CAAS signs agreements to provide aviation training in Macedonia and Rwanda

These Agreements reaffirm Singapore’s commitment to advance civil aviation internationally in support of ICAO’s “No Country Left Behind” initiative


The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) has concluded training Agreements with the Civil Aviation Agency of the Republic of Macedonia (MCAA) and the Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority (RCAA), for CAAS to provide aviation training in Macedonia and Rwanda respectively. The Agreements were signed by the Director-General of CAAS, Mr Kevin Shum, the Director-General of MCAA, Mr Goran Jandreoski and the Director-General of RCAA, Mr Silas Udahemuka, on the sideline of the Singapore Airshow on 7 February 2018. 

Under the Agreements, CAAS, through its training arm – the Singapore Aviation Academy – will develop and conduct relevant training programmes to support aviation development in Macedonia and Rwanda. 

Mr Kevin Shum, Director-General of CAAS said, “CAAS is pleased to work with the civil aviation authorities of Macedonia and Rwanda to design training programmes that suit their needs. These collaborations are well aligned with the 

International Civil Aviation Organization’s ‘No Country Left Behind’ initiative. They will help to develop aviation human capital for the advancement of international civil aviation.” 

Director-General of MCAA, Mr Goran Jandreoski said, “Such support means a lot especially in respect of knowledge quality improvement of our personnel and new skills acquiring in the field of aviation safety, navigation, airport security as well as other fields that are very important for the civil aviation development. I would like to express my assurance that as CAA, we are entirely dedicated to justify the confidence being given to us by your party as our partners and associates and to respond with provision of quality services, safe and secure traffic to the satisfaction of the aviation industry as well as the travelling public.” 

Director-General of RCAA, Mr Silas Udahemuka said, “Partnering with CAAS will impart aviation knowledge and skills in our nascent human resource, which is a much needed building block for Rwanda to steadily achieve the required standards for a safe and secure aviation industry. The collaboration is also in line with ICAO Next Generation of Aviation Professionals initiative seeking to ensure that enough qualified and competent personnel are available to sustain the global growth of the aviation industry.” 



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, develop Singapore as a centre for aviation knowledge and training, and contribute to the development of international aviation. 


About the Singapore Aviation Academy 


Established in 1958, the Singapore Aviation Academy (SAA) is the internationally-recognised training arm of CAAS. It offers a wide range of operational, management and leadership programmes through its four Schools viz Aviation Management, Aviation Safety and Security, Air Traffic Services and Airport Emergency Services. In 2013 and 2014, SAA was designated an ICAO Aviation Security Training Centre and ICAO Regional Training Centre of Excellence respectively. To date, SAA has trained over 120,000 participants from more than 200 countries and territories. For more information, visit 


For more information, please contact: 


Cheryl Ng 

Senior Manager (Corporate Communications) 

Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore 

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Last Updated on 21 May 2020