Singapore and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) have concluded Annex 2 of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Cooperation in Leadership and Management Training.

The country signed the agreement at the opening session of the World Civil Aviation Chief Executives Forum (WCACEF) held at the Singapore Aviation Academy by Mr Ng Chee Meng, Minister for Education (Schools) and Second Minister for Transport, Singapore, and Dr Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu, President of the Council of ICAO.

The agreement details the arrangements for the joint development and delivery of a two day executive programme on aviation security targeted at Directors-General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).

The aviation security programme will equip aviation leaders with the latest developments on the international civil aviation security framework and its underlying principles, to effectively manage aviation security. Seven runs of the programme will be conducted at locations worldwide from 2018 to 2020.

The upcoming programme follows the successful series of aviation safety programmes for DGCAs under Annex 1 of the MOU. Eight runs of this programme were held in Canada (ICAO Headquarters), Cabo Verde, Hong Kong, Jamaica, Singapore and Turkey between 2014 and 2017 and attended by over 160 senior aviation officials from more than 90 countries.

During WCACEF, an MOU on research collaboration between the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) and the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) was also signed today.

The MOU provides the framework for both organisations to collaborate and engage in areas including the nurturing of a pool of local and global experts in Singapore and build up a pipeline of researchers who can contribute to aviation and ATM development in Singapore and the Asia Pacific region.