Past Events 

Singapore Aerospace Awards 2014

The Singapore Aerospace Awards 2014 Gala Dinner took place on 10 July 2014. It was held at InterContinental Singapore, Grand Ballroom. The event was graced by Mrs Josephine Teo, Senior Minister of State for the Ministry of Finance and for the Ministry of Transport. 

More than 320 guests attended the dinner and 23 prestigious Awards were handed out to winners from the different Award categories. 

Once again, AAIS would like to congratulate all Award winners and thank our sponsors. 

Click here for the results! 

Click here to view the splendid photos taken during the Awards!

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AAIS Annual Bowling Tournament 2014 – 21 June 2014

The AAIS held its 10th Annual Bowling Tournament at Orchid Bowl @ SAFRA Tampines on 21 June 2014. The tournament attracted a total of 32 teams from 19 organisations.

Results:

Team Score
Team Champion PWC A 2254
1st Runner-up Mega Ark (SIA Group) 2212
2nd Runner-up ST Aero 1 2109

  Name Score
Best Individual (Male) Sean Goh (Satair Team 1) 632
Best Individual (Female) Amy Yong (PWC A) 563

High Game Score: 

Name Score Pot
Session 1 (Male) Low Weng Leong (PWC B) 227 $110
Session 1 (Female) Insufficient Pot Money
Session 2 (Male) Sean Goh(Satiar Team 1) 257 $150
Session 2 (Female) Metta Koh (ST Aero 1) 201 $50

 
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here for the full bowling tournament results.
 

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Dialogue with FAA Manager, Mr Hardie DeGuzman – 22 May 2014

The AAIS is pleased to host Mr Hardie DeGuzman and his team from the LA International Field Office and FAA American Embassy – Singapore for a dialogue with the Singapore based FAA Part 145 Repair Stations.

The half-day session was attended by 51 attendees from 32 companies at the AAIS AeroHub. Some of the questions asked were related to the Transport Security Administration (TSA) area of authority.

Mr Michael Daniel, Senior Technical Advisor to the AAIS presented and gave his take on the International Perspective of Aircraft Parts.

We would like to thank Mr Hardie DeGuzman and his team for their time and presence at this dialogue. Our sincere appreciation also goes to Aviation Insight Pte Ltd for sponsoring the tea-break. 

EASA Regulatory Updates Session – 19 May 2014

The CAA International (CAAi) partnered with the AAIS to hold a half-day EASA Regulatory Updates Session at the Lifelong Learning Institute on 19 May 2014. 140 attendees from 60 companies from the South East Asia aerospace industry attended the session. The event ended with a Q&A session and the attendees took time to network with the CAAi team.  

At the beginning of the year, the EASA issued a new set of ‘User Guidance Documents for all Overseas Foreign Part -145 Organisations’. The team from the CAAi South East Asia Office decided that a presentation to the industry would be useful and would help clear any doubts and uncertainties faced by companies. Download the presentation materials from here.

We would like to express our appreciation to the CAAi team, Mr Chris Gabay, Mr Derek Gordon, Mr Paul McCartney and Mr Gary Pilon for the insightful presentation. We would also like to express our appreciation ST Aerospace Ltd and the Lifelong Learning Institute for their kind sponsorship.

Anti-Bribery Workshop with TRACE International - 28 April 2014

TRACE International partnered with the AAIS to hold a one-day anti-bribery training workshop at The Fullerton Hotel. With over 110 registrants comprising members of the business and compliance community, based in Singapore and around the region, the workshop ended with a networking evening hosted by TRACE.

A broad range of topics were covered, including:

  • What constitutes bribery under international conventions, foreign laws (FCPA and the UK Bribery Act) and local law
  • How companies are handling the difficult issue of anti-bribery third party due diligence
  • Effective strategies for developing an anti-bribery compliance program
  • Challenges posed by the proliferation of international anti-bribery conventions and recent anti-corruption enforcement actions in Asia
  • The cost of ignoring local and international anti-bribery laws: criminal penalties and business costs

TRACE provides an end-to-end, cost-effective and practical solution for anti-bribery and third party compliance. TRACE International, the leading anti-bribery standard setting business association, pools resources to provide members with technology-enabled compliance tools and an expansive knowledge center.

AeroBusiness Mission to Germany – 7th to 11th April 2014

28 delegates formed this mission trip to Germany that encompassed a visit to the Aircraft Interior Expo, conference and exhibition, held from the 7th to 10th April.  A total of 12 companies participated excluding the representatives from the AAIS and government agencies, such as CAAS, IE Singapore and SPRING, who were present to continuously lend support to the local industry and the companies who are looking to continue exploring opportunities in aircraft interior industry.

The programme began with a full day conference on the 7th April. The morning delved into airline perspectives of the future and the challenges ahead that are charted by the new directions to differentiate the passenger experience. Concurrent breakout sessions, were held in the afternoon on two topics- IFE and Hospitality & Service.  The conference concluded with an evening industry networking party, filled with good food and drink within the same venue as the conference.

Over the next two days of the exhibition, the delegates were free to walk the show ground and arrange meetings with the exhibitors. Notably, the team were hosted at their booth by Diehl Aerospace, Hanse Aerospace, Hamburg Aviation, JAMCO and ST Aerospace. Introductions to key personnel and a short tour, where possible, at their booths took place.

The remainder of the mission programme comprised of site visits to the Hamburg Centre of Avation Training (HCAT) and the Airbus plant in Hamburg. At the HCAT, the tour was led by Prof Gordon Konieczny within the HCAT building and cabin labs to learn about the how the centre is supported and funded by the industry and institutes, includeing a look at their training facilities and the courses available. Lunch was also kindly hosted by the HCAT.

A three hour long guided tour on foot was one of the highlights of the trip, where the team got an insight to manufacturing facilities and the final assembly of the A320s.  

AAIS Annual Futsal Tournament 2014 - 22 March 2014
 
The AAIS held its annual Futsal Tournament on 22 March 2014. This year saw the best turn-out in the AAIS Futsal Tournament’s history with a total of 23 teams from 16 organisations.

The winners are:

Team Champion Rolls-Royce 2 (Rolls-Royce Singapore Pte Ltd)
1st Runner-Up Team SIAEC (SIA Engineering Company)
2nd Runner-Up Team Liebherr (Liebherr-Singapore Pte Ltd)
Most Valuable Player Bruno Visoto (Embraer Asia Pacific Pte Ltd)

Click here for the full results!
 
Click here to view photos of the event.
 

Aerospace Industry Induction Programme (AIIP) 2014 - 14 February 2014

The AIIP 2014 is the 4th edition organised by the AAIS, CAAS and EDB with the aim of attracting the Next Generation of Aerospace Professionals (NGAP) to join and be part of this industry. One of the highlights of the AIIP is a visit to the Singapore Airshow. This opportunity is one that presents to students the extent and magnitude of the global aerospace industry and Singapore’s position as the leading aerospace hub in Asia.

A total of 839 students from 13 institutions (Bendemeer Secondary School, Hillgrove Secondary School, Northbrooks Secondary School, North Vista Secondary School, Northland Secondary School, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Nanyang Polytechnic, Singapore Polytechnic, Temasek Polytechnic, Nanyang Technological University, National University of Singapore, Singapore Institute of Technology and Singapore University of Technology and Design) attended the AIIP on 14 February 2014, were accompanied by the CAAS Youth Aviation Ambassadors (YAAs) and their teachers/lecturers.

Goodie bags included the latest AeroCareer Guide 2014/15, AeroSpace Singapore Magazine – the Singapore Airshow issue. AIIP Programme Booklet (with guided route), AIIP Student Quiz, AIIP Remove-before-flight keychain were distributed to the students.

The students were encouraged to complete a quiz in exchange for an AIIP Pen Set, and to capture images of Singapore Airshow and post on social media with the hashtag #AIIP_SG in order to win a limited edition aircraft model.

Singapore Airshow - 11 to 16 February 2014

In this 4th edition of the Singapore Airshow, over 40,000 trade visitors visited the show during the first three trade days, of which a third were from overseas. 31 organisations, each taking up at least a 12 square meter space, showcased their products and services, by exhibiting under the Singapore Pavilion.  The organisations are:

ACP Metal Finishing Pte Ltd
Aerotech Supplies Pte Ltd
Air Transport Training College
Airtec Corporation (Asia)
Aviosupport
Coway Engineering & Marketing Pte Ltd
Dynamic C4 Pte Ltd
Global Sourcing Services Pte Ltd
JCS-VANETEC PTE LTD
Kim Ann Engineering Pte Ltd
MAJ Aviation
Flight Focus Pte Ltd
Power Force Technologies Pte Ltd
SCS Technologies Pte Ltd
Seco Tools (SEA) Pte Ltd
ST-Airport Services Pte Ltd
Stratech Systems Limited
United Aviation (Singapore) Pte Ltd
WingsOverAsia Pte Ltd
HOPE Technik
NEC Asia Pacific Pte Ltd
Nitto Denko (Singapore) Pte Ltd
Ryca Pte Ltd
Stream Peak International
Tyco Electronics Singapore Pte Ltd
Blue Waves Flight Simulations Pte Ltd
NDT Instruments Pte Ltd
Yusen Logistics (Singapore) Pte Ltd
TME Systems Pte Ltd
Tri-Wing Aviation Resources Pte Ltd


The Singapore pavilion is supported by the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) and IE Singapore and bore the ‘ Singapore: Heart of Aviation’ branding for the first time at the Singapore Airshow. An overhead hanging structure, booth décor and giveaways featured to promote Singapore as the aviation hub of choice.

Learn more at http://www.heartofaviation.sg/

Warmly welcomed by the pavilion exhibtors, Mrs Josephine Teo (Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Finance and Transport) spent the morning touring the pavilion on the morning of the opening day, speaking to the companies on their business, capabilities and give hands on demonstrations in the technologies they were promoting to the industry.

On 12th February, the Australian Pavilion was the venue for the signing of the Memorandum of Collaboration (MOC) between the AAIS and the Aviation/ Aerospace Audtralia (AA/A). The AAIS President, Mr Charles Chong and AA/A Chairman, Mr Adam Bruford were present to formally sign the MOC, witnessed by the Australian High Commisioner, Mr Philip Green and AAIS 1st Vice President, Ms Kham Joon Wui. The MOC hopes to enhance understaning of indsutry capabilities, knowledge exchange and encourage business relationships in both industries.

HOST Session @ Grand Park City Hall - 9 January 2014 

The first HOST Session of 2014 was held on 9 January and the location was the beautiful Beer Tavern at Grand Park City Hall. Guests were encouraged to mingle and network with each other in this relaxed and comfortable setting complete with good food and great company. 


The evening started off with a welcome from Tin Ho, 2nd Vice President, AAIS followed by a short slide presentation by Jordan Lee, Senior Sales Manager, Grand Park City Hall. The evening carried on with the guests given a tour of the hotel’s suites and grounds. 

A lucky draw session was conducted and 3 lucky winners walked away with food vouchers and hotel stays sponsored by Grand Park City Hall. More than 30 guests were present at this HOST Session. 

The AAIS would like to thank Grand Park City Happy and all guests for making the first HOST Session of 2014 a success.  

Singapore WSH Legislation & Liabilities Seminar – 9 December 2013
The AAIS organised the Workplace Safety and Health Legislation & Liabilities Seminar with our partner, International Safety Resource Centre (ISRC) on 9 December 2013. The seminar was held at the AAIS AeroHub, it was attended by 20 participants from 11 aerospace companies.

The session was conducted by Mr Shahbudin Othman, an experienced HSE Consultant & Trainer for various industries. Shah had previously assisted the Ministry of Manpower in conducting investigations related to marine, shipbuilding and ship repairing industry.

With the rising cases of fatalities that were due to Work-at-height accidents in Singapore, the session allows the participants to better understand their responsibilities as an employer towards the safety and health of the employees. A detailed presentation of the Workplace Safety and Health Act which includes the duties of all persons at workplaces, safety and health arrangements that can be made for the employees, the various offences under the Act and the penalties of these individual offences. 

The AAIS would like to thank all participants for their presence and engaging discussion.

EDB-JTC Engagement Session - 15 November 2013
The AAIS organised the EDB-JTC Engagement Session on 15 November 2013. About 46 attendees took the opportunity to engage with Ms Glory Wee, Head of Transport Engineering, Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB). She gave an update of the Singapore Aerospace Industry and Seletar Aerospace Park. Also present at the session was Mr Edwin Ho, Deputy Director , Aerospace Department, JTC Corporation who helped to answer questions related to Seletar Aerospace Park. 

We would like to thank the supporting organisations, EDB and JTC for being a part of this Engagement Session. 

MRO Asia 2013 – 29 to 31 October 2013

The AAIS in partnership with Aviation Week, supported the Singapore Pavilion which consisted of 5 Singapore registered companies who were there to showcase their products and services.

This year’s event saw a good mix of conferences and exhibitors from all over the world. Senior Minister of State, Mrs Josephine Teo, Minister of Finance and Transport graced the Opening Ceremony on the first day.

HOST Session @ The Lookout Gallery at Village Hotel Katong – 3 October 2013

AAIS members and invited guests from the aerospace industry were invited to another HOST Session @The Lookout Gallery at Village Hotel Katong. The location provided a nice atmosphere which set the mood for our guests to network and mingle with each other.

The evening began with a warm greeting speech by Fergus Lopez, Management Committee, the AAIS and was followed by a welcome address from Steven Tang, General Manager, Far East Property Sales Business Group.

Guests were treated to great food, wine and soothing jazz performances throughout the evening. There were two lucky draw sessions and 7 lucky winners walked away with food vouchers and hotel stays sponsored by Far East Organization.

More than 60 attendees from various aerospace organisations were present at this event.

The AAIS would like to thank Far East Organization and all guests for making the HOST Session @ Village Katong Hotel a success. 

Manufacturing Excellence in the Aerospace Industry

The AAIS in collaboration with Hitachi Sunway Information Systems (Singapore) Pte Ltd, held the Sharing Session – “Manufacturing Excellence in the Aerospace Industry” on 3 October 2013. The Session covered two topics - “Leveraging Smart Solutions to Best Run CNC Machines in Aerospace Industry” and “Tool-Path Optimisation applied to Aerospace Manufacturing Industry”.

Mr. Eric Lemaire, Asia Pacific Manager, SPRING Technologies presented and shared on many subjects, such as, how manufacturing solutions can be integrated to secure their aerospace parts, how CNC Machines productivity can be improved, and how machine tool life can be improved via tool-path optimisation.

The session saw participants from 8 organisations. The AAIS would like to thank Mr Lemaire and all the participants for their presence and support to this session, making it a success.

FAA Aging Aircraft EWIS Best Practices – 24 September 2013

“FAA Aging Aircraft EWIS Best Practices” Sharing Session was presented by Michael Daniel, Senior Technical Adviser, AAIS, on 24 September 2013. 38 participants from the aerospace industry were present at this Sharing Session.

Aging issues in wiring system surfaced as wiring safety concerns were raised due to accidents & incidents, and common degrading factors in airplane electrical wiring systems found through investigations by various stakeholders.

As such, the session covered various aspects in conjunction with these rising issues. These included industry practices, and policies pertaining to Electrical Wiring Interconnect System (EWIS).

The AAIS was proud to host and organise this fruitful session, and would like to thank all participants and Michael Daniel for their active participation and support.

11th Annual General Meeting - 19 September 2013 

The AAIS held our 11th Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 19 September 2013 at Singapore Aviation Academy. This AGM was an exciting one as it was an election year. Charter and Ordinary Members were allowed to vote and decide which candidates will form the 9th AAIS Management Committee. 

Charles Chong, President, AAIS gave a warm welcome to all members and introduced the AAIS’s new Chief Executive, Kenneth Ang. Charles encouraged all members to give their support to the Association and to its new Chief Executive. 

Fergus Lopez, Honorary Secretary, AAIS presented about the past work year’s initiatives and activities that the Association organised. He also shared about the successes and challenges that the Association had experienced in the past year. Fergus highlighted to everyone present that the AAIS is growing and that we do need our members’ continued support and assistance wherever applicable. 

Steve Price, Honorary Treasurer, AAIS also shared about the financial health and status of the Association for the past year. He acknowledged and appreciated the support that the members have given thus far. 

The elections took place after the presentations and it went through smoothly without any complications. The new 9th Management Committee was shortly elected soon after. The AGM concluded with the presentation of Certificates to New members that joined the Association the past year. 

The AAIS would like to congratulate all newly elected Management Committee members and thank all attendees who took the time to be present during our AGM. More than 60 people were present at this meeting.

Asia-Pacific Aerospace Quality Group (APAQG) General Assembly – 13 September 2013

The AAIS and the APAQG co-organised the first APAQG General Assembly in Singapore on 13 September 2013 at Singapore Aviation Academy. More than 95 quality personnel from various Aerospace Companies were present at the event.

The event aimed to share how organisations can benefit in the adoption and application of Aerospace Standards - AS9100 series as part of their quality management system. The Assembly also provided an excellent opportunity for attendees to network. and discover how each organisation can influence the Standards through voluntary participation in the APAQG activities.

Mr Hiroyuki Jikei, APAQG Sector Lead and his team of APAQG representatives presented about “The Next Revision of 9100” and “MRO Relationship Growth Strategy”. Mr Tan Kah Han, Director Airworthiness & Flight Operations Division, CAAS delivered the Keynote Address. Guest speakers from ST Aerospace Ltd and Det Norske Veritas (DNV) were present and shared about the experiences and challenges faced in the AS certification journey.

The Asia-Pacific Aerospace Quality Group is one of the three main arms of the IAQG (International Aerospace Quality Group). The IAQG is committed to achieve significant performance improvements in Quality, Delivery and Cost for the aerospace industry, through the development of standards, industry oversight and guidance materials for use throughout the supply chain.

The AAIS and APAQG would like to thank all attendees and guest speakers for making the first APAQG General Assembly in Singapore a successful event.

Aero Challenge 2013 – 29 August 2013

The AAIS partnered with Ngee Ann Polytechnic to organise the Aero Challenge 2013 on 29 August 2013. Aero Challenge 2013 is a country-wide aerospace competition opened to all secondary school students to help them find out more about radio-controlled flying.

The objective of the competition was to create, design and fly a quadcopter that could pick and drop a payload at designated obstacles.

30 teams participated in Aero Challenge 2013. Students were required to form a team of 3. Each team consist of a ‘pilot’ and ‘co-pilot’ and ‘air traffic controller’. The pilots were in charge of controlling the quadcopter using a flight app on either their phone or tablet gadgets while the ‘air traffic controller’ navigates and gives directional instructions to the pilots.

The competition provided an enriching yet fun-filled experience for the students as they learned to explore and work their design initiative and creativity, while acquiring new technical skills and knowledge in radio-controlled flying.

Results:

Gold (1st) -     Team Soar (Northbrooks Secondary School)
Silver (2nd) -   Team YOLO (Northland Secondary School)
Bronze -          Team JSS Flyers (Jurong Secondary School)
                      Team J.I.ZY (Evergreen Secondary School)
                      Team EVG Arrows (Evergreen Secondary School)
                      Team CCHY1 (Chung Cheng High School)
Best design award -  Team RC Saints Flying Club (Saint Andrew's Secondary School)

Both Gold and Silver medalists will be attending the Singapore Airshow 2014 as part of the bi-ennial AeroIndustry Induction Programme (AIIP) organised by the AAIS and our partners.

AAIS Annual 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament - 17 August 2013
 

The AAIS organised its 3rd annual 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament on 17 August 2013 at Fengshan Community Centre. 

A total of 14 teams from 8 organisations in the aerospace industry participated in the tournament this year.


CAS emerged Team Champion. The first and second runners-up went to Eagles and TANDERS respectively.
 
Results:

Team Champion CAS (Component Aerospace Singapore Pe Ltd)
1st Runner-up Eagles (Pratt & Whitney Canada (S.E.A.) Pte Ltd)
2nd Runner-up TANDERS (Messier Services Asia Pte Ltd)
Most Valuable Player Liao Shiming (from Eagles)

 
Click
here for the full results!

Click here to view photos of the event.

AS9100 Series Sharing Session – 13 August 2013

The AAIS organised a Sharing Session on the Aerospace Standards Series on 13 August 2013. The event was held at the AAIS AeroHub, with more than 32 participants present.

The sharing session introduced the AS9100 Series Quality Management System, with information on the requirements and benefits of certification like how costs can be reduced, and how quality of products can be raised in an AS9100 series environment. An overview of the Aerospace Certification Process was also shared and this included recommendation on how organisations can start their Aerospace Standards projects, what kind of funding is available and the requirements for eligible applicants.


The session ended with a tea reception and participants took the opportunity to network. The AAIS would like to thank Bureau Veritas for sponsoring the session, Mr Seah and Mr Goh for taking time off from their busy schedules to speak and to all participants for making this event a success.

Organisations interested in the Aerospace Certification Enhancement Scheme (ACES), which defrays up to 35% (capped at S$25,000) of your consultancy fee and certification cost for adopting AS certification, may contact the AAIS at admin@aais.org.sg.

To download the presentation slide, please click Presentation Slides: Introduction to AS9100 series quality management system and certification process

Aviation Open House 2013 – 25 to 27 July 2013

The AAIS was present at the Aviation Open House (AOH) 2013 and this will mark the third time that the AAIS has been invited by the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore to be involved in this event. The AOH was held at Max Atria, Singapore Expo from 25 to 27 July 2013.

The theme for AOH 2013 was “Discover the Heart of Aviation” and the event aimed to bring the aviation industry together to reach out to our youths. AOH showcased  many facets of the Singapore aviation industry, detailing the events and technology which makes Singapore a vibrant, connected and leading aviation hub of choice.

Highlights of the event included the Central Showcase (which feature the six aviation sector profiles), aviation recruitment fair, simulator displays and interactive games, such as radio-controlled helicopters.

The
event saw more than 45 aviation-related organisations, institutions of higher learning (IHLs) and trade associations
participating as exhibitors and more than 5,000 visitors visited AOH 2013.

The AAIS is honoured to be a part of AOH 2013, as engaging the Next Generation have been one of the important aspect for the future of the aerospace industry in Singapore.

Annual Aerospace Human Resource Forum - 5 July 2013

The Annual Aerospace Human Resource Forum took place on 5 July 2013. This forum was organised as part of the AAIS's efforts in continuing the Next Generation Aviation Professionals (NGAP) initiative by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

Cheryl Liew-Chng, CEO,  LifeWorkz Pte Ltd presented on thought-provoking topics such as, “The Ideal Employee for the 20th Century vs the Ideal Employee for the 21st Century” and “Enablers and Blockers to Women Entering the Industry”. The attendees were encouraged to engage in active discussions throughout the session.

Cheryl also shared that organisations must rethink their human resource management strategies in order to stay competitive in the war for talents especially in the face of shifting demographics.

More than 40 attendees from various Aerospace Companies were present at the event.

The AAIS would like to thank all participants and Cheryl Liew-Chng for making the Annual Aerospace Human Resource Forum a successful event.

JEC Asia 2013 – 25 to 27 June 2013

The AAIS supported JEC Asia 2013 at Suntec Singapore. The AAIS fronted the Singapore Pavilion which comprised 11 local companies that displayed their products and services.

This time, we were also given the opportunity to present about the Singapore aerospace industry at the Aeronautics Conference, which is part of the Innovative Composites Summit (I.C.S). Thomas Kennedy, Interim Chief Executive shared about the growth of the Singapore aerospace industry and the role that the Association plays in this area.

I.C.S held at JEC Asia 2013 is the only summit in the Asia-Pacific region that gathers the widest range of technical papers, composites experts and qualified industry delegates in one single event. The Summit is part of the JEC global forum where business intelligence and technical content is showcased to promote the use of composite solutions around the world.

AAIS Annual Bowling Tournament 2013 – 15 June 2013

The AAIS Annual Bowling Tournament was held at Orchid Bowl @ Orchid Country Club. The tournament attracted a total of 32 teams from 19 organisations.

Results:

Team Score
Team Champion SIAEC 1 2113
1st Runner-up ST Aero 1 2066
2nd Runner-up ST Aero 3 1924

  Name Score
Best Individual (Male) P Samugam (SIAEC 1) 606
Best Individual (Female) Ramona (HSUNPAC 2) 510

  
Kenny Lee, from team SIAEC 1, with a score of 234, won the Highest Game Score Prize (Male), while Ramona from team HSUNPAC 2, with a score of 179 won the Highest Game Score Prize (Female).

The AAIS would like to express our appreciation to Windsor Airmotive Asia for being one of our sponsors. A big thank you to all participants and supporters for their enthusiastic involvement in this annual event.

Click here for the full bowling tournament results.
 

Click here to view photos of the event.

Innovation Culture and Change Management in Engineering Organisations – 31 May 2013

The AAIS in collaboration with Organisational Development Concepts (ODC), organised a successful seminar titled, “Innovation Culture and Change Management in Engineering Organisations” for the aerospace industry. Some of the organisations who were present included, Singapore Aero Engine Services Pte Ltd, Wah Son Engineering, and Singapore Institute of Technology.

Guest Lecturer Professor Stephen Armstrong, an award winning professional engineer from the University of Toronto, covered macro-business environment and how innovations are leading industry transformation. Professor Armstrong used examples and case studies from engineering organisations. There was also a discussion on how to overcome resistance to change, and how the management of the innovation process can be improved further.

The seminar served as a platform for aerospace companies to have a better understanding of how innovation can be managed to become a possible competitive advantage for their organisations.

The AAIS is proud to be the organiser of this event. We would also like to thank all participants, ODC, and Professor Armstrong for their presence and participation.

AAIS Networking Event @ Seletar Country Club – 28 May 2013

AAIS Members and industry friends were treated to a wonderful evening under the stars at the AAIS Networking Event @ Seletar Country Club on 28 May 2013. Seletar provided the perfect setting for attendees to network and socialise throughout the evening. 

Guests were warmly greeted and welcomed by Thomas Kennedy, Interim Chief Executive of AAIS, and Anthony Leong, General Manager, Seletar Country Club. Accompanied by good food and wine, attendees mingled with each other, and the evening drew to a close with a Lucky Draw Session. Three lucky guests walked away with gifts sponsored by Seletar Country Club and Profiters International. 

More than 60 attendees turned up for this spectacular event. Attendees from various aerospace companies who were present included Rolls-Royce Singapore, Liebherr-Singapore, and NORDAM Singapore.

The AAIS would like to thank Seletar Country Club and Profiters International for their generous support towards making the AAIS Networking Event @ Seletar Country Club a success. 

                                           

Strategic Foresight via Scenario Planning: A Preview for Senior & Middle Management - Friday, 17 May 2013

The AAIS organised the “Strategic Foresight via Scenario Planning: A Preview for Senior & Middle Management” on 17 May 2013 at the AAIS AeroHub.

This sharing session was introduced due to the recent world events which have challenged us to anticipate changes in the international business and government landscapes for competitive edge. The session touched on key points, such as the roles of the Government, SMEs and MNCs in Strategic Foresight, as well as the demonstrations of the Technique in Action.

The session was delivered by Eapen George and Wilson Fyffe. Eapen is a Consulting Strategist with over 30 years of experience in strategic and enterprise consulting, and Wilson, a Consulting Futurist with a deep rooted background in Corporate Planning.

The AAIS would like to thank all the participants for taking time off their busy schedules to attend the sharing session, as well as the speakers for sharing on their expertise.

20% Productivity Improvements in 2 Months – 9 May 2013

The AAIS invited AGI – Goldratt Institute to share about “20% Productivity Improvements in 2 Months” at the AAIS AeroHub. About 15 attendees from various aerospace organisations were present at the session. These included Rolls-Royce Singapore Pte Ltd, ST Aerospace Engineering Pte Ltd and Flight Data Services from the United Kingdom. 

Dr Eric DeSmet, President, Avraham Goldratt Institute gave a presentation on improving 20% productivity in 2 months. He touched on several key points such as introducing the TOC Operational Model to improve system's performance and how the operational model can help to deliver sustainable bottom-line improvements.

Throughout the session, participants were given the opportunity to interact with Dr DeSmet. The session ended with a short networking session where participants mingled.

The AAIS would like to thank Dr DeSmet for taking time off his busy schedule to be here with us and also AGI – Goldratt Institute for their kind support towards the event.

AeroBusiness Mission to Malaysia (Iskandar) - 12 April 2013

The AAIS organised an AeroBusiness Mission trip to Malaysia (Iskandar) and it was well-received by more than 30 participants from the aerospace industry.

The participants visited Malaysia's Nusajaya region which comprises Legoland, Kota Iskandar, Medini, Educity, Indoor Theme Park Pinewoods, Puteri Harbour and Iconic Development Surrounding.

Yeap Kok Peng, Vice President, Marketing & Investment, Iskandar Regional Development Authority gave an insightful presentation of the region's recent developments and progress. Hariss Abdullah, Assistant General Manager, Commercial, Senai Airport Terminal Services Sdn. Bhd. shared about Senai Airport Aviation Park's development.

The participants also visited two aerospace companies - Aerospace Partners Engineering Sdn. Bhd. and C&A Aviation Sdn. Bhd.

We would like to thank Iskandar Regional Development Authority and Senai Airport Terminal Services Sdn. Bhd. for their support and all participants in making this Mission a success.

AAIS Annual Futsal Tournament 2013 - 23 March 2013

The AAIS kicked-off its 3rd Futsal Tournament on 23 March 2013 at Sports Planet East Coast. This year saw a total of 17 teams from 13 aerosapce companies competing for the coveted challenge trophy.

Results:

Congratulations to all winners!

Team Champion

SAESL
(Singapore Aero Engine Services Pte Ltd)

Team 1st Runner-Up

UTAS (GASCA)
(UTC Aerospace Systems - Goodrich Aerostructures Services Center Asia)

Team 2nd Runner-Up

Thales FC
(Thales Solutions Asia Pte Ltd)

Most Valuable Player

Muhammad Khidhir Bin Saemon
Thales FC - Thales Solutions Asia Pte Ltd


Kudos to all participants for a game well played!

Click here for the full results!
Click
here to view photos of the event.

Taking Your ROI to the Next Level with the Latest Aerospace Technology – 5 March 2013

The AAIS held this workshop – ‘Taking Your ROI to the Next Level with the Latest Aerospace Technology’ at Crown Plaza, Changi Airport. 

Frank McLoughlin, Director, Solution Engineers-SEA, Epicor Software Corporation discussed about automating the compliance process and meeting the ISO9001 requirements. He also spoke about managing bids, cost control on projects, and how to improve lead times and reduce waste with lean methodologies. 

The AAIS would like to thank Epicor Software Corporation for sponsoring the event.  
 

“Doing Business with New Zealand” Sharing Session – 25 January 2013

The AAIS and New Zealand Trade & Enterprise (NZTE) co-organised the “Doing Business with New Zealand’s Aerospace Industry” sharing session on 25 January 2013. The event – an AeroOutreach initiative – was held at the AAIS AeroHub.

John Nicholson, Chief Executive, Aviation New Zealand – the session’s featured speaker – shared about New Zealand’s internationally competitive aviation capabilities. He focused on the unique skills that complement Singapore’s aviation capabilities and how both countries’ aviation industries can work together to attain mutual benefits.

About 20 attendees from various aerospace organisations were present at the sharing session.

"New Zealand companies are open for collaborations and can provide prompt delivery on tooling, fabrication, calibration, training, aircraft component supply like component wire hardness, airport infrastructure etc."

For more information, please contact Jerard Lim from NZTE at jerard.lim@nzte.govt.nz or +65 6572 4367. 

Management of Innovation Sharing Session - 25 January 2013

The Management of Innovation Sharing Session was organised by the AAIS, in collaboration with our partner, Organisational Development Concepts (ODC).

The event saw about 20 senior aerospace professionals, as well as representatives from the Employment and Employability Institute (e2i), participating in an interactive video conference at the AAIS AeroHub.

The two-hour session led by Professor Stephen C. Armstrong (from the US) was aimed at gaining feedback from companies on the “Management of Innovation” training programme which will be rolled out in the months to come. It also provided an interesting platform for participants to exchange insights.

Organisations interested to find out more about the course can email to training@aais.org.sg.

Find out more about the training programme at www.aais.org.sg/management_of_innovation.

Don't be grief STRICKEN: Top causes of workplace accidents in the Aero Industry - 24 January 2013

In line with the AAIS’s Year of AeroSafety, the AAIS organised a safety talk – ‘Don’t be grief STRICKEN: Top causes of workplace injury in the Aero Industry’ on 24 January 2013.

At the session, Vincent Lee, WSH Inspector, Ministry of Manpower shared about the Common Hazards in the Aero Industry. From the Workplace Safety and Health Council (WSHC), Emily Ng and Alex Quek presented the various schemes companies can tap on to improve workplace safety and health. Eady Ng from the Singapore Business Federation spoke on ‘Resilience – the winning formulae for your organisation’.

 

The AAIS would like to thank all speakers for taking time off their busy schedules to be present at this Sharing Session, and also the WSHC for their support.

AeroRoad Relay 2012 - 1 December 2012

In celebration of International Civil Aviation Day, the inaugural AeroRoad Relay (ARR) 2012 was organised. Supported by Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) and Temasek Polytechnic (TP), the event aimed to promote the cohesiveness of the aerospace industry and its stakeholders. As such, the public and youth were invited to be part of this adrenaline-pumping event. A total of 200 people were present for a fun-filled morning at the ARR. Great enthusiasm and teamwork were displayed in the competitive team baton relay - Flight!, where teams try to outrun one another at their best. In Glide! - Individual leisure run/walk, Gliders had great fun with their families and friends.

We would like to thank our Official Footwear Sponsor - Saucony, for the lucky draw prizes and vouchers.

Congratulations to all winners of ARR 2012!
Results for Flight! Industry & Open

Position Team Name Company Name Timing
1st Sprint - 777 SIA Engineering Company 14:27
2nd HoneyComb - 71 Singapore Jamco Pte Ltd 15:28
3rd Messier A330 Messier Services Asia Pte Ltd 15:43

Results for Flight! Student

Position Team Name Institution Name Timing
1st Stipa Caproni - 932 Ngee Ann Polytechnic 14:14
2nd Dart - 787 Ngee Ann Polytechnic 14:27
3rd AEL U1205 Temasek Polytechnic 16:04
Results for Glide! Male

Position Name Timing
1st Too Heng Kwang 21:30
2nd Muhd Munir 23:09
3rd Mohd Hidzir 23:25

Results for Glide! Female

Position Name Timing
1st Adeline Leong 27:17
2nd Goh Shun Min 28:01
3rd Sharon Yeung 28:05

AeroSupply Chain Roundtable Discussion & Feedback Session – 22 November 2012

The AAIS held the “AeroSupply Chain Roundtable Discussion & Feedback Session” at A*STAR SIMTech on 22 November 2012.

Discussions focused on the technical and business challenges organisations are likely to face in the next five years and how these challenges can be addressed. Participants were divided into two groups to brainstorm on possible strategies.

The session concluded with an engaging discussion between the two groups and many creative strategies being proposed.

The AAIS would like to thank A*STAR SIMTech for co-organisng and facilitating the Roundtable Discussion Session with us.

Industry Networking Evening – 20 November 2012

The AAIS organised an Industry Networking Evening on 20 November 2012. The event was held at Capri by Fraser Hotel Residences.

Guests were treated to wine tasting, as well as a tour of Capri, which is the official hotel of the AeroSpace eXchange (ASX) 2013. Dr Aloysious Tay, Chief Executive, AAIS, gave updates on the ASX which takes place at Singapore Expo Hall 6 from 27 February to 1 March 2013.

The AAIS would like to thank Capri for availing the venue and F&B to us, as well as Profiters International for providing the wines.

K|O|P|I Talk – 20 November 2012

For the 2nd run of “K|O|P|I Talk - Government Assistance Schemes for SMEs”, we were glad to have 10 SMEs, some from the aerospace industry, present at this session.
 
The Talk concluded with short one-to-one sessions with each SME, who wished to learn more about the schemes they were interested in applying for. These ranged from grants and tax related queries to incentives for venturing overseas
.  

Doing Business with the Netherland’s” Roundtable Breakfast Talk – 2 November 2012

The AAIS and Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency (NFIA) co-organised the breakfast talk, “Doing Business with the Netherland’s Aerospace Industry” on 2 November 2012. The event – an AeroOutreach initiative – was held at at Crowne Plaza Hotel.

Karin Rancuret, Area Director, NFIA South East Asia, gave an introduction of the Netherlands as a Gateway to Europe, while Susan van Boxtel, Advisor, Netherlands Office for Science and Technology, shared about the aerospace industry in the Netherlands. Coen Alleman, VTOC “Fokker”, was present to introduce his training institution, and Yvette Gorter, Voskamplawyers, explained in detail the tax considerations for companies who wish to invest or do business in the Netherlands.

About 40 attendees from various aerospace organisations were present at this breakfast talk.

The AAIS would like to thank NFIA for sponsoring the event.

Training Highly-Skilled Technicians for the local industry -
1 November 2012

 

Attendees from the industry participated in this the two-hour sharing session at the AAIS AeroHub, to hear about the modular courses being offered by the AAIS, in collaboration with VTOC “Fokker”. The courses are aimed at training maintenance technicians come 2013.

Mr John Vos, Training Manager, VTOC “Fokker” shared on its courses customised to suit the needs of Singapore’s aerospace industry. The session provided an insight to what the modular courses would entail, as well as how organisations and employees could benefit from them. There was active participation and interaction between the attendees and the speaker throughout the session.


VTOC "Fokker" has its origins in the illustrious Fokker company school, and has in the meantime grown to become a cutting-edge training centre for aircraft maintenance mechanics and technicians. VTOC "Fokker" services include EASA accredited and certified training according to Part 147/66 licensing conditions.

Organisations interested to find out more about the course which will be rolled out in the coming months should contact Jen Ng at
training@aais.org.sg or 6922 1788.

K|O|P|I Talk – 30 October 2012

As part of the AAIS’s aim of reaching out to the business community at large, this K|O|P|I Talk focused on general government assistance schemes available for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Singapore.

We were delighted to have more than 20 business owners at the session, many of whom were new to the Association. An array of more than 10 government assistance schemes was shared.

The Talk ended with an interactive Q&A session with companies seeking in-depth information of various tax deduction schemes.  

“Staying Ahead with Aerospace Certification” Sharing Session – 17 October 2012

The AAIS and Bureau Veritas co-organised the “Staying Ahead with Aerospace Certification” sharing session on 17 October 2012. Mak Heng Chwin, Business Development Manager, Bureau Veritas, shared on the Aerospace Quality Management System and the AS91xx certification journey.

Patrick Keily, Global Certification Programme Manager, Rolls-Royce plc UK, was present to share on Rolls-Royce’s own AS9100 certification journey.

About 30 attendees from various aerospace organisations were present at the session.

The AAIS would like to thank Bureau Veritas Certification for their kind support in co-organising the session with us.

Organisations interested in organising similar events may contact the AAIS at events@aais.org.sg.

Organisations interested in the Aerospace Certification Enhancement Scheme (ACES), which defrays up to 35% (capped at S$25,000) of your consultancy fee and certification cost for adopting AS certification, may contact Elynn Tan at 6922 1783 or elynn@aais.org.sg.  

K|O|P|I Talk - 9 October 2012

The AAIS invited experts from the Singapore National Employers Federation (SNEF) to this K|O|P|I Talk session, to share with participants current health trends affecting the workplaces. Topics included the common influenza, different types of cancer and HIV/AIDS.

Creative suggestions were also proposed by SNEF on how organisations can tackle these health issues in the workplace.

The Talk concluded with SNEF encouraging companies to take advantage of the Workplace Health Promotion grant offered by the Health Promotion Board (HPB). The grant helps to defray the cost of setting up health and healthy programmes in the workplace.

Singapore AeroIndustry Annual Meeting 2012 &
10th AAIS AGM – 17 September 2012

The AAIS launched its theme for the work year 2012 / 2013 – Year of AeroSafety at the Singapore AeroIndustry Annual Meeting (AIAM) 2012 on 17 September. Held at the Singapore Aviation Academy, the event was graced by Guest-of-Honour, Mrs Josephine Teo, Minister of State for Finance and Transport.

Themed “
Safety • Quality • Me”, AIAM 2012 included a conference to enhance the awareness that Safety and Quality is the responsibility of not just the organisation, but of the individual as well. The event also included a Safety showcase and an Industry Dialogue with Mrs Teo, where she addressed concerns on how Singapore can stay competitive as a leader in aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul in the region, amongst other issues.

At the event, Mrs Teo presented Certificates of Appointment to members of the Aerospace Safety Steering Committee – an AAIS initiative formed in line with the Association’s focus on AeroSafety.

 

The event also saw the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the AAIS and the NDT Society of Singapore (NDTSS). The MOU will see both parties providing technical advice and support to the Singapore National Aerospace NDT Board (SNANDTB), including updates on new standards, developments and requirements.

 

The establishment of the SNANDTB is an initiative by the AAIS. The Board will assist in the professionalisation of aerospace NDT personnel and the harmonisation of overall NDT standards in the industry. A Pro-Tem Board comprising senior management and NDT professionals from the aerospace industry has been set up to establish the Board. Mrs Teo presented Certificates of Appointment to the members of the Pro-Tem Board at the event.

 

Attended by some 130 professionals, AIAM 2012 also incorporated the 10th Annual General Meeting where new members were presented with their membership certificates.  

 

The AAIS would like to thank all members and participants for their support, as well as the following organisations for their kind sponsorships towards the event:


Main Sponsor: Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore
Gold Sponsors: Singapore Aero Engine Services Pte Ltd (SAESL) and ST Aerospace Ltd

 
MINDEF Career Summit 2012 - 12 September 2012

The MINDEF Career Summit is a bi-annual event that serves as a platform for potential employers to connect with transitioning SAF servicemen and women, by providing them with information on job opportunities available after they leave the force. Aerospace vacancies were also available, with companies on site to conduct interviews with the SAF personnel.
 
Approximately 200 attendees from the Army, Air Force and Navy, were present at the event held at Swissotel Merchant Court.

The AAIS is proud to work with the SAF to provide an additional recruitment platform for AAIS Member Companies. If your organisation is interested to participate in similar career fairs, please contact Jen Ng at jen@aais.org.sg. 
K|O|P|I Talk - 11 September 2012

The theme for this K|O|P|I Talk centred around enhancing Safety and Quality in organisations with the use of government assistance schemes.

Details of the following schemes were shared at the session:

- Aerospace Certification Enhancement Scheme
- Risk Management Assistant Fund
- Business Continuity Management Funding
- Place and Train Programme for Aerospace Technicians
- Master Technicians for Aerospace

The National Aerospace & Defense Contractors Accreditation Programme (Nadcap), which is administered by the Performance Review Institute (PRI), was also introduced to the participants. The AAIS is the representative of PRI in Singapore.

The Talk concluded with an interesting Q&A session.

Breakfast Talk - Strategies for Productivity Improvement to Achieve Operational Excellence -
30 August 2012

The AAIS held a Breakfast Talk at A*Star on 30 August 2012. Focusing on the Aerospace Productivity Management (AProM) programme, Dr Roland Lim, A*Star, imparted Strategies for Productivity Improvement to Achieve Operational Excellence. Toh Ming Hon, also from A*Star, shared about a Company’’s Productivity Improvement Journey. Attendees also heard from Sam Luo, WDA, who provided details on various Funding Schemes.

The Breakfast Talk concluded with a tour to the Manufacturing Productivity Technology Centre (MPTC) and the National RFID Centre (NRC). About 40 attendees from various aerospace organisations were present at the session.


The AAIS would like to thank A*Star and WDA for their kind support in co-hosting the Breakfast Talk with us.

Organisations who are interested in the AProM programme may contact Carmen Beh at 6922 1781 or carmen@aais.org.sg.

Hosting of delegates from Japan - 23 August 2012

Visiting Singapore was a delegation of about 15, which included key member officials from the Nagoya City Assembly, Japan.  The delegation was headed by Chairperson of the Assembly, Mr Nakagawa Takamoto. Sercretary-Generals, Mr Fujita Kazuhide, Ms Baba Noriko, Mr Saito Makoto and Mr Hotta Taiki were also present.

The AAIS Chief Executive, Dr Aloysius Tay presented an overview of the local aerospace industry prior to two site visits in Loyang. A plant tour was included by Combustor Airmotive Services and Panasonic Avionics Corporation, who graciously hosted and welcomed the delegates.

AAIS 3-0n-3 Basketball 2012 - 18 August 2012

The AAIS held its second 3-On-3 Basketball Tournament on 18 August 2012 at Bedok Community Centre. The tournament received good response with a total of 18 male and two female teams from 11 aerospace organisations. 

The winners:

Male Team Champion Lufthansa
1st Runner-Up (Team) CAS Team 1
2nd Runner-Up (Team) SAESL
   
Female Team Champion SATAIR
   
Most Valuable Male Player

Thomas Klemm
(Lufthansa)

Most Valuable Female Player Hazel Tang
(SATAIR)


Congratulations to all winners, and to all participants for a game well played!

Click here for the full results!

Click here to view photos of the event.
K|O|P|I Talk - 7 August 2012

The theme for this session was "Productivity Through Technology Adoption", and it was attended by 20 participants from 17 organisations. Five government assistance schemes that will help organisations enhance productivity in their workplaces via the adoption of technology were shared.

They were:
  1. Increase SME Productivity with Infocomm Adoption & Transformation (from Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore)
  2. Technology Innovation Programme (from SPRING Singapore)
  3. Aviation Innovation Programme (from Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore)
  4. Inclusive Growth Programme (from Employment and Employability Institute)
  5. Productivity and Innovation Credit (from Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore)
SAF e-PREP Roadshow - Career & Education Fair - 3 August 2012

The SAF e-PREP Roadshow - Career & Education Fair is a quarterly, full-day event that brings together jobseekers and potential employers. The event also provides an opportunity for course-seekers to find out more about the education and training opportunities available for NSFs who are due to complete their full-time National Service. 

With an average turnout rate of 1,600 NSFs, employers and educational institutions are able to reach out to this prospective pool of people. 

The AAIS is proud to work with the SAF to provide an additional recruitment platform for AAIS Member Companies. If your organisation is interested to participate in similar career fairs, please contact Jen Ng at jen@aais.org.sg

Aerospace Human Resource Forum - 27 July 2012

On 27 July 2012, the AAIS collaborated with Human Capital Singapore to organise the Aerospace Human Resource Forum. Using a social learning platform known as the Communities of Practice (CoP), the session brought together HR Professionals and people managers from the Aerospace Industry to share their perspectives on attracting and retaining talent.

The session, facilitated by William Chew from Human Capital Singapore, provided a platform for participants to share opinions and ideas, as well as formulate new approaches to better manage talent.

The AAIS would like to thank the Forum’s sponsor, Quest People Services, for their kind support to the event.

The AAIS will be organising the ASX 2013 Leadership Forum from 28 February to 1 March 2013. The 2-day forum will discuss the roles of the industry and its regulators in today’s economic environment, and address the challenges of engaging the Next Generation Aviation Professional. For more information, click here.
AAIS AeroCEO Breakfast Meeting with CAAi - 27 July 2012

The AAIS held its AeroCEO Breakfast Meeting with Civil Aviation Authority International (CAAi) on Friday, 27 July 2012 at Changi Village Hotel. From CAAi, Richard Ward, Chief Operating Officer, and Matthew Margesson, Senior Business Manager, were in Singapore from the UK to share their insights on aviation safety.

The 20 AAIS members who attended this informal session had the opportunity to dialogue with CAAi and hear about their “Significant Seven Safety Concerns” – the most significant worldwide accident types involving large airliners.
Hillgrove Secondary School’s Careers Day – 6 July 2012

The AAIS was introduced to Hillgrove Secondary School and was invited to have a presence in the Careers Day on 6 July 2012. The purpose of the school in having a booth display is to help its students to get information on “the next step” if they become interested after the aerospace talk by the industry speakers.

An estimated 1,000 students from Secondary 2 to 5 returned to the school during their term break to visit the booths and attend the various course talks by the different industry speakers. 

Along with Singapore Youth Flying Club (SYFC) and Singapore Polytechnic’s Diploma in Aerospace Engineering, the AAIS was onsite to provide information on the available courses in Singapore and the potential job prospects within the aerospace industry, complete with first hand guidance and advice. The AeroCareer Guide 2012/13 was also distributed to both students and teachers.

Inaugural K|O|P|I Talk - 3 July 2012

The AAIS held its inaugural K|O|P|I Talk on 3 July 2012. Dr Aloysius Tay, Chief Executive, AAIS, gave an introductory note and shared that K|O|P|I Talk – an acronym for “Keeping Organisations and Professionals Informed” – was a new initiative meant to focus on government assistance schemes and funding programmes. The session focused on “Developing Capabilities Through Innovation”, where information on seven government schemes and programmes were shared. The DesignSingapore Council was also present to share with participants during the networking session.
 
Talk on Competition Law & the Aerospace Industry - 28 June 2012
The AAIS organised a talk with the Competition Commission of Singapore
on 28 June 2012, at the AAIS AeroHub. Herbert Fung, Director, Business & Economics Division, gave an update on the Competition Law and how it affected the aerospace industry. Almost 30 AAIS Members attended the talk, which included an engaging Q&A session.
Laser Cladding for MRO: Equipment Required and Applications - 25 June 2012
In partnership with TRUMPF Pte Ltd, the AAIS organised a talk on
"Laser Cladding for Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul: Equipment Required and Applications" on 25 June 2012. Dr Antonio Candel-Ruiz of TRUMPF Laser- und Systemtechnik (Germany) was present to share his knowledge on Laser Surface Treatments.

The session, which focused on industrial applications of laser cladding in MRO and the equipment required, was attended by more than 20 people.
JEC Asia Composites Show & Conferences - 26 to 28 June 2012

The AAIS supported the JEC Asia Composites Show & Conferences that took place in Suntec Singapore from 26 – 28 June 2012. The opening ceremony was graced by YABhg Tun Dr Mahathir bin Mohamad, the former Prime Minister of Malaysia as the Guest-of-Honour.

The AAIS fronted the Singapore Pavilion which comprised 9 local companies that showcased their products and services. Within this Singapore Pavilion, more than 300 business contacts were established over the 3-day event, with exhibitors reporting potential sales of over S$2 million within the next 12 months.


AAIS Annual Bowling Tournament 2012 - 16 June 2012

The AAIS held its 8th Annual Bowling Tournament at SAFRA Tampines on 16 June 2012. The highly anticipated tournament saw 44 teams from 22 organisations competing for the coveted challenge trophy.

Results:

 

Team

Score

Team Champion

Mega Ark (SIA Group)

2313

1st Runner – Up

SIAEC 1

2160

2nd Runner – Up

SAESL Team 1

2131

 

 

Name

Score

Best Male Individual

Azhar Yusup

(Hamilton Sundstrand - Hsunpac 1)

632
(Highest Single Game Score: 256 )

Best Female Individual

Susan Soon

(SIA Group - Mega Ark)

497


The tournament saw its first ever tie for the Best Male Individual with Azhar Yusup and Gino Lee both achieving a high score of 632 pins. Mr Yusup had a higher single game score (256 pins) than Mr Lee (235 pins) and hence, walked away with the Best Male Individual Prize and as well as the Highest Game Score Prize.

The AAIS would like to express our appreciation to Aerospace Component Engineering Services Pte Ltd and Windsor Airmotive Asia Pte Ltd for their generous sponsorships to the event. We would also like to thank all participants for making this tournament a success.

Click here for the full bowling tournament results.

Click here to view photos of the event.


AAIS AeroProductivity Conference 2012 - 5 June 2012

The AAIS organised the AeroProductivity Conference at the Singapore Expo on 5 June 2012. This was held in line with the AAIS's theme for 2011/2012 - "AeroProductivity - it's everyone's business". The event commenced with a keynote presentation by Low Choo Tuck from the Singapore Productivity Association, who spoke on "Sustaining Enterprise Productivity - the Challenges Ahead".

The conference focused on improving the productivity of organisations with the help of technology, process and capabilities upgrading and better use of human capital. Support schemes related to productivity were also introduced by speakers from various government agencies. About 70 attendees participated in the event.

The AAIS would like to thank the event's Gold Sponsors: Fuji Xerox Singapore and
TÜV SÜD PSB Pte Ltd, as well as the Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA) for their kind support.

Nadcap Sharing Session - 30 May 2012

In partnership with Performance Review Institute (PRI), the AAIS conducted the Nadcap Sharing Session on 30 May 2012. The two-hour session saw Mr Joseph G. Pinto, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of PRI, introduce and share current updates on Nadcap Training Programmes and Nadcap Audit to the attendees allowing attendees to better understand Nadcap accreditation and its benefits.

Attendees from various aerospace organisations that hold quality related functions benefitted from the face-to-face interaction with Mr Pinto. Some of these organisations included SAESL, Windsor Airmotive Pte Ltd, and Singapore Epson Industrial Pte Ltd.


In collaboration with PRI, the AAIS conducts Nadcap training courses to better serve the needs of the aerospace industry in Singapore.

For a list of upcoming Nadcap training programmes conducted in Singapore, kindly visit
www.aais.org.sg/nadcap_training_workshops

Organisations interested to find out more about Nadcap training programmes can
contact Samuel Seah at 6922 1788 or samuel@aais.org.sg.


Job Fair for Aerospace & Aviation Industry – 22 May 2012
 
The AAIS was one of the supporting organisations at e2i’s Job Fair for the Aerospace & Aviation Industry held on 22 May 2012, at Pasir Ris Sports and Recreation Centre. There were more than 300 jobseekers who attended the job fair.
 
Aerospace companies that were recruiting included International Engine Component Overhaul (IECO), Pratt & Whitney, Rolls-Royce Singapore, Singapore Aero Engine Services (SAESL), Singapore Jamco and ST Aerospace, with vacancies for aircraft technicians, machinists, welders and general technicians available.
 
The AAIS is proud to be a supporter of e2i’s Job Fair and we look forward to working with e2i at the AeroCareer Central at the AAIS’ AeroSpace eXchange (ASX) 2013 from 27 February to 1 March 2013. This will be held at Singapore Expo Hall 6. 
 
Aerospace companies that are interested to be part of the AeroCareer Central can contact the AAIS at careers@aais.org.sg. 
PYSS’ Education and Career Seminar – 15 May 2012
The AAIS was invited by Ping Yi Secondary School to participate in their 3rd Education and Career Seminar on 15 May 2012. This seminar was specially organised for their Secondary 4 students to find out more about the potential education and career opportunities available upon their graduation. 

An estimated 267 students visited the exhibition booths and attended the various course talks by the polytechnics and private institutions. 

The AAIS was the only industry association onsite to provide information on the available courses in Singapore and the potential job prospects within the aerospace industry, complete with first hand guidance and advice. The AeroCareer Guide 2012/13 was also distributed to both students and teachers. 

The AAIS would like to thank Ping Yi Secondary School for inviting us to be a part of their Education and Career Seminar.

The AAIS Extraordinary General Meeting - 3 May 2012

The AAIS held its Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) on 3 May 2012, to elect a new 2nd Vice-President. The position was left vacant by Mr Gary Nutter, who left Singapore Aero Engine Services Pte Ltd (SAESL) and moved to his new posting in Norway to head the Rolls-Royce Marine Division. The AAIS General Assembly elected Tin Ho, Operations Director - Assembly and Test Unit, Rolls-Royce Singapore Pte Ltd, to the post in the AAIS Management Committee for the current term of office.

First H|O|S|T Session at Tri-Wing Aviation Resources P/L - 20 April 2012

The AAIS held its first H|O|S|T Session at Tri-Wing’s new office at Business Aviation Complex, Seletar Aerospace Park on 20 April 2012.

H|O|S|T is a brand new initiative by the AAIS for organisations who want to stay connected with fellow members  within the aerospace community. As the name suggests, H|O|S|T sessions are proudly hosted by organisations, for organisations.

A total of 62 guests made up of AAIS Members and Tri-Wing’s business contacts attended this event to network, relax and reconnect over good food and wine.

Apart from being a platform for invited guests to catch up with old acquaintances and make new contacts, the event celebrated Tri-Wing’s housewarming, and also commemorated 120 years of aviation experience (together with Tri-Wing’s partners). There was an introduction of special guests from the USA to the local community.

The event lasted well into the evening with light conversation and it came to a close with 2 guests walking away with aircraft models of the A380 with airline livery, which they won during the lucky draw sessions.

The AAIS would like to thank Tri-Wing for co-hosting its first H|O|S|T Session with us. 

AAIS Members who are interested to host future H|O|S|T Sessions are welcome to email us at admin@aais.org.sg.


Aerospace Certification Sharing Session - 19 April 2012

The AAIS conducted its Aerospace Certification sharing session on 19 April 2012. The session commenced with updates on recent developments of the aerospace industry in Singapore, followed by an introduction to aerospace certification such as AS and Nadcap. Attendees were also briefed on the various AAIS AeroBusiness Missions & Exhibitions. 

15 people from various organisations attended the session. 

If you would like to find out more about how you can upgrade your aerospace capabilities, contact the AAIS at certification@aais.org.sg.

AAIS-CAAS Industry Dialogue - 3 April 2012
The AAIS and CAAS co-organised an industry dialogue on 3 April, 2012, at the Singapore Aviation Academy (SAA). About 50 AAIS members and partners were present at the session, where CAAS gave an update on their various initiatives.

A Panel Q&A session with CAAS comprising Daniel Ng, Division Head of the Aviation Industry Division, Alan Foo, Director of Safety Policy & Licensing Division, and Edward Yeo, Head of Continuing Airworthiness of the Airworthiness & Flight Operations Division.

Following the Panel session, participants were given a tour of the Air Traffic Control and Airport Emergency Services
Simulators at the SAA. The event concluded with a networking session.

The AAIS would like to thank CAAS for their kind support to the event.
AAIS Futsal Tournament 2012 - 24 March 2012
The AAIS kicked-off its second Futsal Tournament on March 24, 2012, at Sports Planet East Coast. From just 12 teams participating in the inaugural tournament in 2011, this year’s tournament received very good response, with a total of 20 teams from 14 aerospace companies competing for the coveted challenge trophy.

Players were in top form that day and after almost five hours of nail-biting, adrenalin-pumping competition, the following emerged as winners:


Champion Team Barnes Aerospace 1
1st Runner-Up ESA Team A
2nd Runner-Up Embraer Asia Pacific
Most Valuable Player Kamaruddin Rahmat (Barnes Aerospace 1)
Top Scorers Muhd Firman (SAESL)
Md Sukor Bin Salehan (ESA Team B)
Saemon Muhammad-Khidhir (Thales 2)
Wei Tong (Goodrich Rovers)
Spencer Lee (Barnes Aerospace 1)
Kesunanthen A/L Radhakrishnan (Barnes Aerospace 1)


Congratulations to all winners, and to all participants for a game well played!

Click here for the full results!

Click here to view photos of the event.

AeroCareer Pavilion @ Career 2012 - 1 to 4 March 2012
The AAIS represented the industry with the AeroCareer Pavilion for the 7th year at Career 2012, held at the Suntec Convention Centre. A record of 2,000 copies of the latest edition of AeroCareer Guide 2012/13 were distributed at the exhibition.

Over 50 vacancies from AAIS Member Companies were featured under the special Aerospace Vacancy Section. Jobseekers
were encouraged to submit their resumes to these companies and register for an account on www.AeroCareer.SG -- the career portal of the AAIS. The portal saw a total of almost 100 jobseekers and students registering for new user accounts during the 4-day event.
Aerospace Industry Induction Programme (AIIP) 2012 - 17 February 2012
The Aerospace Industry Induction Programme (AIIP) is a bi-annual event organised by the AAIS, CAAS and EDB to enhance student engagement, excite students on the prospects of the Aerospace Industry, with the aim of attracting them to join the industry. A visit to the Singapore Airshow is one of the highlights of the AIIP.

A total of 600 students from 13 institutions (Ang Mo Kio Secondary, Anderson JC, Catholic JC, Innova JC, Pioneer JC, Serangoon JC, ITE Yishun, Ngee Ann Poly, Nanyang Poly, Singapore Poly, Temasek Poly, NTU and NUS) attended the AIIP and
were bussed from Tanah Merah MRT Station to the Singapore Airshow grounds at Changi Exhibition Centre.


An AIIP Programme Booklet was specially created for students to visit various exhibitor booths and static displays at the Airshow. Students were also given a quiz hunt to complete (comprising general aviation questions as well as those regarding Singapore Airshow 2012) in exchange for a mulit-coloured Gel Pen Set. Students who completed the quiz also automatically entered a draw for a chance to win an iPad.

Results of the draw will be unveiled on our website. Check back for updates!

Engagements with overseas guests at Singapore Airshow 2012
In conjunction with the Singapore Airshow 2012, the AAIS collaborated with organisations from Germany and the US to allow AAIS members the opportunity to engage with them and find out more about doing business in the respective countries.

On the first day of the Airshow, an executive luncheon was organised by the AAIS with the Economic Development Board of Brandenburg (ZukunftsAgentur Brandenburg / ZAB). Senior executives from ZAB revealed the rapidly growing Berlin-Brandenburg capital region as a focal point of European Business today, and participants had the opportunity to meet with regional business development authorities and company executives who have been successful in Brandenburg. The event was attended by about 50 participants.

The US Import/Export and Trade Compliance Seminar, held on February 15 at the CAAS Chalet located within the Airshow grounds, was attended by about 40 participants. Personnel from the US Department of State, Defense and Commerce were flown in exclusively from the US to share with attendees the requirements of carrying out business in the US, as well as the country’s export control issues. In addition, one-to-one consultancy sessions were conducted for participants to discuss their queries in private.

Singapore Pavilion @ Singapore Airshow 2012 - 14 to 19 February 2012

The AAIS fronted the Singapore Pavilion at the Singapore Airshow 2012, held from February 14-19 at Changi Exhibition Centre. A total of 26 Singapore companies showcased their products and services within the Pavilion, which took up a floor area of about 600 sqm.

The Singapore Pavilion was supported by CAAS, IE Singapore and SPRING Singapore. The Singapore Pavilion networking lounge, where some networking events and meetings were held for exhibitors and guests, was sponsored by CAAS.

AAIS Biennial Golf Tournament 2012 - 13 February 2012
The AAIS held its Biennial Golf Tournament at the National Service Resort Country Club - Changi on February 13, 2012. The tournament, organised for the industry, provided a platform for companies to host their local and overseas partners over a game of golf a day before the Singapore Airshow.

The AAIS would like to thank AAR International Inc, Satair Pte Ltd and Zodiac Services Asia for their kind sponsorship towards the event, as well as all participants.

Here are the results!

Champion Flight AAR International Inc
1st Runner-up Flight Jet Aviation (Asia Pacific) Pte Ltd
2nd Runner-up Flight Zodiac Services Asia
   
Nearest-to-Pin (Navy Hole 3) Jack Arehart, AAR International Inc
Nearest-to-Pin (Army Hole 3) Kenny Yap, Turbine Overhaul Services
Longest Drive Gary Clarkin, Jet Aviation (Asia Pacific) Pte Ltd
Aerospace Industry Induction Programme (AIIP) Seminars - 27 January 2012, 1 to 3 February 2012
Organised by the AAIS, Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) and Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB), the AIIP Seminar was conducted for students from the upper secondary to University levels, with the aim of attracting them to join the industry upon graduation. Speakers shared industry prospects with more than 1,000 students who attended the various sessions. The opportunity to interact with the speakers at the Q&A sessions was a key highlight of the seminars.
On behalf of CAAS and EDB, the AAIS would like to thank the following speakers of the respective seminars:-

Ngee Ann Polytechnic - 27 January 2012
1) Mr Leo Jeoh, Manager, Design Office, Eurocopter SEA P/L
2) Mr Tin Ho, Operations Director, Seletar-Assembly & Test Unit, Rolls-Royce Singapore P/L
3) Mr Christophe Humphry, VP Avionics Domain, VP Country Operations, Thales Solution Asia P/L

Temasek Polytechnic - 27 January 2012
1) Mr Chen Guan Han, Assistant Manager (Recruitment), CAAS
2) Mr Gary Nutter, CEO, Singapore Aero Engine Services Ltd (SAESL)
3) Mr Kesavan Nair, Director of Human Resources Asia, Hawker Pacific Asia P/L
4) Ms Tan Hui Boon, General Manager Training Academy, SIA Engineering Company Ltd (SIAEC)

Nanyang Technological University - 1 February 2012
1) Ms Glory Wee, Head, Transport Engineering Division, EDB
2) Mr Chen Guan Han, Assistant Manager (Recruitment), CAAS
3) Ms Faezah Ramli, Executive (Talent Management), CAAS
4) Mr Thomas Friedberger, CEO, EADS Singapore
5) Dr Bicky Bhangu, Chief of Electrical Power and Control Systems, Roll-Royce Singapore P/L
6) Mr Francois Luc, VP R&D, Thales Solution Asia P/L

ITE College Central (Yishun Campus) - 2 February 2012
1) Mr Lim Kok Kiang, Executive Director, Transport Engineering Division, EDB
2) Mr Dev Rudra, General Manager, Turbine Overhaul Services P/L (TOS)
3) Mr Tony Flippo, Managing Director, Hamilton Sundstrand Pacific Aerospace P/L
4) Mr William Kircher, Managing Director, Eagle Services Asia P/L

Singapore Aviation Academy - 3 February 2012 (for students from Sec Schools & JCs)
1) Mr Chen Guan Han, Assistant Manager (Recruitment), CAAS
2) Ms Faezah Ramli, Executive (Talent Management), CAAS
3) Mr Paul Broadhead, SCP&C Executive - Seletar & Asia Pacific, Roll-Royce Singapore P/L

AeroCEO Lunch Meeting - 12 January 2012
The AAIS held its first AeroCEO Lunch Meeting for 2012 on Thursday, 12 January 2012 at Chinese Swimming Club. Dr Randolph Tan, Head of Programme at SIM University gave insight to the economic and labour market outlook for the new year. The AAIS also announced the results of the recent AAIS Economic Survey 2011 conducted in November 2011. The exclusive AeroCEO Lunch Meeting was attended by 17 senior management executives of AAIS member companies.

The Amazing Aviators Race - 10 December 2011
The Association of Aerospace Industries (Singapore) (AAIS) and the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) came together to organise for the first time The Amazing Aviators Race on December 10, 2011. The event is part of a broader effort by CAAS, AAIS and industry partners to engage youths, with the aim of bringing them into the talent pool that will support the sustainable growth of aviation in Singapore.

The race, flagged-off at the Singapore Aviation Academy, was a fun-filled day of discovery and learning, with participants exploring the aviation industry’s vast landscape and rich heritage. 240 participants in 60 teams of students and industry professionals raced through designated aviation sites and locations across Singapore, including Farrer Park (the site of Singapore’s first flight), the former Kallang Airport and the Air Force Museum. The race was held in conjunction with International Civil Aviation Day as part of the Singapore Aviation Centennial Celebrations.


The AAIS and CAAS would like to thank Great Eastern for their kind sponsorship to the event, and Goldkili & Frezfruta for being the Official Refreshment Sponsor.


Our winners were rewarded with attractive prizes, including tablets, home theatre systems and iPods! CLICK HERE for the results!

AAIS Year-End Festivities Celebration - 2 December 2011
The AAIS held its annual year-end celebration at Man Zhu Cafe, Chinese Swimming Club,
on December 2, 2011. The gathering is traditionally held every year and hosted by the AAIS Management Committee, in appreciation of our members' and partners' support to the Association.

About 60 AAIS members and industry partners attended gathering, which was held over a sumptuous buffet lunch. The AAIS would like to wish all members, partners and friends a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

 

 

AAIS Aerospace Manpower Study Phase 2 Sharing Session - 29 November 2011

Phase 2 of the AAIS Aerospace Manpower Study and recommendations based on the findings was released at this final session on 29 November 2011 at the SIA Group Sports Club, with more than 35 participants in attendance. Phase 2 revealed more detailed findings and strategies to address manpower gaps and development of the next generation of aerospace professionals.

The release of these findings follows the presentation of the Study's preliminary findings at the AAIS' Aerospace Supplier eXchange (ASX) 2011 earlier in May 2011.

Mercer Singapore gave insight to the latest remuneration survey results and presented case studies, such as that of Boeing. HR personnel were provided with the various options available that could assist to better engage and retain the existing aerospace workforce. The conclusion of both phases of the Study marks the beginning of activities to reinforce continued efforts to attract new entrants to the aerospace industry.

The AAIS would like to thank Wong Su Yen, Low Wan Ve and Ruchika Salotra of Mercer Singapore, and all attendees for taking time off their busy schedules for this final session.

CD-ROMs containing the complete AAIS Aerospace Manpower Study Phase 2 are available for AAIS Members. Email to
jen@aais.org.sg to get your copy.

 

CAAS Aviation Open House 2011 - 3 to 5 November 2011

The AAIS was invited by the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) to participate in the Aviation Open House (AOH) 2011. The event was held at Downtown East from 3 to 5 November 2011, with Mrs Josephine Teo, Minister of State, Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Transport as the Guest-of-Honour at the Opening Ceremony.

Apart from the main exhibition, the AOH aims to promote the industry to students by engaging them through career talks, site visits, and interactive activities such as simulator demonstrations, indoor kite-flying workshops and games. The event also showcased aeronautical students’ projects.

This year’s AOH had even greater significance as the industry celebrates 100 years of aviation in Singapore. Over 37 organisations from all sectors of the aviation industry, supporting government agencies and institutions of higher learning participated as exhibitors, with an estimated 10,000 visitors attending the three-day event.

Doing Business with Malaysia's Aerospace Industry - 10 October 2011
The AAIS co-organised this forum and networking session with the Malaysian Industrial Development Authority (MIDA), Singapore, on October 10, 2011. This members-only event was well attended by some 50 participants.

Speakers at the session included Mr Sukomaran, Counsellor (Investment)/Director, and Mr Phang Ah Tong, Senior Director for Investment, MIDA. Both spoke on the investment opportunities in the Aerospace Industry in Malaysia. Mr Idrus Abdul Rahman, Deputy Director, Airworthiness Sector, Department of Civil Aviation (DCA), Malaysia, flew in specially for the event, and gave participants insight to the regulatory environment of Malaysia's Aerospace Industry.

The session concluded with a panel discussion which also included:
- Mr Abd Razak Mohamadzin, CEO, CTRM Aviation
- Mr Shaun Kumar, General Manager, Business Development, Senai Airport
- Mr Prem Kumar Nair, Head of Communications, HM LIMA Exhibitions

The AAIS would like to thank MIDA Singapore for co-organising the event with us. For more information on our Mission Trip to Malaysia in December 2011, contact Julius Yeo at 6787 5227 or julius@aais.org.sg

Singapore AeroIndustry Annual Meeting 2011 & 9th AAIS AGM - 22 September 2011
The AAIS launched its aerospace productivity drive at the Singapore AeroIndustry Annual Meeting on September 22, 2011. Held at the Singapore Aviation Academy, the event was graced by Guest-of-Honour, Minister for Transport and Second Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr Lui Tuck Yew.

Themed “AeroProductivity – it’s everyone’s business”, AIAM 2011 provided the ignition for the Association’s drive for higher productivity this coming work year. The AIAM included a conference focusing on productivity in the areas of human capital, technology adoption, processes and capabilities upgrading, as well as an AeroProductivity showcase. About 120 industry professionals attended the event.

In his speech, Mr Lui, commended the AAIS for taking the initiative in leading the aerospace industry towards enhancing productivity.

The AIAM also incorporate the 9th AAIS AGM, where the 8th AAIS Management Committee was elected.

The AAIS would like to thank all members and participants for their support, as well as the following for their kind sponsorships towards the event:

Main Sponsor: Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore
Platinum Sponsor: Jurong Town Corporation
Gold Sponsor: ST Aerospace Ltd
Silver Sponsor: NTUC Learning Hub
Sponsor: DHL Supply Chain Singapore Pte Ltd

AAIS Inaugural 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament - 23 July 2011
In another initiative to celebrate the AAIS Year of the AeroWorkforce, the AAIS organised its Inaugural 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament on 23 July, 2011.

A total of 10 teams from the aerospace industry participated in the tournament, held at
Fengshan Community Centre.

CAS TEAM 1 emerged Team Champion and walked away with a cash prize of S$1,000. The first and second runners-up won cash prizes of S$700 and S$500 respectively.

The AAIS would like to thank CAAS and Pratt & Whitney for their kind sponsorship to this event.

Results:

Team Champion CAS Team 1
1st Runner-up Pure Power (Eagle Services Pte Ltd)
2nd Runner-up SAESL 1
Most Valuable Player Khaw Yeong Wooi (from CAS Team 1)

 

Click here for the full results!

Click here to view photos of the event.

AAIS Annual Bowling Tournament 2011 – 18 June 2011

It's that time of the year again! This year's highly anticipated AAIS Annual Bowling Tournament was held at Orchid Bowl @ Orchid Country Club. The tournament attracted a total of 48 teams from 24 organisations, and included invitational teams from CAAS and WDA.

Organised under the AAIS AeroConnects programme, this yearly tournament is organised to provide a leisure platform for networking amongst colleagues and industry friends. The event is also a family day, where participants are encouraged to bring their families along.

Results:

  Team Score
Team Champion ST Aero 3 2229
1st Runner-up ST Aero 1 2034
2nd Runner-up ST Aero 4 1975

 

  Name Score
Best Individual (Male) Alan Khoo (ST Aero 3) 604
Best Individual (Female) Woo Su Lin (ST Aero 3) 548

 

Alan Khoo also won the Highest Game Score Prize, with a score of 231 pins.

The AAIS would like to express our appreciation to all sponsors -- Aerospace Component Engineering Services, Hitech Heat Treatment Services, Parker Aerospace, Pratt & Whitney and Windsor Airmotive Asia for their generous contributions -- and to all the participating companies for their enthusiastic involvement in this annual event.


Click here for the full bowling tournament results.

 

Click here to view photos of the event.

RSAF Open House 2011 - 26 to 29 May 2011
The AAIS was invited by the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) to participate in the RSAF Open House this year, as a partner in celebrating 100 years of Aviation in Singapore. The event was held at the Paya Lebar Air Base from 26 to 29 May 2011 (both 26 & 27 May were designated as Trade Days), with Dr Ng Eng Hen, Minister for Defence officiating the Opening Ceremony on 28 May 2011.

The RSAF Open House aimed to connect students, current and ex- RSAF personnel, and the general public to the Singapore aviation industry through the exhibitions, simulator demonstrations, static and aerial displays, and interactive games. Over 200,000 visitors were expected to attend the four-day event.

To represent and showcase the full spectrum of opportunities available in Singapore's Aviation Industry, the Singapore Aircargo Agents Association (SAAA) and Singapore Logistics Association (SLA) were also invited by CAAS to participate.

The AAIS would like to thank the CAAS and RSAF for this opportunity.

AAIS-EDB Engagement Session - 16 May 2011
The AAIS held the AAIS-EDB Engagement Session on May 16, 2011. About 50 attendees had the opportunity to engage with Mr Lim Kok Kiang, Director of Transport Engineering at the Singapore Economic Development Board, who also gave an update of the Singapore aerospace industry and Seletar Aerospace Park.

The AAIS organises regular dialogue sessions with the relevant government agencies under its AeroOutreach programme. Visit our website regularly for updates of all our upcoming events!

Understanding the Next Generation Aerospace Professional -Campus on 938LIVE Recording - 29 April 2011

In line with the AAIS' Year of the AeroWorkforce, the AAIS engaged 938LIVE to conduct its Campus programme on 29 April 2011. Hosted by DJ Daniel Martin, about 60 aeronautical student participants gave their views on the topic of discussion: "Engaging the Next Generation Aerospace Professional".

The recording was aired on the morning of 13 May, with encore broadcasts in the evening and on 15 May.

The AAIS would like to thank CAAS for sponsoring the recording, and also our panelists: Gary Nutter, CEO, SAESL, Peter Liang, Director, Mechanical Engineering, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Denise Wong, and Ignatius D'Cruz, as well as all student participants for contributing to the vibrant discussion and making the recording possible!

Singapore Aerospace Awards - 29 April 2011

The AAIS announced the recipients of the Singapore Aerospace Awards at a Gala Dinner on 29 April 2011. The event, held at Swissotel Merchant Court Hotel, was graced by Guest-of-Honour Mr Teo Ser Luck, Senior Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Transport.

Close to 50 applications were received this year. After a stringent judging process, a total of 17 nominees from the aerospace and aerospace-supporting industries were in the running for 6 Awards.

Click here to view the results!

 

Aerospace Job Fair - 29 May 2011
The AAIS is a supporter of e2i's (Employment & Employability Institute) Aerospace Job Fair that was conducted on 29 May 2011 (in-conjunction with the Aerospace Supplier eXchange 2011) at Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Center. More than 220 candidates registered and were invited by e2i to attend the two sessions. 

Five Aerospace Companies under the plan-and-train programme (invited by e2i) were on-site to provide a short presentation on their organisation and conduct interviews thereafter. They are: International Engine Component Overhaul (IECO), Rolls-Royce Singapore (RR), Singapore Aero Engine Services (SAESL), Singapore Jamco (SINJamco) and ST Aerospace. In total, more than 80 technical vacancies were available.

AAIS Aerospace Manpower Study Phase 2 - 28 May 2011
More than 20 HR professionals from various Aerospace Companies attended the 2-hour seminar on the preliminary findings of
Phase 2 of the AAIS Aerospace Manpower Study. The seminar was conducted alongside the AAIS' Aerospace Supplier eXchange (ASX) 2011 Conference & Exhibition at Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Center.

Mercer Singapore took the opportunity to gather feedback from attendees, which will go into the development of Phase 2 recommendations, scheduled to be released by mid-2011.

The AAIS would like to thank Ms Low Wan Ve and Ms Ruchika Salotra of Mercer Singapore, and all attendees for taking time off their busy schedules for the session.

The following documents are available for download:

- Aerospace Manpower Study Phase 2 (Executive Summary)

Aerospace Supplier eXchange 2011

Riding on its successful inauguration in 2009, the Aerospace Supplier eXchange (ASX) 2011 returned for its 2nd edition this year. The event was officially launched on 27 April 2011.
 
The
Sands Expo and Convention Center, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, became the showground of the niche aerospace suppliers sector from across the region
from 27-29 April 2011. At the event, findings of Phase 2 of the Aerospace Manpower Study commissioned by the AAIS were released. A number of MOUs were also signed during the Opening Ceremony, which will result in the implementation of initiatives that will enhance the capabilities of the aerospace industry in Singapore in various areas.

For more information,
click here to view the event's media release.

AAIS-QuiteHR Aerospace Forum

The AAIS, in partnership with QuiteHR, held the AAIS-QuiteHR Aerospace Forum on 23 March 2011 at the AAIS AeroResource Centre. The forum was attended by HR personnel from various aerospace companies.
 
Speaking on the topic: "the Enactment of the Retirement and Re-Employment Act effective 1 January 2012: Impact and Implications for Employees, Employers and HR Practitioners", Mr Chia Boon Cher, who has over 25 years of HR experience in both the civil and private sectors, delivered a detailed and engaging explanation on the history, development and effects of the eventual introduction of the Retirement and Re-Employment Act. The participants were actively engaged in animated discussions with the speaker.
 
The AAIS would like to thank QuiteHR for co-organising this event with us.

AAIS Inaugural Futsal Tournament 2011

As part of the AAIS Year of the AeroWorkforce Initiative, the AAIS organised its inaugural Futsal Tournament on March 12, 2011, at Sports Planet East Coast.

This highly anticipated event saw active participation from the aerospace industry, with a total of 12 teams competing for the coveted challenge trophy. The event also provided a casual platform for staff from participating companies to let loose and simply have fun.

Goodrich Aerospace emerged Team Champion and walked away with a cash prize of S$1,188. The first and second runners-up won cash prizes of S$888 and S$666 respectively.

The AAIS would like to thank Pratt & Whitney for their kind sponsorship to this event.

AAIS Inaugural Futsal Tournament 2011 results:

Team Champion Goodrich
1st Runner-up SIAEC 2
2nd Runner-up SAESL 2
Most Valuable Player Shahjahan Bin Md Salleh

 

Click here for more details on the results!

Click here to view photos of the tournament. Kindly note that these photos are the property of the AAIS and should not be used in any form without the permission of the AAIS.

AeroCareer Pavilion @ Career 2011 - 3 to 6 March 2011

 


2011 marks the 6th year of the AAIS' participation in the Career Series Exhibition. The AAIS fronted the AeroCareer Pavilion, which comprised exhibiting organisations - Temasek Polytechnic, Lufthansa Technical Training, SIM University (School of Science & Technology), Singapore Aviation Academy and the RSAF. Over 80 vacancies from AAIS' Member Companies were featured under the special Aerospace Vacancy Section. This section was created to assist Members to promote and create awareness of the variety of careers available in the industry. Jobseekers were encouraged to submit their resumes to these companies.

The
www.AeroCareer.SG career portal also saw a total of 160 jobseekers and/or students registering for new user accounts during the 4-day event.

 

Seminar on Budget 2011 & Implications on your Business - 2 March 2011

About 20 AAIS members attended this seminar, which featured in-depth analysis on Budget 2011 by experts from RSM Chio Lim and Mercer. Topics presented included the Singapore Economic and Investment Outlook for 2011, Implications of Budget 2011, and Insights on Labour Trends and Human Capital Implications. The session concluded with an engaging Q&A session.

"Safety" in Aerospace Seminar

The AAIS, alongside knowledge partner Learnershub, organised the "Safety" in Aerospace seminar on the 25th Feb to share the current requirements of local regulatory and international aerospace standards (AS9100 series). The AAIS also shared on the applicable government incentive schemes developed to support Singapore enterprises on their journey to aerospace excellence. Over 50 safety personnal attended this session and the AAIS rounded up the session with a sharing on the Association's upcoming initiatives/programs such as its AeroBusiness Missions and Exhibitions, capabilities development, and training. The AAIS would like to thanks all the speakers and all participants for attending the session.

AeroIntelligenceTM: The Malaysian Aerospace Industry
The AAIS AeroIntelligence Unit (AIU) held the second session of its Country Industry Forecast Series on 18 February 2011. The session focused on the growing aerospace industry in Malaysia.


After an opening by Mr Fergus Lopez, Honorary Secretary, AAIS, we were privileged to have Mr Naim Abdul Rahman, Counsellor & Trade Commissioner, Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE), at the session to provide an overview of the Malaysian economy and the government's plans for its respective sectors. Mr Subhranshu Sekhar Das, Director, Aerospace & Defense, Asia Pacific, Frost & Sullivan, presented in detail an overview of Malaysia's aerospace industry, and areas to look at for companies who are interested to invest in the country.

More than 50 participants attended the session. The AAIS would like to thank our speakers for taking time off their busy schedules to share their expertise with us, and all participants for attending the session.

For more information about our upcoming AIU events, check our website for updates!

AAIS AeroCEOTM Meeting
The AAIS held the first AeroCEO
TM Lunch Meeting of the year on Monday, 10 January 2011, at Changi Village Hotel. Dr Aloysius Tay, Chief Executive, AAIS, and Mr Jeffrey Ong, CFA, Senior Investment Counsellor, Wealth Management, Standard Chartered Bank, gave their insight to the economy's outlook for 2011.

The AAIS AeroCEO
TM Meeting is an initiative that aims to provide a platform for senior-management executives to network and share best practices. More than 20 participants attended this recent session.

Visit our website for updates of our next AeroCEO Meeting! 

AAIS Aerospace Manpower Study Sharing Session
The preliminary findings of the AAIS Aerospace Manpower Landscape Study was presented at the Singapore AeroIndustry Annual Meeting in September 2010.

Phase 1 and recommendations based on the Study findings was released at this final session
on 6 January 2011 at SIA Group Sports Club, with over 50 participants in attendance. Breakout sessions were conducted to allow for deeper discussion and feedback on the recommendations.

Participants were also provided with an introduction to Phase 2 of the Aerospace Manpower Study (due to be released in mid-2011).

The AAIS would like to thank everyone for attending the AAIS Aerospace Manpower Landscape Study Sharing Session amidst their busy schedules, and also Contact Singapore for sponsoring the event.


Pls email to Mr Sherwin Tan, Assistant Director, Contact Singapore at sherwin_tan@contactsingapore.sg to request for a copy of the presentation slides Contact Singapore - Global Talent Engagement and the services that are available to your company in enhancing your recruitment outreach and needs by attracting global talent to work, invest and live in Singapore.

A warm welcome to our new members! 

Vector Aerospace Asia Pte Ltd
Alliance 21 Pte Ltd


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