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About Process Innovation Challenge

The Process Innovation Challenge (PIC) aims to promote a culture of continuous productivity improvement in the aviation sector and demonstrate the capability and impact of small-scale (“quick-win”) initiatives.

Feedback on PIC1:

"After implementing the new system, significant improvements were achieved both in the processes and productivity levels such as more than 50% reduction in the time spent on preparing and distributing production documents." – Diethelm Keller Aviation Pte Ltd

"Adopting and customising the system to our specific requirements and needs gave us the opportunity to improve our productivity, and we were able to achieve many improvements such as a 90% reduction in the cycle time." International Engine Component Overhaul Pte Ltd

"We managed to achieve several improvements such as a faster turnaround time, from 605hrs to 88hrs which translates into an 85% increase in productivity." ST Aerospace Engineering Pte Ltd

Following the success of its first challenge, PIC2 will continue to encourage intra-industry learning and the adoption of good ideas across the aviation sector.

Click here to download the PIC1 project showcase booklet.

About PIC2

Applications are now open for the second run of the Process Innovation Challenge. Please find the details below:

Category PIC2
Number of projects20 projects
Funding Percentage 50%
(Capped at S$75,000)
Duration of Projects 9 months
Productivity Gain 10%
Team Incentive Effort Recognition
$500 for each team to complete their projects within 9 months!

Early Completion
Additional $1,000 for the first ten teams to complete their  projects!

Who can apply?

The challenge is open to all Singapore-based companies in the aviation sector. This includes the Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) and manufacturing companies in the aerospace sector,  business and general aviation companies as well as freight forwarders and companies involved in airport operations.

How will the proposals be evaluated?

The proposals will be evaluated based on their capacity to seek productivity improvement through process innovation or job redesign.

The proposals must demonstrate the project’s ability to achieve at least 10% productivity gains with an implementation period of 9 months or less. Measureable outcomes and deliverables should also be highlighted to support the key milestones of various developmental phases.

Projects with solutions that are scalable to the rest of the industry will gain a competitive edge in the evaluation process.

PIC2 Timeline:

Category PIC2
Launch of the Process Innovation Challenge 2Dec 2012
Proposal Submission Deadline28 Feb 2013
Announcement  of Shortlisted Projects and Commencement of Project ImplementationsMay 2013
Project CompletionFeb 2014
Project Showcase and Sharing SessionApr 2014

How will the funds be disbursed?

The shortlisted projects1 will receive a funding of S$75,000 or up to 50% of the total project costs, whichever is lower, upon the completion of project.

Project completion must be demonstrated by the achievement of all Key Performance Indicators and at least 10% productivity gains.  Companies must submit a final report and participate in the project showcase at the end of PIC2.


Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore
Aviation Industry Division

Click here to download the PIC2 application form.

Note:-1 A panel of judges made up by veterans from the aviation industry will shortlist up to 20 projects and the respective companies will be notified to commence project implementation.

Last Updated: 14 Dec 12
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