First demonstration flight of an aeroplane piloted by M Joseph Christiaens took place at the Race Course (now Farrer Park).
First overseas aircraft landed at the Race Course in Singapore piloted by Captain Ross Smith, from England enroute to Australia.
First paying passenger, newspaper tycoon W Van Lear Black, touched down on Balestier Plain in a single-engine monoplane chartered from KLM in Europe.
The Seletar Air Base was completed.
First commercial flight into Singapore, a KN/LM Fokker F-7A with eight passengers from Batavia, arrived on 11 Feb.
Kallang Airport was officially opened on 12 June. Wearne's Air Service started Malaya's first internal air service, linking Singapore with towns in Peninsula Malaysia. Malayan Airway Ltd (MAL) was registered but war intervened before it received any aircraft.
The development of civil aviation was interrupted by World War II.
Malayan Airway Ltd (MAL) inaugurated its first scheduled flight from Kallang to Kuala Lumpur, Ipoh and Penang.
Decisions was made to build a new airport at Paya Lebar.
Paya Lebar Airport was officially opened on 20 August.
Malayan Airway Ltd (MAL) changed its name to Malaysia - Singapore Airlines (MSA) after the governments of independent Singapore and Malaysia acquired a joint majority holding on it.
Singapore Airlines was formed out of "reconstruction" of Malaysia - Singapore Airlines (MSA).
Decision was made to build Singapore Changi Airport.
Start of Phase I development of Changi Airport which included the completion of a runway, 45 aircraft parking bays, passenger terminal 1, a huge maintenance hangar, a fire station, workshop and administrative offices, airfreight complex, cargo agent buildings, in-flight catering kitchens and a 78 meter high control tower.
Singapore Changi Airport opened for operation on 1 July and was officially opened on 29 December.
Start of Phase II development which included work on the second runaway, taxiways, 23 aircraft parking bays, a second fire station, and a third cargo agent building.
Construction of passenger terminal 2, with work on associated roadwork, two multi-storey carparks, a people mover system (Changi Skytrain), and a baggage transfer system between the two terminals.
Terminal 2 was completed and opened for operations on 22 November.
Terminal 2 was officially opened on 1 June.
Singapore Aviation Academy (SAA) was officially opened on 22 November.
A commemoration Ceremony for the completion of Terminal 1's refurbishment was held on 6 January.
Opening of one new Finger Pier at Terminal 2 in August. On 1 October, CAAS's air traffic controllers at the Singapore Air Traffic Centre shifted a new control Centre. The shift was made as the new Air Traffic Control (ATC) system known as LORADS II (Long Range Radar and Display System) was put into operations to replace LORADS I.
Long Range Radar and Display System (LORADS II) official commissioning ceremony at Singapore Air Traffic Control Centre on 27 June.
Official opening of two new Finger Piers at Terminal 2 on 20 July.
Completion of Cargo Agents Building (CAB E) in January.
Opening of the Extended C-Finger Pier at Terminal 1 in December.
Singapore Aviation Academy was conferred the prestigious 34th ICAO Edward Warner Award on behalf of ICAO's 185 Member States, for SAA's "eminent contribution as a centre of excellence in international civil aviation training".
7 October 2000
Ground breaking ceremony for the construction of the new Terminal 3.
Completion of a new Cargo Agents Building, Changi Megaplex 1. The 5-storey warehouse comprises 15 warehouse units (approximately 1,500 square metres each) over 3 levels and offices over 2 levels.
20 March 2003
Official opening of Airport Logistics Park of Singapore (ALPS). The S$35 million ALPS is located next to the Changi Airfreight Centre and is gazetted as a Free Trade Zone.
CAAS was awarded the 2003 Singapore Quality Award (SQA) by SPRING Singapore. The SQA is the premier award presented to organisations in Singapore that have achieved the highest standards of business excellence.
1 November 2005
Changi Airport became the first airport outside Europe to welcome the Airbus 380 when the super jumbo double-decker aircraft arrived for airport compatibility verification tests. Changi is also the first airport in the world to have a completed third Passenger Loading Bridge ready for simulation tests with the A380 aircraft.
26 March 2006
Opening of ‘Budget Terminal’ for scheduled flight operations. The dedicated terminal for low cost carriers is the first in Asia.
3 May 2006
CAAS held its inaugural ‘Changi Airline Awards’ ceremony to celebrate the strong partnership between the Authority and all the airlines operating at Changi Airport.
29 May 2006
Terminal 3 Topping-Out Ceremony.
1 July 2006
Changi Airport celebrated its 25th birthday. A special gala dinner for about 1,000 airport staff and guests, graced by Singapore’s Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew, was held at Swissotel the Stamford.
13 September 2006
Official completion of S$240million Terminal 2 upgrading project.
9 October 2007
Changi Airport received a special award from Business Traveller (UK) magazine, “Twenty Years at the Top, Best Airport in the World”, for being the longest “Best Airport in the World” title holder for the past 20 consecutive years.
9 January 2008
Terminal 3 commenced scheduled flight operations.
1 July 2009
The birth of two entities: new CAAS and Changi Airport Group. They are formed from the corporatisation of Changi's Airport operations and restructuring of CAAS.
1 October 2009
A forward looking economic regulation framework was put in place to strengthen Changi Airport’s position as a competitive international air hub while incentivising its operator, CAG, to be more innovative and efficient in its operations and achieve sustainable economic returns.
29 October 2009
CAAS received the inaugural Air Navigation Services Provider of The Year award from the Centre of Asia Pacific Aviation (CAPA) in recognition of CAAS’ leadership role in the industry and promotion of efficient air traffic management in the region.
19 November 2009
A Singapore official, Mr Mervyn G Fernando, was elected the President of the International Civil Aviation Organization's Air Navigation Commission.
29 January 2010
CAAS introduced a $100 million Aviation Development Fund to drive the development and growth of the aviation industry in Singapore.
2 October 2010
Singapore re-elected into the Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) at the 37th Session of the ICAO Assembly in Montreal, Canada.