CAAS Launches Annual Survey to Monitor and Strengthen Aviation Safety Culture in Singapore
23 March 2023
The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) has launched an annual survey to monitor and strengthen aviation safety culture in Singapore as air travel recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic and grows in the coming years. The Singapore Aviation Sector Safety Culture Survey is the first aviation sector-wide longitudinal safety culture survey in Singapore. The comprehensive and wide-ranging survey will target some 400 aviation companies, including airlines, the aerodrome operator, ground handlers, maintenance organisations, design and production organisations, training organisations, freight forwarders, and over 10,000 aviation personnel including those in operational, safety-related, training and management roles.
2 The Singapore Aviation Sector Safety Culture Survey comprises 81 questions across six dimensions, including trust, awareness, communication, commitment, improvement, and socio-cultural factors. The questions are specially customised to suit the operating context in Singapore. The survey results will provide aviation companies with insights on how safety is perceived, valued and prioritised by their workers, identify areas for improvement and guide safety enhancement initiatives. CAAS will conduct the survey annually to allow longitudinal analysis to identify emerging trends and developments. The findings of the first survey, which will set the baseline, will be released in September 2023.
3 The Singapore Aviation Sector Safety Culture Survey is the latest in a series of safety initiatives that CAAS has launched to enhance aviation safety in Singapore. In 2022, CAAS published the National Aviation Safety Plan, which sets out Singapore’s strategic priorities and 50 safety action steps to be taken to ensure that flying remains safe as aviation recovers from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The first-ever Safety Charter for the Singapore aviation sector was also launched in 2022, expressing the shared commitment by close to 100 leaders in the sector to jointly uphold safety standards and strengthen safety culture in their respective organisations.
4 CAAS Director-General, Mr Han Kok Juan, said: “Aviation safety is the top priority of CAAS as the Singapore aviation sector emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic and air travel fully recovers to pre-pandemic levels. Beyond strengthening the safety regime at the national level, aviation safety also relies on the wide array of aviation companies and workers. The launch of the annual survey will allow us to engage each one of these individual safety actors and better support them in their safety efforts.”
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, provide aviation training for human resource development, and contribute to the development of international civil aviation. For more information, visit www.caas.gov.sg.
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