The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) and the UK Civil Aviation Authority will step up collaboration in aviation safety, sustainability, training, innovation and horizon scanning, including exchanging details of vertiport standards and pilot licensing, and collaborate on the creation of regulatory roadmaps for Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) and Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS), according to a press statement of earlier today.
“On aviation safety, the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore and the UK Civil Aviation Authority will be conducting technical visits to validate each other’s safety systems and work towards mutual acceptance in airworthiness certification, whereby the regulatory approval issued by one authority to organisations for aircraft and product modifications will be accepted as equivalent to the approval issued by the other party,” said the release. “This will help the two aviation sectors streamline regulatory requirements and lower costs.
On horizon scanning, the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore and the UK Civil Aviation Authority will work together to identify emerging trends, threats and opportunities relating to air travel demand post-COVID.
These include the emergence of new technology and changes in the operating environments, so as to better prepare their respective aviation sectors for the future, particularly in the areas of industry development and regulatory response.
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