Asia Pacific aviation summit secures international deal

6 May 2016

CAAS and Airways New Zealand sign MOU to promote aviation learning and professional development

MediaRelease 6 May 2016

Asia Pacific aviation summit secures international deal

Airways New Zealand and the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to improve capabilities in air traffic management. The MOU was signed by Airways CEO Ed Sims and CAAS Director-General Kevin Shum during the CANSO Asia Pacific Conference 2016 on 6 May in Queenstown, New Zealand.


The MOU will pave the way for enhanced cooperation in a number of areas of air traffic management (ATM) and air navigation services (ANS). These include the exchange of information and expertise, professional development and collaboration on research.

Airways CEO Ed Sims says the MOU demonstrates the importance of closer Asia Pacific collaboration.

“Asia Pacific is facing a period of unprecedented growth with demand for highly skilled aviation professionals only set to grow. Airways New Zealand is delighted to share its expertise in aviation training with CAAS.”

Mr Shum says, “Given the cross-border nature of ATM, both Airways and CAAS recognise the significance of cooperation to advance regional ATM capabilities. We are excited by this collaboration which will go beyond hardware and process enhancements to enhance the development of aviation professionals.

“This partnership between two of the leading air navigation service providers in the Asia Pacific region will bolster our capabilities to manage the complexities of increasing air traffic more safely and efficiently.”

CANSO Chief Executive Jeff Poole says, “It’s great to see tangible results from the CANSO Asia Pacific conference. I am delighted to see two of our members working in partnership to drive the development of air traffic management for the future.”

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About Airways New Zealand

Airways New Zealand is a world-leading commercial Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP), and operates in New Zealand as a State-Owned Enterprise (SOE). We look after key aviation infrastructure around New Zealand and manage the more than 1 million traffic movements per year into and around New Zealand’s 30 million sq km of airspace. Airways provides air traffic control and engineering training, and has delivered air traffic management, Flightyield revenue management solutions, navigation services and consultancy in more than 65 countries.

For more information about Airways please visit www.airways.co.nz

About the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS)

The mission of the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) is to grow a safe, vibrant air hub and civil aviation system, making a key contribution to Singapore's success. CAAS' roles are to oversee and promote safety in the aviation industry, develop the air hub and aviation industry, provide air navigation services, provide aviation training for human resource development, and contribute to the development of international civil aviation.

For more information about CAAS, visit www.caas.gov.sg.

About CANSO

CANSO – the Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation – is the global voice of air traffic management (ATM) worldwide.

CANSO Members support over 85% of world air traffic. Members share information and develop new policies, with the ultimate aim of improving air navigation services (ANS) on the ground and in the air.

CANSO represents its Members’ views to a wide range of aviation stakeholders, including the International Civil Aviation Organization, where it has official Observer status. CANSO has an extensive network of Associate Members drawn from across the aviation industry.


For more information, please contact:

Ms Emily DAVIES
Head of Public Affairs
Airways International Limited
Email: Emily.Davies@airways.co.nz
Mobile: +64 21 815 149

Ms Edna LIM
Assistant Manager (Corporate Communications)
Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore
Email: edna_lim@caas.gov.sg
Office: +65 6541 2085
Mobile: +65 9798 7723



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