SIAE Café Aeronautique

Ngee Ann Polytechnic Aerospace Hub (Block 46)

26 0ctober 2017

Dear SIAE Members,

You are invited for the next SIAE Café Aeronautique!

Title of Talk:  How Airlines Decide on Billion-dollar Airplane Purchases

Speaker:  Chow Kok Wah

Synopsis:  Aircraft selection and purchase is one of the biggest decisions an airline make.  A major purchase involves billions of dollars and a long lead-time before the first aircraft arrival.  Aircraft selection is a very complex process involving the marketers, accountants, engineers and senior management even up to the Chairman of the airline and often attracting worldwide publicity.  Making a wrong decision could significantly affect an airline’s profitability and even survival.  The presentation will highlight the key factors decision-makers consider and the road-map to aircraft delivery after the contracts are signed.

About the Speaker:  Mr Chow is currently the General Manager of Air Transport Training College and the Honorary Secretary of Singapore Institute of Aerospace Engineers.  Prior to that, he has more than 3 decades of engineering experience in the Engineering Division of Singapore Airlines and more than a decade as Deputy Head of the Engineering Division.  His duties included participation in teams involved in the selection, purchase and delivery of the Boeing B777, Airbus A330, A340 and the A380.


6.30pm Dinner and Networking
7.00pm Welcome Address by ME Director, Ngee Ann Polytechnic
7.10pm Talk:

How Airlines Decide on Billion-dollar Airplane Purchases

7.40pm Networking and Open House
8.30pm End of Event


RSVP before 17 Oct(Tue) 2017, 5.00pm by:

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