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Singapore Airshow Returns in 2016 with Renewed Focus

Singapore Airshow, Asia’s largest and one of the most important aerospace and defence exhibitions in the world, will return for its fifth edition from 16 to 21 February 2016. Singapore Airshow has been successful in bringing together the largest number of high-level military and government delegations and leading industry players from airlines, airport operators, aircraft manufacturers an...

Changi Airport Celebrates Its 500th Best Airport Award with Free Cuppas

Changi Airport recently received its 500th Best Airport award and in celebration of this milestone, it is serving complimentary cups of artisan coffee to passengers and airport staff in the mornings of Nov. 24 and 25, 2015. A Heartfelt Gesture of Appreciation To thank both passengers and airport staff for their unwavering support over the years, 16 leaders from Changi Airport Group (CAG...

Singapore Airlines Flight from U.S. Lands Safely Amid Bomb Threat

Singapore Airlines said on Sunday there was a bomb threat to one of its flights which originated from San Francisco and landed safely at Singapore's Changi Airport on Sunday. The airline, in a statement, did not provide any details of how the threat came to light or what action was taken to ensure the flight's safety. It said the matter had been referred to the authorities. &quo...

Singaporean Trainee Pilot Crash Lands Plane at Golf Club in Senai, Malaysia

A light aircraft crash landed at a golf club in Senai, Kulai here. The pilot, a Singaporean, apparently lost control of the Piper Warrior PA28 aircraft at around 1:00 p.m. and crash landed into some trees at the golf course. The victim was injuries and has been sent to the Kulai Hospital for treatment. According to a source, the man was a trainee pilot who took off from the nearby Se...

Aviation community and their families raise $250k for charity at special run

Close to 5,000 of the Singapore aviation community and their families gathered at the Sports Hub on Saturday morning for the biennial Aviation Run. The run, which is in its fourth edition, was organised by the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS), to bring the aviation community together to contribute back to society. Around 4,700 individuals from over 100 organisations and their famili...

Star Wars X-Wing and TIE Fighter Land at Singapore Changi Airport

Look no further, Star Wars fans. To kick start its annual year-end festive celebrations, Changi Airport is bringing a part of the galaxy far, far away to fans, travellers and visitors alike, with two of the film series' iconic starfighters landing in Singapore for the very first time. From November 13, 2015 to January 5, 2016, airport visitors can embark on an intergalactic advent...

SIA heading to Dusseldorf

Singapore Airlines (SIA) will begin flights to Dusseldorf from July 2016, giving Australians a new one-stop option to Germany. Dusseldorf will be served with SIA’s new Airbus A350-900s featuring business, premium economy and economy three times a week as red-eye from Singapore and afternoon departure from Germany. SIA also flies to Munich and Frankfurt from its Singapore hub. It also o...

Tigerair signs Flight Hour Services - Tailored Support Package (FHS-TSP) contract with Airbus for its A320 fleet

Tigerair Singapore has signed a Flight Hour Services - Tailored Support Package (FHS-TSP) contract with Airbus to provide full component support, and fleet technical management services for its A320-family aircraft. This 10-year FHS-TSP contract, commencing early 2016, guarantees spare parts availability through an extensive scope of A320 Line Replaceable Units (LRUs), components repair, transp...

For Asia-Pacific LCCs, MRO is not low cost

Being a low-cost carrier does not mean getting low-cost maintenance, a group of executives with Singapore-based LCCs agreed. Speaking as panelists Thursday at the Aviation Week Network MRO Asia-Pacific conference in Singapore, executives from three airlines – Jetstar Asia, Scoot and Tigerair – named their top priorities in what they look for in an MRO provider. Jetstar Asia&...

ST Aerospace Seals Landing Gear MRO Contract With SAS

Singapore Technologies Aerospace Ltd (ST Aerospace) has sealed an eight-year contract worth approximately US$25m (approximately S$35m) with one of Scandinavia’s largest airlines Scandinavian Airlines (SAS). Under this agreement, ST Aerospace will provide a comprehensive range of landing gear repair, overhaul and exchange services for SAS’ fleet of Boeing 737-600/700/800 and Bombardi...

Goat Farts Force Singapore Airlines Plane to Make Emergency Landing After Gas Set Off Smoke Alarms

An aeroplane was forced to make an emergency landing after the gas of 2,186 animals was mistaken for smoke in the cargo hold. The Singapore Airlines Boeing 747-400 freighter plane, which was en-route from Adelaide, Australia to Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia, was diverted to Bali Denpasar on October 26 following the urgent announcement. Upon landing, emergency services boarded the aircra...

ITP strengthens its presence in Asia Pacific with the opening of a new representative office in Singapore

ITP has opened a new representative office in Singapore with the aim of strengthening its presence in the MRO (Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul) market in Asia Pacific. ITP has an established portfolio of clients in the region, including airlines like Cebu Pacific, Lion Air, Asian Wings and Yangon Airways. From its new office in Singapore, the company will have a closer inte...