H R Mohandas started his career in the Republic of Singapore Air Force in the Air Force Inspectorate Division. On completion on his tour in the air force he studied in the National University of Singapore. Upon graduation he joined the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore where he worked in the Airport Management Division. He left the CAAS for a career as a commercial pilot and thereafter a pilot instructor. As an instructor, Mohandas has taught aircraft systems and human factors and threat and error management to aircraft engineers, pilots and flight dispatchers for airliners in China, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore and Africa. In 2005 he graduated with a Masters in Aerospace Design, Manufacture and Management with the University Of Bristol, UK where he specialized in Human factors in Aviation. In 2006 he joined Republic Polytechnic as a lecturer. He currently holds the post of Assistant Director for Capability and Industry in the School of Engineering in RP and concurrently he is the Programme Chair for the Diploma in Aviation Management. Mohandas is an external lecturer at the Singapore Aviation Academy and frequently shares expert advice to the media on aviation related matters. In 2014 he was bestowed with the President’s Commendation medal (PK-Pingkat Kepujian) for commendable performance, conduct, and significant efficiency to the education service in Singapore. In 2017 he was bestowed the President’s National Day Commendation Medal (PBM-Pingat Bakti Masyarakat) for rendering commendable public service in Singapore.