On 4 January 2013, Singapore Aviation Academy (SAA) presented a talk on Drops of Jupiter: Commercial Spaceflight, International Law and Sailing Across the Sun. Sharing the session with us was Dr Gérardine Goh Escolar, an Associate Legal Officer at the International Court of Justice. She is also an Associate Research Fellow at the Faculty of Law, Leiden University and Legal Assistant to H.E. Judge Sir Christopher Greenwood, CMG QC.
The session shared on the legal, regulatory and policy challenges that arise in establishing and maintaining a commercial space industry in Singapore. These challenges carry significant legal and regulatory requirements. Issues raised include the applicability of international air and space law, environmental considerations, safety and liability, the establishment of national space legislation, and State responsibility for such activities in outer space. A total of 23 professionals from the airline and airport industries, as well as legal personnel attended the talk.
About the SAA Aviation Insight Series
The SAA Aviation Insight Series is an Academy initiative to engage the aviation community, which is in line with its role as a focal point for the exchange of insights and experiences in aviation. The Series features talks by accomplished aviation leaders and experts, addressing the most salient issues and opportunities faced by civil aviation, in an interactive style. Speakers are drawn from across Singapore and International aviation system, from regulators, governments, international organizations and academia. Talk attendees comprise of the top leadership and management corps from the Singapore aviation community.