Composite Cluster Singapore and STRATAGEM sign a contract for the proof of concept of a demonstrator for automated inspection and repair of critical composite structures (“LAIRD”).

PRESS RELEASE – Paris, 21 June 2019

A the Paris Airshow 2019 Composite Cluster Singapore Pte Ltd (CCS) and STRATAGEM Innovation Singapore Pte Ltd (STRATAGEM) signed a contract for the proof of concept of a demonstrator for automated inspection and repair of critical composite structures (“LAIRD”).


The 1-year program will be conducted in cooperation with Testia Asia Pacific at the Composite Application Center (CAC), a CSS lead Singapore based international field lab with participation of international companies and research entities that cover all parts of the composite value chain, including material, software, equipment, process technologies, as well as manufacturing, maintenance, product development and training. The CAC field lab will ensure that Stratagem and CCS can tap into the latest technologies and create best of industry solutions, while at the same time support a sustainable talent pool and skilled workforce for the future. The participation of Testia in the program will provide valuable domain knowledge and technology in aerostructure inspection.

Stratagem Innovation Singapore is a company of the Dutch based Stratagem Group that over the years has been involved in the development of a new generation of robotic solutions for surface treatment of Aircraft and helicopters.


The relationship between CCS and STRATAGEM will strengthen the research and development relationship between the Netherlands and Singapore and will contribute to the ambitions of both countries in the field of aerospace, export and focus on SME development. The LAIRD project is supported by Enterprise Singapore, an Agency of the SingaporeGovernment that champions enterprise development of start-ups and SME’s.


LAIRD will be part of a new generation of automated solutions for the aircraft MRO industry that will contribute to its long-term sustainability, will anticipate on the significant increase in critical composite structures and will overcome the increasing shortage of skilled professionals. If successful than the current Proof of Concept phase will be followed by a 2-year Proof of Validation phase.



About Stratagem Innovation Singapore

STRATAGEM Innovation Singapore is a company of the STRATAGEM Group of the Netherlands that is specialized in advanced composite repair, human factors, specialized training, e learning, virtual maintenance training and in addressing the challenges for the aerospace workforce of the future.


About Composite Cluster Singapore

Composite Cluster Singapore Pte Ltd (CCS) is active in consulting, engineering services, prototyping and training related to advanced composites. As part of its portfolio, CCS supports clients from early stage market assessments, to product development and manufacturing planning. With a strong focus on automation and manufacturing solutions, CCS provides integrated solutions together with its global partner network.


About Testia Asia Pacific

Testia Asia Pacific is the Singapore based operation of Testia, an Airbus company that focuses on new business in the Asia Pacific region in the field of Aerostructure Inspections (products & services).