Wigetworks Private Limited (Wigetworks) was incorporated in Singapore in April 2004. It was established with the main purposes to commercialize Wing-in-Ground (WIG) effect craft technology and to be the center of excellence of WIG technology.
Wigetworks owns all patents, intellectual property rights and know-how for the design and production of all Airfish types of WIG craft and also the license and exclusive rights to market and distribute Airfish technology worldwide. All the licenses were obtained from Airfoil Development GmbH (AFD). At the same period, Wigetworks also acquired a prototype of Airfish 8, an 8-seater WIG craft and Airfish 3; an 2-seater WIG craft built by AFD based Dr Alexander Martin Lippisch’s reverse delta wing design. Airfish 8 prototype, later named as AF8-001, was built in Germany in the late 1990s and extensive sea trials were conducted in the Netherlands and in Australia in 2001. In 2004, the prototype was transferred to Wigetworks and after refurbishment the prototype went for a series of successful sea trials in Thailand in 2007 and in Singapore in 2008. Lloyd’s Register granted AF8-001 entry into class in 2010.
Wigetworks has embarks on a long journey into manufacturing of Airfish 8 pre-production craft and also intensive research and development activities on WIG technology. Here are some of our important milestones:
~ Jane’s International Defence Review
~ Pre-Production Craft 2 officially registered as International Yacht with Langkawi International Yacht Registry (LIYR) of Malaysia and renamed as M/Y Airfish Yoyager.
~ M/Y Airfish Voyager completed long distance endurance flight/voyage (350 nautical miles) in Straits of Malacca alongside busy international shipping lanes from Port of Malacca to the resort island of Langkawi, Malaysia, to participate in Langkawi International Maritime & Aerospace exhibition 2017 (LIMA’17).
~ Wigetworks has two working pre-production crafts of Airfish 8
~ Maiden flight of Airfish 8 Pre-Production Craft 2 (PPC2)
~Completed Max Take-off Weight (MTOW) trials (8 pax + full fuel)
~Maiden flight of Airfish 8 Pre-Production Craft 1 (PPC1)
~Commissioned production of Airfish 8 Pre-Production Craft 2 (PPC2)
~ Joint Research and Development activities between National University of Singapore (NUS) and Wigetworks (WW) funded by NUS, Wigetworks and Maritime Port Authority (MPA)
~ Commissioned production of Airfish 8 Pre-Production Craft 1 (PPC1)
~ Prototype AF8-001 Entry in Lloyd’s Register (LR) Class
~ M/V AirFish 8–001 Christening Ceremony
C J GOH
CJ received his PhD in Applied Mechanics from Caltech in 1982. He has worked for the Jet Propulsion Lab, NASA, Sydney University, the National University of Singapore, and the University of Western Australia.
He has many research interests in Mathematics and Engineering, but his current focus is on the flight dynamics and stability of low flying machines.
LIM SHER GHEE
NON EXECUTIVE AND INDEPENDENT DIRECTOR
Mr. Lim joined Wigetworks in November 2021, bringing 30 over years of expertise and network in the aerospace business to the company. He retired from ST Engineering in October 2021. He was the Group Chief Operating Officer overseeing Operation Excellence prior to his retirement. Prior to that he was President of ST Engineering Aerospace from December 2014 to October 2020. During his tenure in ST Engineering Aerospace he was instrumental in moving ST Engineering Aerospace upstream from the world largest airframe maintainence company into passenger to freighter conversion business as well as nacelle development and manufacturing business. Mr. Lim obtained Master of Science degree from University of Michigan and Bachelor of Engineering from National University of Singapore.
Suhartono Setiawan obtained Master and Bachelor’s degrees in Aerospace Engineering from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB), Indonesia, respectively. He has been working in Wigetworks for more than 10 years. He was working mainly in the area of structural engineering and flight control system development, prior to holding the managerial role.
KOE HAN BENG
Han Beng obtained his Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering from National University of Singapore and Bachelor of Engineering in Aerospace Engineering from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He has been working with Wigetworks for almost 10 years and has been focusing in the fluid dynamics aspect of WIG craft, both aerodynamics and hydrodynamics, as well as the flight dynamics and stability.
HEAD OF STRUCTURE
Advanced Composites Structures, Design, Stress and Certification Engineer. With more than 37 years in Industry, working in 14 countries as Advanced Structures Consultant for major Aerospace OEM's. Starting my early career designing concept racing cars, formula 2 powerboats, Airships, and Sporting Goods gaining knowledge in all aspects of Composites.
Progressing onto leading major Primary Structures Design on Civil, Military Aerospace and Space projects working with latest technologies in Composites and at the same time helping to develop Composite Methods.
Other achievements have been setting up Design, Stress, Testing, Manufacturing facilities globally and successfully training engineers of the future and allowing some of them to proceed to obtain signatories for major OEM's.
Last 11 years in Asia was spent aiding OEM's in improving quality in Product Design and Analysis and to mentor future leaders.
Latest undertaking is leading a team and using the latest technological advances in Composites, to bring a concept craft into production considering weight and cost as the prime drivers.
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