singapore Changi International Airport

South East
singapore





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3.8131WSAC Changi RSAF, South East
8.2265WSAP Paya Lebar, North East
14.1293WSSL Seletar, Central Singapore
20.0288WSAG Sembawang, North West
20.8302 Sembawang naval base, North West
23.7213 singapore strait,



1942 to present

1 22 N - 103 59 E
7.5nm NE of Singapore City
ICAO: WSSSIATA: SIN
Elevation: 23 feet


The Japanese recognised the potential of Changi for an air base and construction began with PoW labour at the farthest eastern point of Singapore Island in 1942. Work on improvements continued until 1944. After WWII, the RAF managed a large amount of work, turning RAF Changi into the largest transport support base in the region.
As well as being the ultimate destination of the RAF Transport Command Changi Slip supply route, the base is more famous for the Changi Murals, painted on the walls of the chapel in the old infirmary building of the camp for PoWs in WWII by Stanley Warren. They had been painted over and when the RAF discovered them, it sought out the ex-PoW and in visits between 1963 and 1982, they were restored.
With the British withdrawal from overseas commitments, RAF Changi closed in Dec 1971, when it was handed over to the SADC. The first RSAF unit to be based here was 120 Squadron with its Alouette IIIs. The Singapore government decided to move most RSAF resources elsewhere and develop Changi as a commercial airport. Work began in 1975 and on 1 Jul 1981 Changi International became the main civilian airport for Singapore. An RSAF element still remains at the base.

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YearsRotary Wing Aircraft Unitbold : Current Model
normal: Unit no longer at this base
1969/71UK 103 squadronwhirlwind 1963/72
1969/71UK 110 squadronwhirlwind 1963/71
1950/51UK far east casualty evacuation flightdragonfly 1950/53


News about this location :

Airbus Helicopters at Rotorcraft Asia 2017, 11-Apr-17 : The Airbus H160 will be present at Rotorcraft Asia 2017 at the Singapore’s Changi Exhibition Centre, April 18 to 20

Russian Helicopters at the Singapore Airshow, 15-Feb-16 : Russian Helicopters showing its Mi-171A2 helicopter at the Singapore Airshow, Changi Exhibition Centre, February 16-21




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DatesOrg/TypeUnit
2002-feb-28 EC130B4F-WQES
2008-feb-19 EC145HS-BHS
2008-feb-20 Singapore Airshow 2008US Bell Helicopter412EPN7532Q
2008-feb-20 Singapore Airshow 2008Republic of Singapore Air ForceAH-64D Apache067
2008-feb-20 Singapore Airshow 2008Eurocopter Southeast AsiaAS350B EcureuilF-OISV
2008-feb-20 Singapore Airshow 2008AS365N2 Dauphin 2RP-C2222
2008-feb-20 Singapore Airshow 2008Republic of Singapore Air ForceCH-47SD Chinook88199
2008-feb-20 Singapore Airshow 2008EC120B9V-RWC
2008-feb-20 Singapore Airshow 2008TH Advance AviationEC135P2+HS ACN
2008-feb-20 Singapore Airshow 2008TH Bangkok Helicopter ServicesEC145HS-BHS
2008-feb-20 Singapore Airshow 2008Eurocopter Southeast AsiaEC155B1F-OKEF
2010-feb-06 AS350B3 EcureuilF-OKFF
2012-feb-01 429N449GB
2012-feb-13 EC1459M-CMD
2012-feb-15 EC135P2+9M-ABU
2012-feb-16 S-92AN146UK
2014-feb-10 429N429MD
2014-feb-14 EC135P2+9M-ABU
2016-feb-16 Singapore Airshow 2016   H130 / EC130T29V-HBR


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