CAAS Establishes Technical Arrangement on Aviation Maintenance with Civil Aviation Bureau of Japan

New arrangement with JCAB further expands CAAS’s international partnerships
to support aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul industry 

The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) and the Civil Aviation Bureau of Japan (JCAB) have concluded a Technical Arrangement on Aviation Maintenance (TA-M). The TA-M facilitates the reciprocal acceptance of approvals pertaining to the maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) of aircraft components between CAAS and JCAB.

2    CAAS has established similar arrangements with Australia’s Civil Aviation Safety Authority, the Civil Aviation Administration of China, Hong Kong China’s Civil Aviation Department, Transport Canada - Civil Aviation, and the US Federal Aviation Administration. CAAS also signed a Memorandum of Understanding on aviation safety with the Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand in 2019.

3    Mr Alan Foo, Director (Flight Standards), CAAS, said, “We are continuously expanding our collaboration with trusted partners like the JCAB to support our MRO industry. By establishing this arrangement with the JCAB, we will reduce the duplication of inspections and audits on MRO organisations in Singapore and Japan, which will help reduce regulatory compliance costs, while maintaining high safety standards.”
4    Mr KODA Toshihiro, Director (Airworthiness), JCAB, added, “I am very honored to conclude the TA-M between the JCAB and CAAS. Currently the JCAB has certified 13 maintenance facilities of aircraft components in Singapore. Under this TA-M, if these maintenance facilities and other candidates are certified by CAAS, they can be authorised by the JCAB without duplication of inspections. This arrangement will also further strengthen the relationship between the two authorities through the harmonised activities and will lead to continued improvement of the maintenance system for aircraft components. I wish that Japan and Singapore continue working together to enhance aviation safety.”

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 Civil Aviation Bureau of Japan
The Japan Civil Aviation Bureau (JCAB) is a governmental agency in the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism of Japan (MLIT). One of the most important responsibilities of the JCAB is to ensure and enhance aviation safety. The Airworthiness Division of the JCAB has roles not only in the aircraft-certification field but also in the aviation maintenance field for achieving such a goal.

For more information, please contact: 

Ms Michelle TEO
Assistant Director, 
Corporate Communications
Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore
Office:   +65 6541 2086

Mr. MINATO Koichi
Director, Airworthiness Standards and International Affairs Office
Airworthiness Division
Aviation Safety and Security Department
Japan Civil Aviation Bureau
Office: +81-3-5253-8735


Last Updated on 12 May 2021