AAIS Year-in-Review, Calendar of Events, Open Innovation Challenge, New members, and more!

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Monthly Updates: December 2023
AAIS Calendar of Events - January to June 2024

As we wrap up 2023, we thank you for your continued support and participation in our activities and initiatives. The coming year promises more valuable and synergistic opportunities with international events such as the Singapore Airshow just around the corner. As AAIS ramps up our preparations, we invite members to mark your calendars for the following:
  • Unlock Aerospace Procurement Wins: Strategies for Suppliers
25 January 2024, 2.00pm - 4.30pm, 
  • Singapore Aerospace Technology Leadership Forum 
19 February 2024, 1.30pm - 5.10pm
  • AAIS Networking Lunch
21 February 2024, 12.00pm - 1.30pm
  • China-Singapore Bilateral Aviation Forum 
22 February 2024, 9.30am - 12.00pm

We encourage you to peruse our calendar of events for the first half of 2024 to explore the exciting activities that await. We look forward to collaborative possibilities and your continued engagement in the coming year.
AAIS Calendar of Events 1H2024
Call for Problem Statements: Aerospace Open Innovation Challenge 2024

JTC, in partnership with AAIS, is set to launch its inaugural Aerospace Open Innovation Challenge (AOIC) in the first quarter of 2024.

In collaboration with Enterprise Singapore (ESG), this challenge presents a unique opportunity for aerospace companies to tackle issues along three broad dimensions: 1) Sustainability, 2) Productivity, and 3) Digitalisation.

Industry members are encouraged to leverage this platform and ESG’s network of solution providers to address your problem statements. To participate, please complete and submit the completed challenge statement template by 15 January 2024, with your company's management endorsement. Following the submission, a session will be arranged to refine the scope of your challenge statement(s) in preparation for the anticipated launch.

For inquiries or clarifications, please contact the JTC Aerospace team via CHU_Wei_Kian@jtc.gov.sg. We look forward to your active participation.
AOIC 2024 Challenge Statement Template
Welcome to Our New AAIS Members

Join us in welcoming our latest members: MSSL (S) Pte Ltd (Associate); NCS Pte Ltd (Associate); and Trelleborg Sealing Solutions Singapore Pte Ltd (Associate).
MSSL is part of Samvardhana Motherson Group, a US$12 Billion MNC. In addition to automotive, the company is a Tier 1 supplier of Electrical wiring & interconnect systems, aero-structures and aircraft interior components. Its customers include global aerospace OEMs - Airbus, BAE Systems, Boeing, Dassault, ISRO, Rolls Royce, SAAB, Safran, Spirit & others.
NCS, a subsidiary of Singtel Group, is a leading technology services firm with a presence in Asia Pacific and partnerships with governments and enterprises to advance communities through technology. With a 12,000-strong team across 69 specialisations, NCS has been serving aviation clients for the past 40 years.
As a Global Market Leader in the supply of Aerospace Sealing Solutions, with over 60 years of experience in the Aerospace Industry, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions Aerospace provides the optimum seal for the majority of aviation applications from two-seater light aircraft to long-range commercial airliners, to helicopters and spacecraft.
Recent Activities
Reflecting on 2023: A Year of Milestones for AAIS

This year has been particularly meaningful for the Association, filled with significant milestones that have shaped our narrative of collective success for industry advancement. We spotlight some of the key highlights in this brief year-in-review.
AAIS marked a new chapter with the launch of a refreshed logo at the Aerospace Leaders Dialogue Singapore in July.

With a nod to the Association’s legacy, the distinct lines of the new emblem represent the industry’s pursuit of precision and excellence, while its dynamic form signifies agility and resilience in an ever-evolving landscape.
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Explore ASD
We introduced Aerospace Singapore (AS) Digital - our first online magazine - as part of outreach efforts not only to industry professionals but also to students, airforce personnel, and aviation enthusiasts globally.

AS Digital provides an accessible platform with insights, features, and data covering the Singapore and broader industry landscape. A highlight is AeroYouth which features articles written by youth and for youth, amplifying the voices of tomorrow.
On 9 November, we gathered for the grand culmination of our celebrations at the 20th Anniversary Gala Dinner, attended by esteemed VIPs and industry leaders. We express our heartfelt gratitude to all attendees for contributing to the success of this memorable evening.


We proudly launched PROPEL, a commemorative heritage book documenting the development of Singapore's aviation and aerospace industries, featuring stories from leading aerospace companies. Our sincere gratitude to the writers and sponsors who made this project possible.
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AAIS launched the Promising Entrepreneurs Programme (PEP), a year-long programme that aims to provide next-generation SME leaders with knowledge, skills and exposure to navigate the aerospace landscape. We thank members for the support and contributions to this impactful programme. 
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The Annual General Meeting saw the election of a new Management Committee representing leaders across the aerospace value chain.

We thank our MC members for their unrelenting service to the community and look forward to their continued guidance.
MC Members
As the industry saw a ramp-up of activities, recovery and growth, AAIS played an active role in the following tradeshows, conferences and international events. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to our partners, government agencies, and exhibiting companies for their unwavering support and collaboration.
  • Inter airport Southeast Asia 2023
  • Asia Pacific Aviation Quality Group (APAQG) Supplier Forum – Singapore
  • Drones Asia 2023
  • Asia Pacific Summit for Aviation Safety 2023
  • MRO Americas 2023
  • Unmanned Systems Asia 2023
  • 3rd & 4th ASEAN Sustainability Forum
  • Global Aerospace Cluster Summit
  • Global Urban & Advanced Air Summit Asia 2023
  • MRO Asia Pacific 2023
  • Air Navigation World 2023: ATM Procedures for Today
  • 2nd EU-Asia UAS/UAM Symposium
We extended a warm welcome to our new members who joined us in 2023, enriching our dynamic community.
As we turn the page to a new year, we carry these collective achievements with us, energised and ready for the opportunities that lie ahead. Thank you for being an integral part of the AAIS journey in 2023. Here's to a thriving and collaborative 2024!
Upcoming Industry Activities
Unlock Aerospace Procurement Wins: Strategies for Suppliers
Unlock Aerospace Procurement Wins: Strategies for Suppliers
In the lead up to Singapore Airshow 2024, prime yourself to win new business


Jan 25, 2024
(2:00 PM - 4:30 PM)


JTC Business Centre
West Camp Road 690

In the lead up to Singapore Airshow 2024, we have organised this seminar to prime our members and exhibitors on the changes to the aerospace procurement landscape, and the strategy for winning new business.

Chris Hampden from ArcBlue will share how commercial aerospace procurement is evolving. Amy Lees from Shipley will focus on techniques and tools for suppliers to determine their competitive position, and how to communicate their offer in such as way as to increase the chances of success.

Join us on January 25th, 2024 to get a head start on winning. This event is exclusive to AAIS members and SA2024 Singapore Pavilion exhibitors.

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Singapore Airshow 2024 - AAIS Activities

Singapore Airshow will be back from 20 to 25 February 2024 at the Changi Exhibition Centre. The event will feature a series of strategic forums, exhibitions and events. Take the opportunity to connect with industry leaders, government and industry procure and contribute to dialogues, solutions and strategies to shape the future of the global aviation and aerospace industry. 

CONNECT: Singapore Pavilion
The Singapore Pavilion, coordinated by AAIS and marketed by Experia Events, returns again to showcase the capabilities of Singapore enterprises. Take the opportunity to connect with Singapore Pavilion exhibitors as well as visiting delegations.
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Singapore SMEs are invited to participate and showcase your capabilities in a specially designated area under the Singapore Pavilion. Gain excess to a prime location with high foot traffic as well as exclusive B2B, marketing, networking, and media opportunities. Eligible SMEs may receive funding support from Enterprise Singapore, subject to approval.
Registration for trade visitors is now open. Click on the banner below to secure your passes to Asia's largest aerospace and defence event!
Partners' Events
Drones and Uncrewed Asia 2024
Drones and Uncrewed Asia 2024


Mar 6 & 7, 2024


Sands Expo and Conv...

The inaugural Drones & Uncrewed Asia (DUCA) 2024, to be co-located with Geo Connect Asia 2024, is set to take place from 6 to 7 March 2024 at the Sands Expo & Convention Centre in Singapore. Building on the success of the Drones Asia event launch in March 2023, DUCA 2024 is primed to be the essential meeting place for the region's expanding unmanned aircraft systems and uncrewed technology ecosystem.

The event comprises a trade show, start-up zone, main stage conference and programme of technical presentations. Presentations and panel discussions will delve into the transformative trends in air mobility markets across the ASEAN region, and the crucial need for collaboration between regulators, end users, and technology platforms. Entrance is free for Trade Visitors who register by 12 February 2024. AAIS members also will enjoy a 15% discount off the regular conference ticket rat. More details to be released soon.

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AAIS Professional Development Courses
AS 9100:2016 Internal Auditor Course
Date: 25 & 26 January 2024
Type: Hybrid Classroom Training
This course provides comprehensive instruction on auditing aerospace quality management systems and follows the basic processes in conducting an internal audit of an aerospace manufacturing facility, from audit preparation and completion through the corrective action process.
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EASA Part 145 Maintenance Organisation Approvals
Date: 7 & 8 March 2024
Type: Classroom Training
This course provides participants with an understanding of the requirements for compliance to EASA Part 145 and CAA Malaysian Part 145 organisation approval. It includes coverage of Maintenance Organisation Exposition (MOE), Acceptable Means of Compliance (AMC) and the Guidance Material (GM).
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Safety Management Systems – Principles and Applications
Date: 4 & 5 March 2024
Type: Classroom Training
This course provides an introduction to SMS, based on ICAO Standards and Recommended Practices. Delivered by UK CAA experts, the course draws on the ICAO SMS Framework, EASA ORO.GEN.200 Rules and UK CAA SMS Guidance Material, with experiences from the UK CAA’s oversight activities.
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Drone Security Training Course Bundle
(2-6 weeks to complete all 3 courses)
Type: On-demand learning 
This course addresses important issues of governance, regulation, and security that governments, investors, and organisations need to be aware of in using drones. Suitable for professionals and individuals looking to upskill, or hobbyists looking to understand the full range of drone technologies.
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Explore our Services
Application of New GST Rate from 1 January 2024

The Government of Singapore will increase the Goods and Services Tax (GST) rate from 8% to 9% on 1 January 2024. All invoices issued from 1 January 2024 will be subjected to the new prevailing rate of 9%. 

For more information on the GST rate change and the preparations for businesses to note, please refer to the following links.
Next steps for businesses (GoBusiness.gov)
GST Rate Change for Businesses (IRAS)
Runway 21 Serviced Office 

Managed by AAIS, our Serviced Office located in Seletar Aerospace Park provides aerospace start-ups and new-to-Singapore businesses with crucial and relevant support in the early stages of development.

To find out more about available office spaces, services offered and rates, please contact our Business Concierge at +65 6262 5336 or via email at 
Runway 21 Serviced Office


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