Singapore and ICAO have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to cooperate in leadership and management training.
The MOU was signed by Singapore’s Minister for Transport Lui Tuck Yew and ICAO Council president Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu at the Singapore Airshow last week.
The MOU provides an overarching framework for collaboration between ICAO and the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) and its training arm, the Singapore Aviation Academy (SAA), on the development and organization of leadership and management training for aviation leaders, senior management and professionals.
This is the third such training-related MOU signed between Singapore and ICAO. The first, covering the Developing Countries Training Program (DCTP), provides training fellowships and scholarships to aviation personnel from developing countries. More than 620 training fellowships and five scholarships have so far been awarded by the Singapore government for SAA courses under the DCTP.
The second MOU, signed in 2010, established the ICAO-Singapore Aviation Security Leadership and Management Seminar.
The latest MOU is expected to enhance Singapore’s contribution to human capital development for international civil aviation through training and the sharing of knowledge and best practices. An executive program on aviation safety targeted at Directors General of Civil Aviation is being developed, with the inaugural program planned to take place in the latter half of 2014.
CAAS DG Yap Ong Heng said: “Singapore is a strong advocate of developing aviation leadership and human capital, which are key to addressing the challenges facing global aviation with its rapid growth. Singapore’s partnership with ICAO in leadership and management training affirms our commitment to contribute in a meaningful way to advancing international civil aviation.”