The Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF)

ME5 Kristy Rose Ryan

Air Force Engineer

Kristy Rose Ryan graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical & Electronic Engineering) from Nanyang Technological University.

ME5 Kristy Rose Ryan_The Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF)

Creating a first-class Air Force takes more than brute strength – it requires unparalleled ingenuity too, on top of a flair for problem-solving and expertise in state-of-the-art aviation and weapon systems, as well as providing innovative solutions that enhance and sustain our Air Power.

The deciding factor

Growing up, my parents frequently brought me to the Singapore Airshow where the fascinating aerobatic displays and thunderous roar of the jet engines left a big impression on me. It was then that I decided to embark on a career in the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) after graduating, as it allowed me to combine my interests in engineering and airplanes.

Challenges and opportunities

As an Air Force Engineer, we are held to very high standards to ensure the airworthiness of the aircraft and systems. As such, it is imperative that we continuously develop our technical competency and knowledge to do our job well. I am thankful to have been given the opportunity to attend numerous professional training courses, both overseas and local, which has helped deepen my engineering expertise.

Experience and skills

I was the Officer Commanding (OC) of Communication, Navigation and Electronic Warfare Flight in 808 Squadron, where I led a team of Air Force Engineers to manage and maintain the systems on board the F-16D+. I lead the team to rectify aircraft and provide engineering solutions to ensure that the aircraft systems were fit for flight.