RAF Seletar Association has a new home

The official website of the RAF Seletar Association now incorporates RAF Tengah Association and can be found at http://www.rafseletar.org This website is designed to help keep alive the memories of service personnel and others lucky enough to have served at RAF Seletar Singapore which was an active RAF station from 1928 through to 1971. Membership is open to all Service and civilian personnel, including their … Continue reading RAF Seletar Association has a new home

Rolls Royce expands

Today in the Straits Times When the projects are completed in a few years, Rolls-Royce, which now employs about 1,400 people here, will increase its head count to 2,000, its regional director, Singapore, Mr Jonathan Asherson told The Straits Times on Tuesday. Still a long way to the 10,000 ‘new jobs’ EDB promised when it embarked on the Seletar Aerospace Hub/Park programme… Continue reading Rolls Royce expands

Seletar Fuel Depot

As reported by Ven Sreenivasan in Business Times on June 4th, 2009 Redevelopment of the 300-hectare Seletar Aerospace Park is on schedule despite a slump in the global aviation industry. JTC Corp’s CEO Ow Foong Pheng said the developers of the aerospace park, led by JTC, would press on with infrastructural works to ensure that they are ready for customers’ operations as soon as the … Continue reading Seletar Fuel Depot

No new tenants in sight?

A looming global recession cannot be cheerful news if you are trying to sell to the aviation industry. ‘Build them and they will come’ may no longer be a viable strategy… I wonder if bus tours were part of the original plan. From the AmCham website: September 12, 2008 – Members from the Aerospace Defense Committee boarded a coach bus to learn more about Seletar … Continue reading No new tenants in sight?

Fuel prices take toll on aviation industry

From The Times on July 14 More than $100 billion (£50.2 billion) of aircraft orders could be cancelled or postponed in the next couple of years as the high price of fuel drives airlines into bankruptcy or forces them to cut spending. Analysts estimate that 20 to 30 per cent of the $530 billion order backlog held by Boeing and Airbus, the aircraft manufacturers, could … Continue reading Fuel prices take toll on aviation industry

World’s airlines say they face $2.3bn loss

According to The Times The global airline industry has downgraded its forecast for this year for the third time and now is predicting losses in 2008 of $2.3 billion (£1.1 billion) because of sustained high oil prices.The International Air Transport Association (IATA), which represents airlines, also said that if oil prices stayed at $135 a barrel, the losses could worsen to more than $6 billion. … Continue reading World’s airlines say they face $2.3bn loss

Ducks, snails and space tourism

No earthquake related tremors in Seletar, we seem to miss out on some of these excitements. Some news/discussion worth passing on: The ‘Great Singapore Duck Race’ has make a comeback this year, which could very well be the last duck race in Singapore because the Singapore River will be developed into a reservoir as part of the Marina barrage project – more from YeinJee Spotted … Continue reading Ducks, snails and space tourism

JTC’s web page on Seletar

As updated on 19th January 2007 ” JTC will carry out master-planning and infrastructure improvements for the Seletar Aerospace Park, in consultation with other government agencies. The proposed aerospace park will take into account Seletar’s rich aviation heritage and character. It will support a new integrated aerospace industry cluster incorporating the following activities: aerospace MRO design and manufacturing of aircraft systems and components business and … Continue reading JTC’s web page on Seletar

Parakeets

11. Drongo Cuckoo Surniculus lugubris WV 12. Asian Koel Eudynamys scolopacea C/RB 13. Lesser Coucal Centropus bengalensis C/RB 14. Rose-ringed Parakeet Psittacula krameri U/IRB 15. Red-breasted Parakeet Psittacula alexandri C/IRB 16. Long-tailed Parakeet Psittacula longicauda C/RB </li> <li> Black-nest Swiftlet Collocalia maxima C/RB</li> <li> Edible-nest Swiftlet Collocalia fuciphaga C/RB</li> <li> House Swift Apus nipalensis C/RB</li> <li> Rock Pigeon Columba livia A/IRB</li> Continue reading Parakeets