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Bringing together airport professionals and academia to discuss innovative concepts in airfield infrastructure planning and development, the 2nd “International Symposium on Airfield Infrastructure of Airports – Engineering and Future Development” will serve as a nexus for knowledge-sharing and networking.  Engineering challenges in building Changi Airport’s Terminal 5 and its third runway will also be discussed.


Symposium Highlights

  • Sharing of best practices and solutions to engineering challenges, such as those faced in the construction of Changi Airport’s Terminal 5

  • Panel discussion on the environmental challenges in airport expansion, featuring two of the major airports in Asia Pacific - Singapore and Hong Kong

  • Presentations and discussions on the latest innovations in airport engineering development that will enhance the safety and operations of airports


What’s New

  • Learn how to identify and manage key environmental challenges faced in airport expansions using tools such as the Environmental Impact Assessment process

  • Discuss the latest innovations and applications in new airfield pavement concrete systems

  • Gain insights into the design considerations, planning, and development of smaller capacity terminals such as Seletar Aerospace Park and Seletar Airport’s new passenger terminal


Why You Should Attend

  • Learn to develop strategies to manage engineering and environmental challenges for airport expansions

  • Appreciate the role of research and development in enhancing safety and operations for airfield infrastructure

  • Glean learning points from Changi Airport’s Terminal 5 expansion and third runway development

  • Network with aviation professionals in the airport community



Day 1

Welcome Address
Michael Lim
Director, Singapore Aviation Academy

Opening Address
Fwa Tien Fang
Professor, Centre for Transportation Research
Department of Civil Environment, National University of Singapore

Mitigating Climate Change Risk at Changi Airport
Phua Chai Teck
Director, Airport Development & Planning Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore


Development & Preparation of Land for Changi East
Sam Tan
Project Lead/Changi East Project Team
Air Transport Division, Ministry of Transport

Maximising Aircraft Parking Capacity at Changi Airport
Koh Ming Sue
Managing Director, Master Planning & Development Division
Changi Airport Group(Singapore) Pte Ltd

FAA Research on Pavement Design and Materials for New Generation Aircarft
Navneet Garg
Program Manager
Airport Technology Research and Development Branch at the Federal Aviation Administration

Seletar Aerospace Park & New Passenger Terminal
Ms Sharon Ang
General Manager, Projects
Changi Airport Group (Singapore) Pte Ltd

ISAIA2018 Networking Reception
Venue: Singapore Aviation Academy

Day 2

Effective Management of Environmental Challenges during the Expansion of Hong Kong International Airport
Martin Putnam
Senior Manager, Environment Airport Authority Hong Kong

Panel Discussion: Environmental Challenges in Airport Expansion
Moderator: Fwa Tien Fang
Panelists: Koh Ming Sue,
How Choon Onn & Martin Putnam

Performance Specifications for Airport Asphalt Pavements
Guwe Yong Khoon Vincent
Senior Application Specialist Shell Bitumen, Singapore

Semi-Rigid Pavement (SRP) Applications for Airfield, Road and Facilities
Wu Dong Qing
CEO, Chemilink Technologies Group

Rehabilitating Concrete Pavement under Extreme Time Constraints
Eric P. Bescher, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering
University of California Los Angeles

Durability and Consistent Supply of Fast Setting Concrete Systems
Daniel Bosco
Director & Founder
Bluey Technologies Pty Ltd

30 Years of Asphalt Mixture Production Technology Development in Singapore
Dr Low Boon Hwee
Technical Director
Highway International Pte Ltd

Temperature Cooling Trend Prediction of Hot-Mix Asphalt in Pavement Construction
Dr Chu Longjia
School of Highway Changan University, China

Programme updated as at 27 July 2018. For the latest programme, please refer to

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Call for Abstracts

The Singapore Aviation Academy is currently seeking abstracts for presentations for the upcoming ISAIA, happening from 20 to 21 Sep 2018.


Submission Guidelines

1.        All abstracts must be in English and less than 500 words.

2.        Title your email subject as “ISAIA 2018 Abstract Submission - ” and submit to

3.        Authors of accepted abstracts will be further invited to submit PowerPoint slides presentation
           materials for possible presentation at the Symposium.


  • Commercially focused/ vendor promotional proposals will not be considered.

  • No fees are required for proposal submission.

Registration Details

To register, please click here

Symposium fee: S$650

Participants from Singapore are required to add GST to the Symposium fee.

Visit the official event website here to find out more.