Industry Guide
Industry Guide


While the aerospace industry has been badly affected by the pandemic, we predict recovery and further development on the horizon. Aersopace has always played a vital role in Singapore's progress, and that is set to continue for many years to come.
Industry Guide: Aerospace
Fast Facts
aerospace professionals currently employed in this sector
in the world for efficiency of sea and air transport in the 2019 World Economic Forum Global Competitiveness Report
players in the aerospace industry, including Rolls Royce and Airbus. Singapore has one of the largest and most diverse concentrations of aerospace companies in Asia.
Industry Guide: Aerospace
Industry Outlook
The Fortitude Budget announced a 75% wage support for aerospace firms, an indication of the government's confidence in the sector. The support and subsidies prove how much potential there is in this industry, aerospace is a pillar of our economy and ripe with possibility. Aerospace firms are looking to the future and investing in digitalisation, automation and smart manufacturing technologies
Key Skills
  • Forward-thinking
  • Innovative
  • Dynamic
  • Quick-thinking
  • Organised
Relevant Jobs

Technical Support Officer

  • Diploma in Aerospace engineering or Aviation management
  • 0-2 years experience
  • $2,000-$3,000/month
  • This entry-level job consists of providing support during day-to-day operations, as well as keeping laboratories and research facilities maintained. Support Officers also plan a day or so in advance, setting up equipment and preparing materials for later experiments or tasks. This sometimes involves conducting trials and run-throughs with the other support staff. This position requires an organised mindset that can plan and execute procedures effectively.

Compliance Officer

  • Diploma or Degree
  • 2-5 years experience
  • $3,000-$4,000/month
  • A Compliance Officer in the aerospace industry is responsible for making sure those in the air and on the ground are safe. They enforce safety regulations and laws and catch flaws or oversights in processes. Aerospace and aviation manufacturers may employ in-house Compliance Officers, or liaison with companies that specialise in this field.

Researcher/Research Associate

  • Masters in Science, Aviation or Engineering
  • 3-5 years
  • $4,000-$5,000/month
  • Research is vital to the aerospace sector. A Research Associate works in a laboratory environment, conducting tests and formulating models and hypotheses. They constantly strive to visualise and actualise improvements to existing processes, and are characterised by their thirst for discovery and innovation. Self-motivation is very important for a Researcher, whose work involves exploring new ideas and seeking to innovate.

Air Force Engineer

  • Degree in Electrical and Electronics, Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering
  • 0-1 year experience
  • $2,400-$5,300/month
  • Working in the RSAF, an Air Force Engineer ensures aircraft and weapon systems are always ready for deployment. Air Force Engineers are expected to work in teams to maintain and prepare aircraft. They are also tasked to resolve complex engineering issues and spearhead engineering studies to enhance maintenance solutions. The Air Force Engineer career path is under the Military Domain Experts Scheme (MDES) which has its own promotion and development channels.