Although Singapore is not a State of Design, there is still a need for CAAS to review and accept the aircraft design before the aircraft can be registered in Singapore and qualify for a Singapore Certificate of Airworthiness. Doing so will enable CAAS to form the baseline for future certification of modifications and/or repairs while concurrently bolstering CAAS’ capability in safety oversight of new aircraft design.   

For the purpose of supporting modification and repairs of Singapore aircraft during its operational life, CAAS issues supplemental type certificates, Singapore technical standard order certificate of approval and repair design approvals. In addition, CAAS has established mutual recognition agreements with other civil aviation authorities to improve efficiency and reduce duplication of certification activities.

More details on the various types of certificates and approvals, as well as the mutual recognition agreements which CAAS has with other countries, can be found in the sections below.

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