CAAS and EUROCONTROL partner to advance air traffic management in Singapore and Europe
06 February 2018
(Seated from left to right) Mr Eamonn Brennan, Director General, European Organisation for the Safety of Air Navigation (EUROCONTROL), and Mr Kevin Shum, Director-General, Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS), sign a Cooperation Agreement establishing a partnership between EUROCONTROL and CAAS to advance air traffic management in Europe and Singapore.
(Standing from left to right) Also in attendance at the signing ceremony were Mr Henrik Hololei, Director-General for Mobility and Transport, DG MOVE, European Commission, and Mr Joe Sultana, Director Network Manager, EUROCONTROL.
The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) and the European Organisation for the Safety of Air Navigation (EUROCONTROL) have signed a Cooperation Agreement (CA), establishing a partnership between the two organisations to advance air traffic management (ATM) in Singapore and Europe. The partnership will facilitate cooperation and exchange of knowledge in a range of ATM-related areas, including air traffic flow management, ATM research and development, and ATM training.
The agreement was signed by Mr Kevin Shum, Director-General of CAAS, and Mr Eamonn Brennan, Director General of EUROCONTROL, on the sidelines of the Singapore Airshow this week.
Mr Shum said, “As we celebrate brisk air traffic growth around the world, we also need to recognise the challenges such growth presents to air traffic managers. It is now more crucial than ever that we collaborate and innovate to find safer and more efficient ways to manage growing air traffic. In this regard, we are pleased to partner with EUROCONTROL to explore novel solutions to improve Singapore’s and Europe’s ATM capabilities.”
Mr Brennan added, “Traffic between Europe and Asia is growing rapidly. As one of Asia’s main hubs, Singapore is a key partner for EUROCONTROL and we look forward to working together on a range of activities in order to increase safety, efficiency and predictability of flows of traffic between our two continents.”
About the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore
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.
EUROCONTROL, the European Organisation for the Safety of Air Navigation, has as its primary objective to develop a seamless, pan-European air traffic management (ATM) system that fully copes with the growth in air traffic, while maintaining a high level of safety, reducing costs and respecting the environment. EUROCONTROL has 41 Member States: Albania, Armenia, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. EUROCONTROL has Comprehensive Agreements with the Kingdom of Morocco and the State of Israel.
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