Management Committee, AAIS Gala Dinner, Propel & PEP Launch, SG Airshow 2024 & more!

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Monthly Updates: November 2023
Appointment of AAIS Management Committee Office Bearers and Co-Opted Members

At the Annual General Meeting held on 20 October, AAIS members elected 12 Management Committee members in accordance to the Constitution, consisting 1 President, 2 Vice-Presidents and 9 Management Committee members.

The elected Management Committee members convened its first meeting on 9 November 2023, where MC elected and unanimously confirmed the appointment of office bearers for the term of 2023/2025 . The MC also made the decision to co-opt 3 members who will serve for a 1-year term until the next AGM.

AAIS is pleased to introduce the elected Management Committee members and office bearers.
AAIS 20th Anniversary Gala Dinner

AAIS marked the culmination of its 20th Anniversary activities with an industry Gala Dinner held on 9 November 2023. Mr Alvin Tan, Minister of State at the Ministry of Trade & Industry and Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth, graced the occasion as the evening’s guest-of-honour. The Gala event was also attended by senior representatives from AAIS membership, industry professionals and the Association’s partners.

At the Gala Dinner,
  • AAIS launched "Propel", a commemorative book tracing the beginnings, rise and evolution of Singapore's aviation and aerospace industries.
  • Announced the Promising Entrepreneurs Programme, a new year-long programme specially tailored by AAIS for the next generation of aerospace SME leaders.

AAIS took pride in celebrating its 20th Anniversary in the presence of members who were also marking significant milestones of their own. The Association also recognised and honoured long-standing members which have demonstrated unwavering support and commitment for 15 years and more.
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Welcome to Our New AAIS Members

Join us in welcoming our latest members: Boyden Asia Pacific Pte Limited (Associate) and Global Airfreight International Pte Ltd (Associate). 
Founded in 1946, Boyden pioneered the use of executive search, strategically partnering with clients to identify, search, source, recruit, and deliver key leadership talent and human capital all over the world. Boyden has positioned itself as a premier talent and leadership advisory firm with more than 70 offices in over 40 countries.

Global Airfreight International is a Singapore-based full-fledged forwarder, with aviation being one of the company's important verticals. As a AS9120-Quality aviation certified company, it is focused on bringing quality, serving customers 24/7. Its services include handling AOG, engines, landing gears, odd-sized, time-definite shipments etc.
Recent Activities
Launch of AAIS Commemorative Book, PROPEL

A highlight of the recent AAIS anniversary Gala Dinner was the unveiling of a special commemorative publication by AAIS, titled, "Propel". The event began with a trailer for the publication featuring Mr Goh Yong Kiat, author of the book's main narrative. On stage, Mr Alvin Tan, Minister of State for Trade & Industry and Community, Culture & Youth, and AAIS President Mr Wong Yue Jeen unveiled the cover of the publication, alongside past presidents of AAIS, Mr Oh Wee Khoon (AAIS President 2003-2006) and Mr Philip Quek (AAIS President 2016 – 2021). The event was also graced by book contributors and sponsors which were represented by senior executives in a group photo on stage.

AAIS is proud to celebrate the milestones that have propelled the Singapore aerospace and aviation industries into the next frontier with the launch of this meaningful book. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to the authors, sponsors and contributors and thank all industry members for their support of the book.
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AAIS Promising Entrepreneurs Programme (PEP)

As part of our commitment to propelling industry growth and nurturing the next generation of leaders in the aerospace sector, AAIS announced the inauguration of the Promising Entrepreneurs Programme (PEP) at its Anniversary Gala dinner. Tailored by AAIS, the PEP is a year-long programme that aims to provide next-generation SME leaders with the essential knowledge and skills to navigate the aerospace market and landscape. Going beyond theory, the PEP offers an immersive journey with industry visits, workshops, and curated activities for participants to gain an understanding and appreciation for the range of opportunities in the industry and network with OEMs, MNCs and fellow young leaders. 
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2nd EU-Asia UAS/UAM Symposium
The second edition of the EU-Asia Symposium on UAS/UAM co-organised by EASA and CAAS was held from 7 to 11 November 2024 in Singapore. Experts and representatives from Asia-Pacific civil aviation authorities gathered to discuss and tackle the common regulatory and operational challenges to integrate drones and air taxis into the aviation system in a safe manner. AAIS and local industry players were once again invited to present and participate in the sessions on 9 and 10 November 2023. The event saw extensive exchanges covering, among others:

  • UAS and UAM Regulatory Development and VTOL Capable Aircraft Certification
  • Approaches to UTM And BVLOS Use Cases
  • Building a Sustainable Innovative Air Mobility (IAM) Hub
  • Readiness of States to Enable UAM Operations in 2024/2025
  • Outlook of UAS/UAM Market Development
  • UTM Service Providers
  • VTOL OEMs, Leasing Companies and Operators
  • Vertiport and Airport Operators
  • Entry into Service
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Upcoming Industry Activities
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 the 19 Singapore Pavilion exhibitors as well as visiting delegations. AAIS Members are invited to mark your calendars for a networking session happening onsite on 21 February 2023 from 12.00pm to 1.30pm.
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.
DISCUSS: Industry Fora
Save these dates on your calendar for informative forums and discussions co-organised by AAIS:
  • Singapore Aerospace Technology Leaders' Forum
Date: 19 February 2024
Time: 1.30pm to 5.15pm
Venue: Marina Bay Sands
  • China-Singapore Aviation Forum
Date: 22 February 2024
Time: 9:30am to 12:00pm
Venue: AeroForum Hall C, Changi Exhibition Centre

Registration for trade visitors are now open. Secure your passes to Asia's largest aerospace and defence event!
Partners' Events
Call for Papers: Singapore Aerospace Technology and Engineering Conference (SATEC 2024)

The Singapore Aerospace Technology and Engineering Conference (SATEC) 2024 will be held on 21 February 2024 in conjunction with the Singapore Air Show. Co-organised by the Republic of Singapore Air Force, Air Engineering & Logistics Department (RSAF, AELD) and the Singapore Institute of Aerospace Engineers (SIAE). SATEC provides a platform for engineers and researchers from government, defence, industry and academia to present and discuss key developments and advancements in aerospace technology and engineering. 

The call for papers for SATEC 2024 is open to all AAIS members. With the theme "Thinking of the New Era of Aerospace Technologies", SATEC 2024 is interested in papers that cover
  • The Future of Maintenance;
  • Green Aerospace;
  • Smart Airports;
  • Advanced Aerospace Technologies; and
  • Unmanned Technologies

The deadline for submission is 15 December 2023 (Friday). 
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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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Singapore Aviation Industry Directory 2024

AAIS biennial industry directory title, the Singapore Aviation Industry Directory 2024 will be released in conjunction with the upcoming Airshow in February. Update your company listings and promote your services in this sought-after publication.
Contact to find out more about getting listed on SAID 2024  as well on our online Asia-Pacific Aviation Directory. ​
Check out new articles on our online magazine - Aerospace Singapore (AS) Digital! ​See updated aviation and aerospace stories and interviews, industry news and pieces written by youth sharing their unique perspectives and passion.

Subscribe to the AS Digital Mailing List for more updates and engaging content! Showcase your announcements, breakthroughs, personalities, news and more! Send your press releases and articles to  
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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 
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