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  • singapore Changi International Airport

    South East



    Satellite and aerial maps of Changi International Airport with nearby locations

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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' 0'' N - 103° 59' 0'' E
    7.5nm NE of Singapore City
    Elevation: 23 feet

    History of this Location

    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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    List of units at Changi International Airport

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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

    Changi International Airport News

    Subaru at Rotorcraft Asia 2019, 12-Apr-19 : #Subaru Subaru introduced the Bell 412EPX at the Rotorcraft Asia 2019 held in Singapore, April 9-11. Japan type certification is in process

    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

    List of aircraft and events at Changi International Airport

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    By Date | By Serial

    412EPN7532Q 20feb08
    4299M-ISM 12feb16
    429N429MD 10feb14
    429N449GB 01feb12
    AH-64D067 20feb08
    AS350BF-OISV 20feb08
    AS350B3F-OKFF 06feb10
    AS365N2RP-C2222 20feb08
    CH-47SD88199 20feb08
    EC120B9V-RWC 20feb08
    EC130B4F-WQES 28feb02
    EC135P2+9M-ABU 15feb12 14feb14
    EC135P2+HS ACN 20feb08
    EC135P39M-DRA 16feb16
    EC1459M-CMD 13feb12
    EC145HS-BHS 19feb08 20feb08
    EC155B1F-OKEF 20feb08
    H1309V-HBR 16feb16
    S-92AN146UK 16feb12

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