About Us

Smart Aviation Asia-Pacific is a news website that features in-depth interviews with people in the regional aviation industry and the defense industry. We like to take a close look at the versatility of regional aircraft and provide insights pertinent to the emerging markets across Asia-Pacific.

We’re on a mission to bring interesting and meaningful articles to our readers, and perhaps, make you a little smarter about aviation.



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Who We Are

Leithen Francis (Publisher)

Leithen is based in Singapore and has over 17 years’ experience working for news organisations. He is the former deputy Asia editor of Flightglobal and the former Asia editor of Aviation Week. Leithen has a BA in journalism from RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia.

Ong Jeng Yang (Writer)

Jeng Yang is based in Singapore and has more than 4 years of experience in the media industry. He is a former journalist at Singapore Press Holdings, covering social and court news. Jeng Yang has a BA (Hons) in humanities from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Edward Eng (Writer)

Edward is also based in Singapore. He writes stories on regional aviation across the Asia-Pacific region and has a background on covering socio-political issues. Edward holds a BA (Hons) in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from the University of Warwick in the UK.

Contact Us

Phone: +65 6337 0818




Address: 77 High Street, High Street Plaza, #08-01, Singapore 179433