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 (Director)

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.

Davy Lim (Writer)

Davy is based in Singapore. He is passionate about aviation and has flight experience in various single engine piston aircraft, gliders and seaplanes from his time in the United States. Davy holds a BA in Economics from the State University of New York in Buffalo.

Boonsong Kosit (Contributing Writer)

Boonsong is a veteran Thai journalist based in Bangkok who has more than three decades of working experience. He is a former deputy business editor of The Bangkok Post and is also that newspaper’s former aviation and travel writer. He was named the “1985 Economic Journalist of the Year” by the Manila-based Press Foundation of Asia and Japan’s Mitsubishi group.

Contact Us

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