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Temasek Aviation Academy takes off under Singapore's SkillsFuture movement

The first two batches of trainees under the SkillsFuture Earn and Learn Programme (ELP) for the Aerospace Engineering Sector received their course completion certificates at the official launch of the Temasek Aviation Academy on Friday (Jan 8).  The 12-month programme targets fresh graduates from the polytechnics and Institutes of Technical Education, and aims to offer them an accelerated...

Singapore Airlines November 2015 Operating Results

The operating results for November 2015 are given in the table below. In November 2015, Singapore Airlines’ systemwide passenger carriage (measured in revenue passenger kilometres) improved 2.0% compared to last year, against a 1.9% reduction in capacity (measured in available seat kilometres). Consequently, passenger load factor (PLF) improved 3.1 percentage points to 78.8%. PLF ...

Singapore, Land of the World's Best Airport, Will Soon Manage a Few in India

Changi Airport in Singapore consistently wins international accolades. Ranked No. 1 in the Skytrax World Airport Awards for the past three years, it's particularly noted for its 500,000 plants and many gardens, which are overseen by a team of dedicated horticulturalists. Now, the same company that manages Changi looks set to take over management and operations of two airports in India....

St Engineering Streamlines Its Aircraft Interior Business In The US

Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd (ST Engineering) today announced that it has streamlined its businesses in San Antonio, US in a move to strengthen the Group’s aircraft interior engineering capability and improve operational efficiency. As a result of this initiative, VT DRB Aviation Consultants, Inc. a subsidiary of Vision Technologies Aerospace Incorporated (VT Aerospace...

Singapore's Changi Airport Increases LCC Services

Singapore's Changi Airport will increase its international low-cost carrier (LCC) flights with the introduction of Jetstar Asia services to Indonesia and Tigerair services to India from early December. Jetstar Asia has introduced a new 3X-weekly schedule to Indonesia's PLM (Sumatra) from Changi. This will be the only LCC service flying direct between the two cities. The schedule wi...

ST Aerospace Extends Maintenance Support To Virgin Galactic’s Space Access Vehicle

ST Aerospace, with an established global track record on aircraft maintenance and modifications, now extends its maintenance support from military forces, commercial airlines to the world’s first commercial spaceline. Its US affiliate company VT San Antonio Aerospace will be providing a series of D-level heavy maintenance checks on the Virgin Galactic’s Boeing 747-400 aircraft –...

Jet Aviation Singapore delivers 1st Global Express 8C inspection in Asia

Jet Aviation Singapore recently delivered the first 8C (120-month) inspection undertaken in Asia on a Bombardier Global Express. In parallel with the heavy inspection, the company further completed a full interior refurbishment and exterior repaint. The 10-year 8C inspection is the largest maintenance event for Bombardier’s Global Express aircraft, requiring extensive dismantling of the c...

Eight year old Singapore Suites remains strong first class contender

The best part of a decade on from its October 2007 introduction into service, Singapore Airlines’ Suites class still has it. Cashing in a stack of frequent flyer points to fly from LAX to Tokyo Narita, I was surprised by how well the product has stood up against an increasing amount — and pace — of competition. The LAX lounge was very pleasant, the Kyo-kaiseki food was exquisi...

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...