From 2 June 2015, members of the public and those who are interested in operating an unmanned aircraft in Singapore can go to the one-stop online portal on the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) website to check and apply for the necessary permits from CAAS, the Singapore Police Force (SPF) and/or the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA), before they operate an unmanned aircraft.
The Singapore Aviation Safety Seminars (SASS), organised by the Flight Safety Foundation and the Singapore Aviation Academy (SAA), will get underway Monday morning with a keynote address by renowned U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) human factors expert, Bill Johnson, Ph.D., and will continue throughout the week with presentations and discussions on a wide range of critical aviation safety topics. Johnson is Chief Scientific and Technical Advisor for Human Factors in Aircraft Maintenance Systems at FAA, and his keynote address is titled “The Endless and Necessary Attention to Human Performance in Engineering Safety.”
Jon Beatty, President and CEO of the Foundation, said on the eve of SASS that “Our SASS partnership with the Singapore Aviation Academy is one we value very highly. This event has gotten better each year and I am confident that 2016’s will be the best yet. I’d like to thank everyone at SAA and the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore who helped put this outstanding program together.”
“Thanks to the strong partnership with the Flight Safety Foundation, the Singapore Aviation Academy is pleased to host this series of aviation safety seminars,” said Tay Tiang Guan, Deputy Director-General, Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore. “The convergence of aviation safety experts at the Academy will facilitate crucial conversations on some of the key aviation safety challenges and issues affecting the industry. We look forward to the sharing of knowledge and exchange of ideas to enhance flight safety worldwide.”
Encl: Fact Sheet on Singapore Aviation Safety Seminars 2016