Singapore Aviation Safety Seminars Get Underway

14 March 2016

Aviation safety experts facilitate discussions on ways to enhance flight safety worldwide

The Singapore Aviation Safety Seminars (SASS), organised by the Flight Safety Foundation and the Singapore Aviation Academy (SAA), will get underway Monday morning with a keynote address by renowned U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) human factors expert, Bill Johnson, Ph.D., and will continue throughout the week with presentations and discussions on a wide range of critical aviation safety topics. Johnson is Chief Scientific and Technical Advisor for Human Factors in Aircraft Maintenance Systems at FAA, and his keynote address is titled “The Endless and Necessary Attention to Human Performance in Engineering Safety.”

Jon Beatty, President and CEO of the Foundation, said on the eve of SASS that “Our SASS partnership with the Singapore Aviation Academy is one we value very highly. This event has gotten better each year and I am confident that 2016’s will be the best yet. I’d like to thank everyone at SAA and the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore who helped put this outstanding program together.”

“Thanks to the strong partnership with the Flight Safety Foundation, the Singapore Aviation Academy is pleased to host this series of aviation safety seminars,” said Tay Tiang Guan, Deputy Director-General, Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore. “The convergence of aviation safety experts at the Academy will facilitate crucial conversations on some of the key aviation safety challenges and issues affecting the industry. We look forward to the sharing of knowledge and exchange of ideas to enhance flight safety worldwide.”

Enclosed: Fact Sheet on Singapore Aviation Safety Seminars 2016

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.

About the Flight Safety Foundation
Flight Safety Foundation is an independent, non-profit, international organisation engaged in research, education, advocacy and publishing to improve aviation safety. The Foundation's mission is to be the leading voice of safety for the global aerospace community.

About the Singapore Aviation Academy
Founded in 1958, the Singapore Aviation Academy (SAA) is the training arm of CAAS. Over the past 50 years, SAA has established itself as a renowned centre of learning in aviation. It currently conducts over 110 different programmes annually in aviation management, air traffic services, aviation safety and security, and airport emergency services to address training needs of aviation professionals at all levels. In 2000, SAA was conferred the prestigious Edward Warner Award by the Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) for its eminent contribution as a centre of excellence in international civil aviation training. To date, SAA has trained over 90,000 programme participants, of which 28,000 are international participants from more than 200 countries and territories.

For more information, please contact:

Edna Lim
Assistant Manager (Corporate Communications)
Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore
Tel: (65) 6541 2085
Mobile: (65) 9798 7723

Frank Jackman
Vice President, Communications
Flight Safety Foundation

Last Updated on 18 November 2019