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CAAS and EASA sign Memorandum of Understanding on Urban Air Mobility
18 October 2022, Singapore/Cologne
Agreement seeks to achieve common goal of promoting urban air mobility, such as air taxis, through establishing standards for the certification and operation of electric aircraft
The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) and the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to collaborate on urban air mobility to support the development, deployment and safe operation of vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft. The agreement was signed by Mr Han Kok Juan, Director-General of CAAS and Mr Luc Tytgat, Strategy and Safety Management Director, EASA on 18 October 2022, on the side-lines of the inaugural European Union–Asia Symposium on Unmanned Aircraft Systems and Urban Air Mobility. Read more...
EU-SEA APP kicks off support to CAAT in the field of Hot Air Balloons
10 August 2022, Thailand
EU-SEA APP expert Matthias Borgmeier met this week with officials from the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) at the premises of the EASA Project Office in Bangkok to kick off the project’s support in the field of hot air balloons.
The EU-SEA APP is helping CAAT review the current set-up for hot air balloons in Thailand, providing advice and support to ensure the safe and proportionate regulatory oversight of hot air balloon operations.
EU supports Indonesia in its ambitions for safer and greener aviation
19 May 2022, Singapore
Flights to Bajawa and Larantuka in Indonesia are now provided by Performance Based Navigation (PBN) procedures and are greener to fly, as well as the flight to Atambua which is in the final stage, thanks to work performed by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) in cooperation with the Directorate General for Civil Aviation in Indonesia (DGCA Indonesia).
PBN, which uses satellites and on-board equipment to help pilots with navigation, is now available for these three airports. PBN allows aircraft to operate safely to and from airports in difficult weather environments and cases where the geography is challenging. It also improves operational efficiency, thereby reducing aviation’s environmental impact. Patrick Ky, Executive Director of EASA visited ATRpremises in Singapore on 18 May 2022 to fly the PBN routes developed with the support of the European Union (EU) for Indonesia’s Atambua, Bajawa and Larantuka airports using an ATR flight simulator. Read more...
The newly appointed EASA Representative for Singapore, David Waller (centre) and his colleagues Luigi Preti, Maintenance Organisation Approval Expert / EASA International Officer in Singapore (left) and Marisa Dharudyo, Assistant (right).
New EASA representative in Singapore to further strengthen partnership in the region
David Waller has been appointed as the new Representative of the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) in Singapore to further strengthen the partnership between the European Union (EU) and civil aviation stakeholders in South East Asia, the Pacific and Australasia.
David’s objective is to support the EU’s partnership with both civil aviation authorities and the aviation industry in these regions. As well as supporting the EU in its outreach to regional stakeholders, he is similarly there to help regional stakeholders’ connect with the EU.
In particular his work will support the three EU-funded technical cooperation projects being implemented in South East Asia: the ARISE Plus Civil Aviation Project which supports ASEAN, the EU-South East Asia Aviation Partnership Project which supports safety and institutional relations, and the EU-SEA CCCA CORSIA project which mitigates the climate change impact of civil aviation.
David is located at the EASA Singapore Office, which is based at the EU delegation to Singapore, and which builds on the well-established partnership between EASA and the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS).
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