60 Years of Engaging Aviation Minds

19 October 2018


“To talk about the Singapore Aviation Academy is to talk about quality, experience, international recognition, generosity and many more attributes.” — Mr Roberto Kobeh González, Lifetime Goodwill Ambassador of ICAO

On 30 July 2018, SAA celebrated 60 years of engaging aviation minds. The SAA60 Anniversary Dinner was held to celebrate SAA’s successes over the past 6 decades, reminisce the key milestones of the Academy, and forge deeper friendships over good food and drinks. We were joined by more than 200 guests from 50 countries who have contributed to SAA’s successes in one way or another, or who are supporters of SAA.

We were honoured to have Dr. Lam Pin Min, Senior Minister of State for Transport and Health, Singapore, to be our Guest of Honour for the event. We were also honoured that Mr Roberto Kobeh González, Lifetime Goodwill Ambassador of ICAO and 19 Directors-General attending Civil Aviation Chief Executives Programme (CACEP) also joined us in celebrating this important milestone.

On stage for cake-cutting (from left to right):
Dr. Michael Lim, Director of SAA, CAAS Mr. Soh Poh Theen, Deputy Director-General (Air Navigation Services), CAAS,
Mr. Yap Ong Heng, Senior Advisor, Ministry of Transport, Singapore, Mr. Wong Woon Liong, Senior Advisor, Changi Airport Advisory Group,
Mr. Loh Ngai Seng, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Transport, Singapore,
Mr. Roberto Kobeh, Lifetime Goodwill Ambassador of ICAO, Dr. Lam Pin Min, Senior Minister of State for Transport and Health,
Mr. Edmund Cheng, Chairman, CAAS, Mr. Kevin Shum, Director-General, CAAS,
Mr. Calvin Phua, Deputy Secretary (Hub Strategy), Ministry of Transport, Singapore,
Mr. Tay Tiang Guan, Deputy Director-General, CAAS,
Ms. Eileen Poh, Senior Director, International Relations Group, CAAS

On stage for the launch of SAA Promotional Video* (left to right):
Mr. Edmund Cheng, Chairman, CAAS,
Dr. Lam Pin Min, Senior Minister of State for Transport and Health and
Mr. Kevin Shum, Director-General, CAAS

CAAS group shot with DG

SAA would also like to thank our international alumni, partners, instructors, lecturers, and staff for their well wishes and continuous support!