industries (Singapore))

    Yue Jeen Wong.

    President at Association of Aerospace Industries (Singapore)


    Yue Jeen was elected AAIS President in 2021 and re-elected in 2023 for another term. As AAIS President, he looks forward to driving the development of the aerospace industry in Singapore through the AAIS, with continued focus on sustainability, people development for the future and creating a platform for the industry anchored on the OEMs and major MRO players as well as a pipeline for SMEs to contribute to the growth of the industry.

    Yue Jeen has been with SIAEC since 2008 in various roles including aircraft and components services, base maintenance and engine services. Currently in the Business Development and Partnership Management Portfolio since 2020, he is responsible for managing JVs and new business setups and investments.

    • Previously worked in various roles at GE, ABB Alstom, ICI and SAP.

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  • Ling Ding (Vice Mayor of Langfang Municipal Government, Director of  Beijing Daxing International Airport Economic Zone (Langfang) Management Committee at Langfang Municipal Government)

    Ling Ding

    Vice Mayor of Langfang Municipal Government, Director of Beijing Daxing International Airport Economic Zone (Langfang) Management Committee at Langfang Municipal Government

  • Jian Fu (Associate Professor, School of Mechanical Engineering and Automation at Beihang University)

    Jian Fu

    Associate Professor, School of Mechanical Engineering and Automation at Beihang University

    Dr. FU Jian, graduated from Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Toulouse, Institute Clément Ader (ICA, CNRS UMR 5312), mainly engaged in the research of "recent advances in aerospace actuation systems and components", he focuses on the green aerospace and more electric aircraft, working on the modeling theory of electromechanical and electrohydraulic actuation systems, electrically drive and servo control technologies. He is currently a member of SAE International Aerospace Actuation, Control and Fluid Power Systems (A-6), a Committee member of the Asia-Pacific International Symposium on Aerospace Technology (APISAT), and vice executive secretary of the Society of Intelligent Aerospace Systems (SIAS) of Chinese Association for Artificial Intelligence. He published more than 60 communications in journals and international conferences and presided over more than 30 projects of national and aerospace institutes.

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  • Desmond Goh (Managing Director of Eaton Industries Pte Ltd)

    Desmond Goh

    Managing Director of Eaton Industries Pte Ltd


    Desmond Goh is currently the Managing Director, Asia Pacific for Eaton’s Aerospace Group. He is responsible for the overall Aerospace business across the region, including commercial, technical, operational and corporate functions. In this role, he also has responsibility for driving organic and inorganic growth for the business, including long term strategy, capability development and government/industry engagement for the business.

    Desmond had joined Eaton Aerospace in 2019 as its Regional Director, Commercial Aftermarket & Military Business for the APAC region, where he was responsible for leading the regional team to grow the business across the Eaton Aerospace product line, and deliver exceptional customer support to all its customers in the region.

    Prior to joining Eaton, Desmond was the General Manager, Customer Support & Business Strategy in Eagle Services Asia (Pratt & Whitney/SIAEC JV) and was responsible for leading the customer support team to support a worldwide airline customer base. He developed new business strategies for the engine aftermarket business and led the contract negotiations for various sales campaigns on the PW4000, GP7200 and PW1100G engines.

    Before Pratt & Whitney, Desmond was with Rockwell Collins, where he held various roles in Strategy Development/M&A, Sales & Marketing and Program Management, based in both Singapore and Iowa, USA. His last role in Rockwell Collins was Director, Airborne Solutions in Asia Pacific, and led a cross-functional team to manage the P&L and grow the portfolio’s regional business. Desmond had also served in the Republic of Singapore Air Force as an Air Engineering Officer previously.

    Desmond is also an elected Management Committee member of the Association of Aerospace Industries Singapore (AAIS) since May 2020.

    He obtained his Master of Business Administration (with High Honors) degree from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Both his Master of Science (ORSS prize winner) and Bachelor of Engineering (with Honors) degrees were awarded by the National University of Singapore.

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  • Henry Hooi (Founder and CEO of Volar Air Mobility)

    Henry Hooi

    Founder and CEO of Volar Air Mobility

    Henry Hooi is the Founder and Executive Chairman of pH Capital Limited, a Hong Kong-based boutique advisory company he formed in 2013. pH Capital focuses on meaningful societal impact projects in a number of verticals including food security, green mobility solutions, healthcare, and media tech.

    In green mobility solutions, Mr. Hooi has founded a Hong Kong-based green aviation company, Volar Air Mobility Limited seeking to commercialize the world’s first electric multi-seater aircraft and to develop a pioneering AI-enabled flight management system for green private aviation.

    Before setting up pH Capital, Mr. Hooi held various roles in the banking industry, including the Chief Risk Officer for Standard Chartered Bank Taiwan, Managing Director for Cushman & Wakefield Capital Asia. Mr. Hooi is currently an Independent Non-Executive Director and chairs Audit Committees for a number of companies in Singapore (Neon Global (previously known as Cityneon), and Hong Kong (Volcano Spring International Holdings Limited and Frontier Services Group Limited, both HKSE- listed companies).

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  • Mabel Kwan (Managing Director of Alton Aviation Consultancy Singapore Private Limited)

    Mabel Kwan

    Managing Director of Alton Aviation Consultancy Singapore Private Limited

    Mabel Kwan is currently a Managing Director at Alton Aviation Consultancy, an aviation management consulting firm, where she advises on business strategy and investments. She has close to 20 years of experience in strategy, investment and business development in the aviation and travel industry. During her career, she was involved in the investment, asset management and divestment of several aviation companies such as airports, lessor and airlines, including in setting up the first low cost carrier in Singapore. Her views on sustainability, aviation market trends, airport economics and operational innovation have been featured in international and regional publications and industry conferences.

    Prior to joining Alton, Ms. Kwan was Managing Director of Investments at Changi Airports International (CAI), where she was responsible for driving the investment strategy of CAI and designing holistic solutions for CAI’s partners in airport management and development. She was instrumental in setting up the first airport investment platform in Asia with leading institutional investors and led teams to successfully bid for airport concessions in the Middle East & Asia Pacific.

    Ms. Kwan began her career in Singapore Airlines as a company planner, and subsequently held roles of Associate Director (Investment) at Temasek Holdings, and Director of Development (Asia) at Hilton Worldwide.

    Ms. Kwan spends time outside work to mentor start ups and on charitable initiatives. She is a board director on Women In Aviation, Singapore Chapter, a non profit organisation dedicated to fostering a diverse and inclusive aviation industry.

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  • Lili Qian (Deputy Director of Investment Promotion Bureau of Taicang Municipal Government of Jiangsu Province)

    Lili Qian

    Deputy Director of Investment Promotion Bureau of Taicang Municipal Government of Jiangsu Province

    Ms. QIAN Lili, is currently the Deputy Director of Investment Promotion Bureau of Taicang Municipal Government of Jiangsu Province and is mainly responsible for attracting industrial projects in high-end equipment manufacturing, aerospace industries. She has rich experience in intercultural communication and has deeply participated in Sino-German cooperation. She promoted the negotiation and settle-down of a number of key projects such as German Centre Taicang.

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  • He Ren (Prof/Chief Technical Officer in Marketing and Sales at Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China)

    He Ren

    Prof/Chief Technical Officer in Marketing and Sales at Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China


    Prof. Ren He is the Chief Technical Officer and Vice-Chairman of the Science and Technology Committee in the Marketing and Sales Center of COMAC. He is also the Deputy President of China Industrial Design Association and the Director of Shanghai Jetliner Digital Customer Support Platform.
    Prior to this, he was Vice-Director of the Airworthiness Department of No.603 Institute of AVIC, a Professor in RMIT University and Newcastle University, a deputy to the C919 Chief Designer, the Acting Chief Engineer, Chief Information Officer, and Head of the Industrial Design Institute within Customer Service Center of COMAC.

    Prof Ren He holds the titles of fellow of the Engineer Institution of Australia and a Foreign Member (Academician) of the Russian Academy of Engineering (RAE).

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  • Rahul Shah. (Senior Vice President , Strategic Growth and Business Development, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa at AAR International Inc)

    Rahul Shah.

    Senior Vice President , Strategic Growth and Business Development, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa at AAR International Inc


    Accomplished executive leader with extensive expertise in start up operation and managing businesses, strategic planning and process improvement, combined with business development leadership in the global aviation, aerospace, defense.

    Combining advanced business expertise with strong engineering education, his strengths include:

    • Sales and Marketing Strategy development
    • New Market/ Business development
    • New Start up- Operations in International Markets
    • Developing partnerships and acquisitions
    • Operations leadership
    • Developing Strategy for New Start ups

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  • David So (Senior Vice President  Corporate Planning & Continuous Improvement at SIA Engineering Company Ltd)

    David So

    Senior Vice President Corporate Planning & Continuous Improvement at SIA Engineering Company Ltd


    Mr So was appointed Senior Vice President Corporate Planning & Continuous Improvement on 1st February 2023. Prior to his latest appointment, he was Senior Vice President Transformation and Technology. In addition to innovation and technology, and the Enterprise Continuous Improvement Office, he is also responsible for corporate planning and supply chain management.

    Mr So joined SIAEC as an Executive Engineer, specialising in airframe systems and aircraft structures. Between 2011 and 2015, he held various senior positions in Engineering and Fleet Management Divisions, including Vice President Engineering and Fleet Technical Management. He was the accountable manager for the design organisation under CAAS and EASA approval. He assumed the position of Vice President Transformation Office in 2017. Besides supporting operations with technical solutions, he was in charge of spearheading strategic and innovative plans for digitalisation and technology adoption across all divisions in SIAEC.

    Mr So was on the board of several aerospace companies in Singapore including Additive Flight Solutions Pte Ltd, Component Aerospace Singapore Pte Ltd, Jamco Aero Design & Engineering Company and Jamco Singapore Private Limited.

    Mr So sits on the Council of the Institution of Engineers Singapore and held various appointment including chairman of the Aerospace Engineering Technical Committee and the Vice Dean of College of Fellows. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degree from the National University of Singapore and is a Chartered Engineer.

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  • Philip Sung (Director of Sales, Global Aftermarket & Asia OEM and Director/General Manager at Auxitrol Weston Singapore Pte Ltd)

    Philip Sung

    Director of Sales, Global Aftermarket & Asia OEM and Director/General Manager at Auxitrol Weston Singapore Pte Ltd


    Philip Sung, the Director & General Manager at Auxitrol Weston (Singapore) Pte Ltd and concurrently the Director of Global Aftermarket & Asia OEM Sales at Auxitrol Weston, is an accomplished leader in the aerospace industry with 20+ years’ experience. His proficiency spans technical, commercial, and managerial domains.

    Under his leadership and strategic direction, Auxitrol Weston achieved remarkable growth in revenue and market share in just three years post-pandemic. Philip attributes his success to having a highly motivated and engaged team. He also takes pride in navigating complexities to establish a wholly-owned foreign subsidiary in Mainland China.

    Looking ahead, Philip’s next focus is attracting and developing young talents, and adopting new technologies to improve workflows and rejuvenate the aerospace industry.

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  • Qingru Tang (Vice President at Civil Aviation Flight University of China)

    Qingru Tang

    Vice President at Civil Aviation Flight University of China

    Tang Qingru is vice president and professor at the Civil Aviation Flight University of China (CAFUC). He is also the Director of the Joint Management Committee of the Sino-US-French Joint Aero-Engine Maintenance and Training Centre, a member of the Expert Review Committee of the Civil Aviation Joint Fund Project of the National Natural Science Foundation of China, and a member of the Expert Committee of the Civil Aviation Licensing Examination. His main research interests are condition monitoring and health management of aero-engines, and control technology of turbofan engines with large-containment-ratio.

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