Singapore Aerospace Technology and Engineering Conference (SATEC) 2018

By | 10 Oct 2017

Singapore Institute of Aerospace Engineers (SIAE) and Air Engineering & Logistics Department (AELD) of the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) welcome you to join us at SATEC 2018

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Singapore  Aerospace  Technology  and  Engineering  Conference   (SATEC)  is  the  premier aviation conference that is held in conjunction with the Singapore Airshow and RSAF 50. It is a platform for  researchers,   aviation  operators   and  practising   aviation  engineers  to  present   and  discuss  key developments  and  advancements in aerospace technology  and  engineering.  The eighth  edition of this biennial conference will be held on  07  February 2018  at the  Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre.

At  the  National  Day  Rally on  20  Aug 2017,  Prime  Minister  Lee  Hsien  Loong  spoke  about  making Singapore a SMART  Nation.   In  line  with  this  initiative,   the  theme  of  SATEC  2018   is   Shaping Aerospace  Through Innovation.  The  key  focus  will be on the  innovative  use of  technology  and  engineering  to  meet  new  and  evolving  challenges  in  the  aerospace   industry.   The  conference  will  feature  a  plenary  session  and  5  breakout  sessions  involving   speakers  from  various   organisations.  The  conference  programme and  speakers’  details  will be available  at  a  later  date.  It  is expected  to attract the  world’s  leading  aviation  groups and companies as well as a regional audience of top military personnel.



  • Provide a platform for engineers and researchers from MINDEF, industry and academia to present key developments in aerospace technology.
  • Discuss the latest advancements in aerospace engineering and maintenance practices from leading aerospace companies and R&D institutions.
  • Exchange  knowledge  and  establish  networks  to  help  raise their   engineering  competency  and further develop relevant ideas among local and regional companies and institutions.


Call-For-Papers (Open)

The Call-For-Papers exercise is now open. More details can be found here: SATEC 2018 Call-for-Papers.

The  deadline  for  the  paper  abstract  submission  is   31  October   2017.  Interested  parties,  please complete the SATEC 2018 Abstract Submission Form  and send it to

For more information on SATEC 2018’s participation, advertising and sponsorship opportunities, please send in your enquires to:


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Note: Accurate as of  10 Oct 2017.




0730 Registration & Coffee/Tea
0830 Welcome Address

Military Expert 8 Francis Cheong

Head Air Engineering and Logistics (HAEL), Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF)

Mr Lim Yeow Khee

President, Singapore Institute of Aerospace Engineers (SIAE)

0840 Keynote Address by Guest of Honour (GOH)

Mr Neo Kian Hong

Permanent Secretary (Defence Development), Ministry of Defence, Singapore

0910 Speech by Distinguished Guest Speaker (1) 

Ingenieur Générale de l’Armement Caroline Laurent

Director, Strategy Directorate, Direction Générale de l’Armement (DGA)

Speech by Distinguished Guest Speaker (2)

Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Dalton

President, Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS)

1000 Tea Break
1030 Speech by Distinguished Guest Speaker (3)

Mr Carl E. Burleson

Acting Deputy Administrator, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

1050  Plenary Session

Dr Peter Weckesser

Head of Digital Transformation Office, Airbus Defence and Space


Dr Alan H. Epstein

Vice President, Technology and Environment, Pratt & Whitney


Military Expert 7 Timothy Yap Soon Haw

Deputy Head Air Engineering & Logistics (Systems Engineering), RSAF


1220 Lunch Break
1330 – 1730 5 Parallel Breakout Sessions

  • Structures and Mechanical Systems
  • UAV / Aerodynamics
  • Propulsion
  • Mission Systems / Virtual Training
  • Innovation and Applicable Technology                       




SATEC 2018 Speakers Papers

Breakout session (PM)

Structures and Mechanical Systems

Qualification of Zinc-Nickel as Alternative to Cadmium

1) Mr Jean Pierre Chaix (DALIC SAS France)

Smart Restoration of Defects in Damaged Composite Aero-structures

2) Dr Hamid Saeedipour (Republic Polytechnic)

Smearing Failure of Rolling Element Bearings

3) ME4 Huang Guoquan (RSAF)

Improving Efficiency of Aerospace Paint Shops

4) Mr Mikail Khudiakov (PPG Aerospace)

Effect of Spray Angle on Cold Spray Coating Properties

5) Dr Koh Pak Keng (ECK Pte Ltd)

Water-free Universal Surface Cleaner by Laser

6) Prof Hong Minghui (NUS)

The Role of Residual Stress Characterisation in Manufacturing Process Development

7) Dr Dennise Tanoko Ardi (A*STAR)


UAV/ Aerodynamics

Vision-Based UAV Formation Control

1) Dr Sutthiphong Srigrarom (University of Glasgow – Singapore Institute of Technology)

Smart Drone Evolution: The Bright Future of the Flying Robots

2) Mr Chen Junyu (Kiwi Information Technology Co., Ltd)

How many Unmanned Air Vehicles can fly in a given airspace?

3) Dr Gerald Leng (NUS)

Countering Drones – A SIGINT-based Solution

4) Amir Harel (Elbit EW and SIGINT)

Enhancements to helicopter aerodynamics – An Leonardo-NTU Research Collaboration

5) Dr Ng Bing Feng (NTU)

Linear Stability Analysis On the Effect of Rotation on the Suppression of Vortex Shedding Around One or Two Cylinders

6) ME4 Tan Qi Zhi (RSAF)

Design and Certification Considerations for Aerostat Operations in Singapore

7) Mr Benjamin Ang Yong Xiang (DSTA)



Innovation in Propulsion Technology – ‘More Intelligent and More Electric’

1) Mr Conrad Banks (Rolls-Royce)

An Overview of Additive Technologies at GE

2) Mr Karl Sheldon (GE Aviation)

Testing and Commercialisation of Supersonic and Hypersonic Air Breathing Engine

3) Mr Pradeep Dass (Space Engine Systems Inc.)

Digital Transformation of the Aviation Enterprise

4) Mr Todd Stiefler (GE Aviation)

Innovations and Opportunities for In-Service Support for Military Propulsion Systems

5) Mr Lars Seumenicht (Rolls-Royce)

A one-dimensional stage un-stacking approach to reveal flow angles and speeds in a multistage axial compressor at the design operating point

6) Mr Koh Fuhai Alan (NTU)


Mission Systems/ Virtual Training

Detection Techniques Used in Periscope Detection Radars Installed On Board Maritime Patrol Aircraft

1) Dr Lee Kar Heng (TBSS Center for Electrical and Electronic Engineering)

Using Virtual Reality for Evidence–Based Training in Aviation Line Operations: Moving from Error to Undesired State Management

2) Dr Chong Chee Leong (Aviation Virtual Pte Ltd)

Managing Epistemic Uncertainties in the Underlying Models of System Safety Assessment for Socio-Technical System

3) ME6 Chris Leong Wai Kiat (RSAF)

Automatic Ground Collision Avoidance System

4) Edward M Griffin (Lockheed Martin Aeronautics)

Common Aperture Multispectral Spotter Camera (“Spectro XR”)

5) Mr Vladimir Petrushevsk (Elbit Systems Electro-Optics ELOP)

Go Direct Connectivity Services

6) Mr Steve Hadden (Honeywell Aerospace)


Innovation and Applicable Technology

Tomorrow’s MRO – The Airbus Approach

1) Dr Wolfgang Kortas (Airbus)

Automating the Visual Inspection of Aircraft

2) Dr Mark Rice (A*STAR)

Robotics with Automation for Airbase Field Operations

3) Mr Paul Tan (ST Engineering)

AI-Powered Damage Assessment for Aircraft

4) Mr Roger Kong (Kalibre Group)

A Robot Used in Aerial Working for Air Force and Aerospace Maintenance

5) Dr Michael Zhou (Technology International company)

Innovation in Maintenance operation through careful engineering of Technologies

6) Mr Lim Tau Fuie (ST Aerospace)













Conference Details

Please find our conference fees below:

TYPE PRICE – Single Package PRICE – Group (min.10 pax)
Commercial Delegate SGD 850 per pax SGD 800 per pax
Academic & Research SGD 400 per pax SGD 350 per pax
SIAE Members*

                                       SGD 300

Student^ SGD 100 per pax SGD 50 per pax


*Corporate and individual member

^Afternoon session only


SATEC Conference Pass Payment Form <— Click

The cut off payment is 31 Jan 2018. Please note that conference pass is not confirmed without SIAE email confirmation. Organising team will not be collecting any payment on conference day.

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