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 October 18, 2022, on the side-lines of the inaugural European Union–Asia Symposium on Unmanned Aircraft Systems and Urban Air Mobility.
Under the MOU, CAAS and EASA will collaborate in the following three areas:
Development of Regulatory Standards – Development of regulatory safety standards and related requirements for the certification and operation of VTOL aircraft, including the competencies of personnel involved in the operation of such aircraft, the certification requirements for operations in hot and humid environments and the requirements for personnel training organisations.
Outreach – Strategies for outreach to relevant stakeholders on urban air mobility including educational outreach to the public and the industry. Analysis on public attitudes towards urban air mobility and VTOL as a mode of transport in an urban environment.
Conferences and Other Activities – Joint organisation of conferences, workshops, talks and other activities on urban air mobility.
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