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The Centre aims to develop future-oriented and transformational aerospace capabilities.

About the Centre


This Centre is set up as part of the Temasek Aviation Academy to conduct research, innovation and enterprise activities to spearhead new capabilities for the aerospace industry. Working with industrial partners, it focuses on unmanned aerial systems (UAS), Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) technologies and airport/airline business processes.

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Core Technology

The Centre focuses on developing cutting edge technologies through research and development (R&D), in the following areas:

Unmanned Aerial Systems


  • CAAS UAV operator permit holder (UOP/0217) with 3 qualified pilots to conduct research and training in ARC

  • First of its kind outdoor UAV cage (30 x 30 x 8m) to allow the safe flying of drones within restricted airspace

  • UAV design and testing with fully equipped labs for manufacturing, instrumentation, composite materials, simulators, wind tunnel and indoor test cage

MRO Technologies


  • Partnership with Airbus Group and subsidiaries in the use of cutting edge technologies for aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO)

  • CAAS SAR-147 certified hangar and aircraft for research and training activities

  • Partnership with TP-Lufthansa Technical Training (TP-LTT) for Licensed Aircraft Engineer expertise

Airport/Airline Business Process


An MOU with REAPRA Aviation Partners provides for the following:


  • Exploration of the commercial and business aspect of the airport and airline ecosystem

  • Engagement in industry-focused applied research and development projects

  • Nurturing of budding aviation talent in Singapore


Industry Partners

The Centre works closely with various industry partners on collaboration projects and research & development.

Media Publications

Fuel Cell for Drones

A patented fuel cell developed by the School of Engineering, the world’s highest in density, has opened the doors to longer drone flying times over longer distances and with bigger payloads, thereby breaking new grounds in fuel-cell powered drones.  The story was reported in The Straits Times on 1 Oct 2018.



The Hangar of the Future

The Centre’s “Hanger of the Future” project was reported in an Economic & Development Board (EDB) publication in October 2018, in which it was mentioned that the project brings together experts from Airbus together with Temasek Polytechnic to study new technologies that can improve the efficiency and productivity of maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) operations. (https://www.edb.gov.sg/en/our-industries/company-highlights/airbus.html)

Technology Showcase

The Centre also participated and showcased its competencies at the following official public events:

  • Singapore International Robo Expo 2018 (1-2 Nov)
  • MRO Asia-Pacific 2018 (24-26 Sept)
  • Tech Innovation 2018 exhibition (18-19 Sept)
  • Singapore Security Institute exhibition (27 Aug 2018)
  • TP Share and Exchange (18 July 2018)
  • Drone Odyssey (5-7 July 2018)
  • Aviation Community Reception 2018 (4 July)
  • ConnecTechAsia 2018 (26-28 June)
  • Sustainable Solutions Expo 2018 (3-6 June)
  • Singapore Airshow 2018 (6-11 Feb)

Our Team

Contact Details

  • Mr Yue Keng Mun
  • 67805239
  • 8.30 am to 6.00 pm (Mon to Fri). Closed on Sat, Sun & Public Holidays
  • Centre under School of Engineering

    Temasek Polytechnic
    West Wing Block 25A, Level 3, Unit 22
    21 Tampines Ave 1
    Singapore 529757