CAAS Collaborates with Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand to Enhance Aviation Safety

11 June 2019

The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand (CAANZ) to strengthen cooperation in enhancing aviation safety. The MoU will facilitate the sharing of aviation safety information, training and knowledge exchange in safety policy development through joint seminars, research projects and studies on aviation safety topics.

2.         This MoU will also enable both parties to work towards concluding bilateral technical arrangements which will facilitate reciprocal acceptance of approvals and certificates in areas such as airworthiness maintenance and certification. In so doing, they will reduce duplication of regulatory audits and associated regulatory costs.

3.         Director-General of CAAS, Kevin Shum said, “This collaboration with CAANZ cements the longstanding relationship between our agencies.  It provides a platform for both civil aviation authorities to further enhance bilateral ties and raise aviation safety standards for our respective air transport sectors.”

4.         Director of Civil Aviation and CEO of CAANZ, Graeme Harris said: “New Zealand sees real benefit from this partnership approach in the highlighted areas of airworthiness certification and maintenance arrangements, aviation safety information sharing, and training and knowledge exchange. Greater collaboration will enable us to share knowledge and experiences to benefit the aviation system.” 

5.         CAAS has concluded similar arrangements with Civil Aviation Administration of China, Civil Aviation Safety Authority of Australia, Department of Civil Aviation of Brunei, European Union Aviation Safety Agency, Transport Canada Civil Aviation and the US Federal Aviation Administration.

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, develop Singapore as a centre for aviation knowledge and training, and contribute to the development of international aviation.

About the Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand (CAANZ)
The Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand was established in 1992 as a crown entity, responsible to the Minister of Transport. The agency oversees aviation safety and the rules, led by the Director of Civil Aviation. The CAA is responsible for regulation, compliance, certification and monitoring aviation participants. The Aviation Security Service is led by the General Manager of Aviation Security. Most staff work in airports screening passengers and baggage and controlling secure access to airports.

For more information, please contact:

Jasmynne Shi
Manager, Corporate Communications
Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore
Telephone: +65 6541 2005

Blake Crayton-Brown
Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand
Telephone: +64 027 763 0000



Last Updated on 18 November 2019