- The new course for aviation leaders will touch on the lessons learned from the Covid-19 pandemic, with a focus on aviation safety, sustainability, technology and cybersecurity
- The training programme will target the Directors-General of Civil Aviation of ICAO’s 193 Member States
Ahead of this year’s Asia Pacific Airline Training Symposium (APATS) in August, a new agreement has been reached between ICAO and the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) for the global delivery of an aviation recovery and resilience training programme for aviation leaders, which will accelerate the restoration of air services through improving alignment with international best practices.
The agreement was signed in Singapore by ICAO Secretary General Juan Carlos Salazar and the Director-General of the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) Han Kok Juan. The training programme will target the Directors-General of Civil Aviation (DGCAs) of ICAO’s 193 Member States. CAAS will lead the programme development, while ICAO will contribute its subject-matter expertise and review the content. It will cover lessons learnt from the Covid-19 pandemic crisis, with a particular focus on aviation safety, sustainability, technology and cybersecurity.
“Singapore is deeply honoured to be able to partner with the ICAO in leadership training on aviation recovery and building resilience,” added Han Kok Juan. “The partnership is a recognition of Singapore’s expertise and experience and testament to Singapore’s commitment to contribute to global aviation recovery and human capital development.”
The first delivery of the programme is currently scheduled to take place in Singapore on 18 and 19 May 2022, with further deliveries foreseen to take place later this year. The agreement provides for the delivery of the training at multiple locations worldwide to facilitate access to States in all ICAO regions.