The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore and the Federal Aviation Administration Partner on Executive Video Series
1 The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) and the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) released the first in a series of joint videos to share lessons learned during the COVID-19 crisis.
2 The five episode executive video series will cover resilient leadership, safety oversight, emerging technology, risk-based decision-making and women in aviation. The series will present lessons learned to benefit both agencies as well as the international aviation community. It is one of several collaborations under a longstanding partnership between the FAA and the CAAS, with other projects on safety, air traffic management, training and sustainability.
3 “Our highest priority is always the safety of the global aviation system, and the pandemic has presented unique challenges to aviation safety professionals worldwide,” said FAA Administrator Steve Dickson. “Whenever an organization like the FAA is confronted with something unexpected, it’s really important to assess what we’ve learned and share those safety lessons with each other.”
4 Director-General of CAAS Kevin Shum spoke about the importance of preparedness. “When a crisis strikes, it is very difficult to think on your feet, look through every aspect and every implication of the problem, and come up with a good strong solution. That’s where preparedness comes in–thinking ahead of time, scenario planning, exercises, emergency preparedness. That definitely helped us in responding more appropriately to the virus.”
5 The impact COVID-19 had on aviation operations across the globe was tremendous. Like the FAA and CAAS, aviation organizations around the world are continuing work to tackle these impacts resulting from the pandemic, such as pilot training and the health and safety of passengers and aviation professionals. Both agencies continue to find ways to ensure the safety of those who work in, travel by, or depend on the aviation sector.
6 Viewers can watch the first video with FAA Administrator Steve Dickson and CAAS Director-General Kevin Shum.
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 Federal Aviation Administration
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) operates the safest, most efficient, and complex aerospace system in the world. The FAA employs more than 45,000 people globally who are dedicated to improving safety, efficiency, and environmental sustainability through global leadership, regulatory harmonization and partnerships. The FAA regulates the U.S. civil aviation industry and commercial space transportation, and is increasing safety and efficiency through its air traffic modernization program. Aviation contributes $1.6 trillion annually to the U.S. economy, supports 10.6 million jobs, and constitutes 5.1 percent of the nation’s gross domestic product.
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