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The MOU was signed by Ed Sims, Chief Executive Officer, Airways and Kevin Shum, Director-General, CAAS at the sidelines of the CANSO Asia Pacific Conference 2016 in Queenstown, New Zealand.

In forging ahead with its efforts to enhance Air Traffic Management (ATM) capabilities in the Asia- Pacific region, the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Airways New Zealand (Airways) to collaborate on ATM and Air Navigation Services (ANS) improvements. The MOU was signed by Ed Sims, Chief Executive Officer, Airways and Kevin Shum, Director-General, CAAS at the sidelines of the CANSO Asia Pacific Conference 2016 on 6 May in Queenstown, New Zealand. 

The MOU paves the way for enhanced cooperation between the two organizations, including the exchange of information and expertise, professional development and collaboration on research. With Asia Pacific facing rapidly increasing air traffic growth, the demand for highly skilled aviation professionals is set to grow. The partnership is thus timely in enhancing the region’s capabilities to manage higher air traffic volumes more safely and efficiently.

“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,” sid Mr Shum.

CANSO’s Chief Executive Jeff Poole added: “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.”