Aviation industry to create or redesign up to 8,000 new jobs

Aviation industry to create or redesign up to 8,000 new jobs
April 20, 2017
Aviation industry to create or redesign up to 8,000 new jobs...“This is a very challenging target we are setting ourselves, as productivity in the sector has historically grown at lower rates."

By RUMI HARDASMALANI
April 20, 2017
TodayOnline.com

SINGAPORE — As Changi Airport maintains its leadership position among international air hubs globally, plans are under way to redesign it into a smart airport. Up to 8,000 new jobs will be created or redesigned to enhance productivity by about 40 per cent over the next eight years, said Minister for Education (Schools) and Second Minister for Transport Ng Chee Meng yesterday.

Unveiling the Air Transport Industry Transformation Map at this year’s Aviation Community Reception hosted by Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS), Mr Ng assured industry workers that new roles would be created and salaries would be improved.

With the help of advanced technology and skills training, the aviation sector aims to grow real value-add from about S$7 billion today by another S$1 billion by 2020.