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ANALYSIS: Changi’s T4 a jigsaw piece to a bigger picture

When Singapore’s Changi Airport announced plans for a fourth terminal in March 2012, to replace its six-year old Budget Terminal, the reception was mixed. The same sentiment lingers a year before Terminal 4 is set to begin operations, in mid-2017. Analysts question T4’s effectiveness to complement the wider Changi airport and its facilities, especially with its l...

Aviation’s key stakeholders to converge at Singapore Airshow

The Singapore Airshow, Asia’s largest and one of world’s most important aerospace and defence exhibition, is set to take-off next month with the Singapore Airshow Aviation Leadership Summit (SAALS) from Feb 14 to 15 once again leading the event, capturing critical conversation by global industry leaders on new ideas and emerging technologies that will provide new opportunities to furth...

Singapore Airshow conference line-up announced

Singapore Airshow organiser Experia events has outlined a series of industries that will take place prior and during the show, which will run from 16 to 21 February. The Singapore Airshow Aviation Leadership Summit will again be the primary event, running from 14 to 15 February. In a press briefing, Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore director general Kevin Shum said the Leadership Summit...

Singapore Changi Airport: A record 55 million passengers

 Singapore Changi Airport capped a resilient performance in 2015 with new benchmarks for passenger traffic and aircraft movements, handling a record 55.4 million passengers and 346,330 landings and take-offs during the year. This represented an increase of 2.5% and 1.4% respectively. On the cargo front, airfreight movements remained stable at 1.85 million tonnes for the year. In December 2...

Inmarsat expands Singapore presence to support Asia Pacific growth

The world’s leading provider of global mobile satellite communications services, Inmarsat, has opened its new Singapore office, which is the company’s largest facility in Asia Pacific region. Inmarsat’s investment in the 1,700 sq metre (19,500 sq feet) office in Toa Payoh, Central Region Singapore, sees the company’s regional hub providing a new solutions lab, demonstrat...

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...