Singapore Launches State Safety Programme to Enhance Safety Management in the Aviation Industry

State Safety Programme Group Photo 25 Aug 2017
Director-General of Civil Aviation Authority, Mr Kevin Shum (centre left), and Director of Transport Safety Investigation Bureau, Mr Chong Chow Wah (centre right), with industry partners at the launch of the Singapore SSP.

Singapore among the first to implement State Safety Programme
Singapore today officially launched her State Safety Programme (SSP) at the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore’s (CAAS) Aviation Safety Forum, which was attended by more than 250 aviation leaders and professionals.
Singapore is among the first few States to implement an SSP. The implementation of the SSP is in compliance with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)’s standards and in line with ICAO’s Global Aviation Safety Plan (GASP), which sets out a strategy towards continuous improvement of aviation safety globally. 
The SSP will enable Singapore to manage safety risks in aviation more effectively by strengthening safety management at the State level. The programme also augments the current ICAO requirement for aviation organisations to establish an effective safety management system. Key outcomes include the development of safety enhancement strategies, better safety performance metrics supported by data collection and analysis, and holistic management of aviation safety along the entire aviation value chain. 

State Safety Programme
Signing of the Singapore SSP Document by Director-General of Civil Aviation Authority, Mr Kevin Shum (left), and Director of Transport Safety Investigation Bureau, Mr Chong Chow Wah (right), to signify the commitment of both agencies towards implementing the Singapore SSP.

Mr Kevin Shum, Director-General of CAAS, said, “We are constantly looking to improve aviation safety. To do so, it is very important for us to work closely together as one aviation community. We are pleased with the support and commitment from the aviation community to support the SSP, establish key safety priorities and implement safety improvement initiatives to ensure a high standard of aviation safety.”
In supporting SSP, States are required to establish a process to conduct safety investigations into aviation occurrences in accordance with protocols set out by ICAO. The Transport Safety Investigation Bureau (TSIB), an independent investigation authority in Singapore, is the agency responsible for this function. Mr Chong Chow Wah, Director of TSIB, said, “TSIB is committed to working closely with CAAS and other stakeholders to implement the SSP for the improvement of aviation.”

Cheryl Ng
Senior Manager (Corporate Communications)
Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore
Tel: +65 6595 4079
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Last Updated on 21 May 2020