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Cafe Aeronautique: Project Management

SIAE Cafe Aeronautique is back! This time we invited Professor KC Chan and Mr Lok Kien Cheong to share Project Management with us.

Prof KC Chan:

Dr Chan has had over 25 years of senior management experience stretching from precision manufacturing to service industry segments in 30 countries.

He has more than 20 years of international management consulting & human capital development experiences for MNEs and regional conglomerates. These experiences are now translated and applied to SMEs with great success.

Dr Chan is a master trainer in project management since 2004. He has trained over 2,500 PMP students in different parts of the world, including ASEAN, China, UK, Kuwait, and Saudi Arab.

Dr Chan has also trained over 10,000 managers in Effective Leadership courses throughout Asia and also conducted Advanced Leadership modules at Bachelors, Masters, and Doctorate levels during the past 15 years. He has also coached & developed more than 1,000 project managers who have made it to senior management positions. He is visiting professor to 5 leading overseas universities.

Mr Lok Kien Cheong:

Mr Lok has over 15 years of IT management experience stretching from manufacturing, financial to hospitality industry.

Further, he has more than 13 years of project management experience in Integrated Resort, Global Investment Banking and Global Manufacturing MNEs (Multinational Enterprises).

Welcome to join in us on 30 Mar 2017 (Thu), 7.00 pm-9.00 pm.

*Pre-registration is required.

Register by this LINK


SIAE Members: FOC

Non-SIAE Member: $15 sponsored by Air Transport Training College

Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE)

ABACE is a high-value event, attracting entrepreneurs, wealth creators, aircraft-purchase decision makers and other high-level attendees from China and across Asia. Since its launch in 2012, ABACE has rapidly grown to over 8,000 attendees from 51 countries around the world, 165 exhibitors, 30 aircraft on static display and more than 500 members of the media.

As partner of the Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition, ABACE 2017 (11.-13. April, Shanghai), we would like to draw your attention to a discounted ticket offer (- $100 ).

Features of ABACE include:

  • Meet with over 180 exhibitors
  • Network with 8,500+ attendees from Asia and around the world
  • View 38 aircraft on static display
  • Learn from leading experts on business aviation operations and best practices


Shanghai Hawker Pacific Business Aviation Service Centre:
No.99, Yingbin Seven Road
Hongqiao International Airport
Shanghai 200335 CHINA

For more information, please visit the ABACE website

Enter this code when you register and then print out your reduced ticket: ABACE100CG

Aviation Fatigue Risk Management using the Human Factors PEAR Model Analysis


Fatigue Risk Management (FRM) requires an organised understanding of the following issues: People who do the job; the Environment in which people work; the Actions they perform; and the Resources necessary to complete the job safely and efficiently known as “PEAR” for short, it has been the basis for maintenance Human Factors (HF) training at many airlines and MROs, as well as the prevailing international instructional method to introduce HF.

Known as “PEAR” for short, it has been the basis for maintenance Human Factors (HF) training at many airlines and MROs, as well as the prevailing international instructional method to introduce HF.

Come hear from the man who co-developed the “PEAR” model – Dr Bill Johnson. He will explain the principles of HF and how to apply them to enhance aviation safety, using this model. Dr Johnson will review the challenges and solutions related to fatigue in aviation workplace. He will also describe the actions that must be shared among the individual worker, company and the regulator. Dr Johnson will also touch on the Advisory Circular he recently published on FRM in Maintenance/Engineering environments.


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Rotorcraft Asia 2017


Visit Rotorcraft Asia 2017, the first civil helicopter event targeted at the Asia Pacific region, dedicated to showcasing the latest products, parts, accessories, services and technologies in the rotorcraft industry.

The inaugural exhibition and conference presents the latest trends and developments in the helicopter industry for the growing civil, medical, rescue and paramilitary aviation sectors in the region.


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Aviation Safety Competition 2017

The Aviation Safety Competition is a Singapore Institute of Aerospace Engineers (SIAE) initiated project. This project aims to reach out to Secondary, Tertiary and University students, generating interest in aviation and encourage them to consider careers in the aviation industry. Our mission is to build an aviation culture for our NGAP (Next Generation of Aviation Professionals).

This year, with the theme “Maintenance for Air Safety” will be the third competition of the series. The program is set to launch in 2017 with a series of lectures conducted by industry experts, including senior practitioners of agencies involved in aviation safety, navigation and MRO. Visits to aviation facilities would also be scheduled for participants to get a feel of real life aircraft and airport operations. Case studies in aircraft maintenance will be included in lectures. Students in teams of 3 to 5 will be given a scenario of airline operation for case analysis and presentation. The entire program culminates with a contest in Aug 2017, where a panel of judges will select up to 5 entries short-listed entries for the final presentation and the Award Ceremony is in Sep 2017.

Details refer to the ASC BOOKLET of ASC 2017.

Special Features Highlight:

  • International Competition

This year, our ASC is launching internationally beyond Singapore. Participants will have the opportunity to share knowledge with students from overseas.

  • Exciting Industrial Visits

Several Industrial Visits will be organized for participants to experience and gain insights to aviation companies, including:

  1. Engines MRO
  2. Components MRO
  3. Aircraft MRO
  4. Aviation Manufacturing
  • Industry Experts’ Lectures

Theme related lectures on Aircraft Maintenance Programme, Fleet Management and Production Planning and Control will be conducted for students to gain the industry-related knowledge from industry experts.

Lecture 1: MRO and Aviation Industry (22 Apr 2017 at ATTC)

Lecture 2: Human Factor and Error Management (29 Apr 2017 at ATTC)

Lecture 3: Formulating a Maintenance Program and Schedule (10 Jun 2017 at ATTC)

  • Award Ceremony with attractive prizes


Competition Timeline:

Mar: Registration

Apr-Jun: Lectures and Industry Visit

Jul: Entries Submission

Aug: Entries Judging

Sep: Award Ceremony



  • Who can register:

Students from Schools, JC, Poly, ITE and University (For Competition Category, please refer to the competition booklet)

  • How to register:
  1. Download and fill in ASC Registration Form.
  2. Submit the Registration Form to

For payment details, please refer to the Registration Form.

  • When to register:

Registration deadline: 15 Apr 2017 23:59p.m.



SIAE 41st Annual General Meeting and ATTC Graduation Ceremony 2016




SIAE 41st Annual General Meeting
25th November 2016, Friday 7pm
70 Seletar Aerospace View
Level 3 Auditorium
Singapore 797564

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Dear Member,

SIAE AGM & ATTC Graduation Ceremony – 25 Nov 2016 (Friday) 4 – 6 pm
70 Seletar Aerospace View, S 797564

SIAE would like to invite you to ATTC Graduation Ceremony 2016 to be held at our Hangar in Seletar Airport on 25 Nov 2016 (Friday). The Guest of Honour is Mr Michael Fung, Group Director, Planning Group, Skillsfuture Singapore.

We will be celebrating ATTC Graduation Ceremony from 4pm. During the ceremony, we will also be presenting certificates to our newly elected Honorary Fellows of SIAE. They are:
1. Yap Ong Heng (MOT)
2. Tay Tiang Guan (Dy DG CAAS)
3. Ivan Neo (EVP, SIAEC)
4. Png Kim Chiang (President and CEO, SIAEC)
5. Prof Lim Kah Bin (NUS)

The graduation ceremony will be followed by a dinner reception where guests can network with our members and other industry professionals and executives.

After the dinner reception, SIAE will be holding its 41st Annual General Meeting (AGM) at the same location on the third level auditorium. Attached is the Notice of AGM for your necessary attention.

Join us in this celebration by sending your name and contacts to or clicking the links below to register with your name and email before 21 Nov 2016.

Here is the 41st AGM annual report 

Please note that the financial report will be available at the AGM for discussion.

Thank you.

Alicia Ong
Hon. Secretary
Singapore Institute of Aerospace Engineers
(65) 6559 8226
70 Seletar Aerospace View
Singapore 797564


SIAE 41st Annual General Meeting
Date: 25th November 2016
Time: 1900 – 2030
Location: 70 Seletar Aerospace View, Air Transport Training College, Level 3 Auditorium, Singapore 797564


ATTC Graduation Ceremony
Date: 25th November 2016
Time: 1600-1900
Location: 70 Seletar Aerospace View, Air Transport Training College,Main Hangar, Singapore 797564

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Singapore Institute of Aerospace Engineers
70 Seletar Aerospace View
Air Transport Training College
Singapore 797564

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Leading Innovation for Wealth Creation Professor Ric Parker CBE, FREng Director of Research & Technology, Rolls-Royce (retired)

An invitation to…

The 10th Lecture of the IEL Distinguished Speaker Series

Leading Innovation for Wealth Creation
Professor Ric Parker CBE, FREng
Director of Research & Technology, Rolls-Royce (retired)

25 October 2016 (Tuesday), 6.30pm  to 7.30pm, NUS Engineering Auditorium

Please click on this link to RSVP

ricparkerWhen Ric Parker retired earlier this year, he was the longest serving CTO in the FTSE 100 Companies, with 15 years in the role and 37 years in the Company. This experience has given Ric time to reflect on what makes innovation successful (and why it sometimes fails).

Why is innovation different from invention: invention is that flash of brilliance that leads to a vital new idea, captured in a patent, or technical publication; but innovation is the entire process of turning that idea into wealth creation, social benefit, or both.

Ric’s own model for corporate innovation maps it into a Boston box with axes of  internal or external, closed or open. This model will be explored, looking at companies that have successfully employed each of the four possible approaches. What are the implications for corporate culture and employee behaviours that go with each of these.

Singapore is an excellent micro-culture in which to explore these models, and Ric is currently advising A*STAR on how to effectively convert investment in technology into wealth creation for Singapore.

Networking will commence from 5.45PM. A light buffet dinner will be served after the event.
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We had a blast at the National Day Dinner!

Over 100 guests joined SIAE/ATTC to celebrate National Day 2016 on 12 August 2016. On top of the opportunity to catch up with friends and colleagues in a relaxed environment, there was good food, wine, beer and plenty of entertainment – aircraft simulators, karaoke, lucky draws and paper plane flying competition. See pics here:

Majulah Singapura!