CAAS Director-General appointed Asia Pacific chair of CANSO


Mr Han Kok Juan, Director-General, Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS), was appointed Chair of the Asia Pacific Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation (CANSO) CEO Committee and member of the CANSO Executive Committee on 19 August 2021 for a two-year term.

Established in 2008, the CANSO CEO Committee for the Asia Pacific region comprises 21 air navigation service providers. It governs and directs the work of CANSO Asia Pacific within the framework of CANSO’s global policies and positions.

The key priorities for CANSO Asia Pacific in the coming years include safety, operational efficiency and capacity building. It works closely with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), States, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and other industry partners to achieve the vision of a safe and harmonised sky in the Asia Pacific region. The CANSO Asia Pacific office is based in Singapore.

In his opening remarks as Chair at the Asia Pacific CANSO CEO Committee meeting on 19 August 2021, Mr Han said, “I am deeply honoured by the appointment. International aviation is cross-border; no country can work in isolation. As air traffic recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic, I look forward to strengthening collaboration amongst air navigation service providers in the region to facilitate safe return to service and to develop new concepts and technologies to make flying more efficient and sustainable.”

Mr Simon Hocquard, Director-General of CANSO said, “CANSO welcomes Kok Juan as the Chair of the Asia Pacific CANSO CEO Committee and member of the CANSO Executive Committee. CAAS has always played a key role in cross-border air navigation service enhancement in the Asia Pacific. The region will benefit from his leadership. His membership to the Executive Committee is also timely as CANSO embarks on the new direction of shaping our future skies. His insights will help CANSO anticipate the future and add value to the industry.”

CANSO Asia-Pacific