CAAS and FAA further expand bilateral cooperation in civil aviation
The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) and United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) have further expanded their long-standing cooperation in civil aviation with the signing of a Declaration of Intent (DOI) to develop a framework to guide work under the U.S. – Singapore Joint Aviation Steering Committee (JASC).
The JASC was established in 2017, and is co-led by the CAAS Director-General of Civil Aviation and the FAA Administrator. This Committee manages and strategically guides technical collaboration of aviation initiatives between CAAS and the FAA in the areas of international aviation safety, regional cooperation and development, air traffic management, environment, and cybersecurity.
With this DOI, CAAS and the FAA recognise their mutual interest to include “Aviation Safety Information Sharing” as a subject under the JASC to enable CAAS and the FAA to collaboratively support promotion of global aviation safety. The framework under the DOI aims to provide operating modalities to facilitate bilateral cooperation across various initiatives.
The DOI was signed by CAAS Director-General, Mr Kevin Shum, and FAA Administrator, Mr Steve Dickson, on the sidelines of the Singapore Airshow 2020.
Mr Shum said, “CAAS and the FAA have a strong bilateral relationship that dates back almost three decades. We are pleased that our robust cooperation continues to deliver mutual benefits in new areas. We will be able to share safety information through this new Declaration of Intent, helping to ensure that international air travel becomes safer, and reduce compliance costs for airlines.”
Mr Dickson added, “The FAA values its partnership with CAAS, and the JASC provides an important forum for FAA and CAAS leaders to discuss the strategic direction of our partnership. We look forward to continued cooperation with CAAS, which this Declaration of Interest will facilitate, to advance innovative solutions to pressing aviation safety and air traffic management challenges.”