Discover, Experience and Play at Singapore Aviation Open House

4 March 2024


        From 7 to 9 March 2024, public of all ages can get a glimpse into the exciting world of air traffic controller and airport firefighters training at a three-day open house at the Singapore Aviation Academy (SAA). Set up in 1958, SAA, the training arm of the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS), is a world-renowned civil aviation training academy, training over 157,000 aviation professionals from about 200 countries. SAA distinguished alumni include currently serving Directors-General of Civil Aviation from 16 countries. SAA will be shutting its current premises in April 2024 to undergo a S$120 million in-situ spatial transformation. The new SAA will reopen in two years’ time with 20% more training capacity and new learning and public spaces which will further enhance SAA’s leadership position in civil aviation training and add to the buzz of the Changi Village precinct where SAA is. During the period of its spatial transformation, SAA will continue to offer its training programmes at hotels and other conference venues in Singapore as well as overseas.

2       The SAA Open House themed Discover, Experience, and Play @ SAA will allow members of public to discover, experience and play at SAA before it closes its current facility. The Open House will feature a range of fun and enriching activities for all ages. These include:  

  • Discover
    Visitors can find out how CAAS is redefining the Singapore air hub post-COVID, one that is sustainable, powered by innovation and developing the next generation of aviation professionals; learn about the rich history of SAA as a pioneer in aviation training and what the public can look forward to in the new SAA when ready in 2026; and interact with air traffic controllers and airport fire-fighters to learn about their training and careers.
  • Experience
    Free guided experiences will be conducted for visitors to get a glimpse into the training for air traffic controllers and airport fire-fighters. Due to capacity constraints, there are limited slots available for the guided experiences programme. Visitors will need to pre-register to secure their preferred slots. Walk-ins will only be considered subject to availability. (Refer to Annex A for details.)
  • Play
    Visitors can also participate in a range of interactive games and fun activities, including indoor drones, Children’s Activity Corner, Air Traffic Control Plane Landing Challenge, and a LEGO table with a ramp to test drive the LEGO fire engine that visitors have built.    

3        Ms Charmaine Liu, Director of SAA said, “The SAA Open House is a unique opportunity for aviation enthusiasts of all ages to learn more about SAA’s rich history and Singapore’s contribution to international aviation. Visitors will also get to learn more about our exciting plans to take Singapore aviation to greater heights. We hope such programmes will ignite a strong passion in aviation and help us build a pipeline of aviation professionals for Singapore aviation’s next chapter.”

4        The SAA Open House is open to the public from 9am to 5pm, from 7 to 9 March 2024, at Singapore Aviation Academy, 1 Aviation Drive, Singapore 499867. For more information and to pre-register for a guided experience, visit

Annex A - Guided Experiences

About the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore

The mission of the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) is to grow a safe, vibrant air hub and civil aviation system, making a key contribution to Singapore's success. CAAS' roles are to oversee and promote safety in the aviation industry, develop the air hub and aviation industry, provide air navigation services, provide aviation training for human resource development, and contribute to the development of international civil aviation. 

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