CAAS and EASA cooperate to harmonise aviation health and safety measures for air travel between Singapore and Europe

24/07/2020

The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) and European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) have concluded a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) on aviation health safety measures in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Under the MoC, both parties commit to work together to validate and harmonise aviation health safety measures for air travel, with the common objectives of protecting the health and safety of passengers, air crew and airport staff, and strengthening traveller confidence to facilitate the recovery of air travel between Singapore and Europe.

The MoC also provides for CAAS and EASA to support the participation of Singapore Airlines (SIA) and Changi Airport Group (CAG) in the EASA Aviation Industry Charter (AIC). This AIC has been launched by EASA to promote the implementation of operational guidelines1 developed by EASA and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), to assist aircraft and airport
operators in protecting the health and safety of passengers, crew and staff whilst maintaining safe and secure operations. As participants of the AIC, SIA and CAG commit to implement these operational guidelines for air services between Singapore and European cities.

Mr Kevin Shum, Director-General of CAAS, said, “Amidst serious challenges posed by COVID-19, this collaboration with EASA is timely and crucial in supporting the ongoing efforts by the aviation industry to protect public health, ensure safety of travellers and aviation workers, and boost confidence in air travel. CAAS is committed to working together with EASA to facilitate the resumption of air services between Singapore and Europe.”

Mr Patrick Ky, Executive Director of EASA, said, “This cooperation with CAAS on aviation health safety measures in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic, bolstered by the signing of the Aviation Industry Charter for COVID-19 by Singapore Airlines and Changi Airport, is a significant step forward in increasing passenger confidence for travel between Europe and Singapore. It underlines that in the international business of aviation, it is important to create a harmonised process to ensure passenger safety anywhere on the global network. We are delighted to reinforce our partnership with CAAS and to welcome Singapore’s key aviation industry players to the group of operators committing to implement our guidelines for safe travel.”

The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) and European Union AviationSafety Agency (EASA) have concluded a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) onaviation health safety measures in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic.2. Under the MoC, both parties commit to work together to validate and harmoniseaviation health safety measures for air travel, with the common objectives of protectingthe health and safety of passengers, air crew and airport staff, and strengtheningtraveller confidence to facilitate the recovery of air travel between Singapore andEurope.3. The MoC also provides for CAAS and EASA to support the participation ofSingapore Airlines (SIA) and Changi Airport Group (CAG) in the EASA AviationIndustry Charter (AIC). This AIC has been launched by EASA to promote the2implementation of operational guidelines1 developed by EASA and the EuropeanCentre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), to assist aircraft and airportoperators in protecting the health and safety of passengers, crew and staff whilstmaintaining safe and secure operations. As participants of the AIC, SIA and CAGcommit to implement these operational guidelines for air services between Singaporeand European cities.4. Mr Kevin Shum, Director-General of CAAS, said, “Amidst serious challengesposed by COVID-19, this collaboration with EASA is timely and crucial in supportingthe ongoing efforts by the aviation industry to protect public health, ensure safety oftravellers and aviation workers, and boost confidence in air travel. CAAS is committedto working together with EASA to facilitate the resumption of air services betweenSingapore and Europe.”5. Mr Patrick Ky, Executive Director of EASA, said, “This cooperation with CAASon aviation health safety measures in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic, bolsteredby the signing of the Aviation Industry Charter for COVID-19 by Singapore Airlinesand Changi Airport, is a significant step forward in increasing passenger confidencefor travel between Europe and Singapore. It underlines that in the internationalbusiness of aviation, it is important to create a harmonised process to ensurepassenger safety anywhere on the global network. We are delighted to reinforce ourpartnership with CAAS and to welcome Singapore’s key aviation industry players tothe group of operators committing to implement our guidelines for safe travel.”

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