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Singapore's AAIS, Siemens
sign cooperation pact
Siemens and the Association of Aerospace Industries of Singapore (AAIS) in late August
signed a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) to help the drive "digital transformation" of
Singapore's aerospace industry under which AAIS and Siemens will jointly organise a range
of activities that would educate AAIS members on the topic of digitalisation, encourage the
implementation of new technologies and equip them with the knowledge to do so. Through
seminars, authored articles, site visits and workshops, Siemens will o er its technical ex-
pertise to participants and provide real-life demonstrations via its products and services.
The MOC was signed by Raimund Klein, executive vice president for Siemens ASEAN,
Digital Factory and Process Industries and Drives, and Allan Ferrie, vice president of AAIS.
"Digitalisation is a major trend and innovation driver. It empowers companies to enhance
their production processes, creating completely new business and growth opportunities
that would enable them to remain competitive," said Klein. "We at Siemens are committed
to supporting companies on their digitalisation roadmap at every step of the way. We are
very excited to embark on this partnership journey with AAIS, and we look forward to work-
ing closely with the organisation to raise the standards of Singapore's aerospace industry."
Siemens recently launched its first fully integrated "Digitalisation Hub" in Singapore,
expanding its expertise and innovations in the Internet of Things (IoT) to customers the
region. --- MATT DRISKILL
BOEING NAMES COMMS VP
Boeing has named Phil Musser as the
company's next senior vice president of
communications, succeeding Tom Downey,
who has announced plans to step down
from the role and retire from the company
early next year. Musser, 45, has more than
20 years of strategic communications and
public relations experience, including 10
years as a consultant to Boeing. He is the
chairman and chief executive officer of
IMGE, an Alexandria, Virginia-based digital
communications firm he co-founded in
2013. He will join Boeing on 25 September,
reporting to chairman and CEO Dennis
Muilenburg and will move into Downey's
place on the company's executive council.
He will be based in Chicago.
Inmarsat announced that Philip Balaam,
the company's chief strategy officer,
has been appointed to lead the aviation
business unit, following the
decision by Leo Mondale to retire
after 13 years at Inmarsat. Mondale
will retire in early 2018 and Inmarsat has
taken the decision to appoint Balaam
now to facilitate a smooth transition in
this high-growth business.
AAR NAMES MARK PARRY
Mark Parry has been appointed vice
president of sales and marketing at AAR
Landing Gear Services, AAR Corp. Parry
began his career in the aerospace industry
over 28 years ago with Rolls-Royce as an
apprentice in the UK. During his tenure at
Rolls-Royce as a design and verification
engineer, Parry worked on gas turbine
engines for military aircraft.
ETIHAD NAMES NEW CEO
The Etihad Aviation Group announced that
Abdul Khaliq Saeed has been named the
new CEO for Etihad Airways Engineering,
replacing Je Wilkinson, who is leaving
the post after 11 years with the company.
Saeed brings over 35 years of MRO industry
experience and joins Etihad Airways
Engineering from Abu Dhabi-based Turbine
Services & Solutions where he has been
CEO since 2014.
QANTAS, GE AVIATION DEVELOP NEW FLIGHT DATA APP
Qantas pilots and GE Aviation have devel-
oped a new flight data app called Flight-
Pulse that the companies claim provides
pilots with data to help them fly more
efficiently and reduce carbon emissions.
FlightPulse is the first fully commercialised
product to be developed with mobile ser-
vices from GE's Predix platform and uses
recorded aircraft data and analytics to ena-
ble pilots to securely access their individual
operational e iciency metrics and trends.
Qantas head of fleet operations, Captain
Mike Galvin, said FlightPulse provides pilots
with valuable information that was previ-
ously only available in aggregate or used
by analysts. "FlightPulse was designed by
pilots for pilots. As a result, the information
accessible on this platform helps them un-
derstand the operational e iciency of their
flight. It provides pilots with flight data in a
very visual way, allowing them to see first-
hand the amount of fuel used at di erent
stages of a flight and how they can help to
reduce carbon emissions." --- MATT DRISKILL
Klein and Ferrie at the signing.
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