Dear SIAE members, fellow aviation professionals and friends,

The Singapore Institute of Aerospace Engineers (SIAE) is holding our third Café Aeronautique at the Singapore Science Centre on Thursday, 29 May 2014, at 7 pm.  Café Aeronautique is our regular networking event for aviation professionals, where we invite you to share your thoughts about aviation while enjoying an evening over food and drinks with aviation professionals. 

In this Café Aeronautique, we focus on the air transport system and how it affects you.

For the distances flown and the number of people flying, air travel is certainly, statistically, incredibly safe. But when a major accident and event occurs, many doubts are raised. Unfortunately for the non-expert, the reports are often difficult to understand. The multiple systems used by airplanes to transport passengers form a complex web.

The Singapore Institute of Aerospace Engineers and Science Centre Singapore have gathered a panel of experts to explain some of the technical details of these complex systems. The panel consists of a former US-FAA aviation accident investigator, an air traffic management expert and a veteran avionics engineer who will present the technical operation of an airliner and the systems that make flying orderly and safe. The objective of this panel discussion is to explain the technical terms used in media reports in order to help the audience understand the complexity and uncertainties in air incident reporting.

Come join us for an evening of interesting discussions at the Singapore Science Centre.

Our panelists are :

 image001 Born in China, raised in Taiwan and educated in the USA, Dr. Hsin devoted his full professional career in the advancement of global air transportation systems. Dr. Hsin is currently the Director of Air Traffic Management Research Institute (ATMRI). ATMRI was jointly established by the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) and the Nanyang Technological University (NTU), and is devoted to ATM Research and Development supporting the long term modernization for Singapore ATM and making contributions to global and regional aviation safety. Dr. Hisn’s areas of expertise include ATM, airport systems, and aviation safety and security. Dr. Hsin holds a PhD degree in Aeronautics & Astronautics from MIT.

image003 Mike is an International Aviation Safety consultant with over 33 years with the FAA as a Senior Manager, Credentialed Supervisory Safety Inspector and Accident Investigator including first responder, IIC, and FAA Region and Headquarters Crisis Management. He has also considerable experience with managing FAA Flight Standards International Programs and Policy, functional safety oversight of FAA IASA Program, Part 129 Foreign Operators, Part 145 Repair Stations Certification and Risk Management, Part 121 Air Operators including Safety Management (ATOS), Import/Export & Aircraft Certifications, ISO 9001 Auditing, and Part 135 Business Aviation Air Operators. He is a member of the International Society of Air Safety Investigators (ISASI), Flight Safety Foundation, SAE International, and the Project Management Institute (PMI) as an accredited Project Management Professional (PMP). He also served in the United States Marine Corps.

image005 Yeow Khee started his career in aviation as an apprentice in Malaysia-Singapore Airlines in1968 and has since devoted his entire career in aviation. His experience in aircraft maintenance covers more than 12 different work areas in Singapore Airlines and SIA Engineering Company. He has been active in the Singapore aviation industry and President of SIAE for 7 years. Prior to that he was Hon Secretary for 17 years. Yeow Khee holds an AME Licence (Avionics) and BSc (Hon) in Electrical Engineering from University of Leeds (UK).  He is currently Adjunct Associate Professor in the School  Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, NTU and a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society. 


Event Details


Singapore Science Centre (Maxwell Auditorium)

15 Science Centre Road, Singapore 609081

Date 29 May 2014 (Thursday)
Time 7pm to 9pm*Food will be served at 6:30pm

Note: Food and Drinks are provided. Pre-registration is required. Please register early as we are expecting an overwhelming response. Inquiries may be directed to

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