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Singapore has been re-elected into the Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), at the 38th Session of the ICAO Assembly in Montréal, Canada, on September 28.
SINGAPORE: Singapore has been re-elected into the Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), at the 38th Session of the ICAO Assembly in Montréal, Canada, on September 28.
Minister for Transport Lui Tuck Yew, who led the Singapore delegation to the ICAO Assembly, said: "We are honoured to be re-elected into the ICAO Council. We will continue to contribute actively to the advancement of the ICAO's objectives of promoting safety, security, efficiency and environmental protection in civil aviation."
Singapore was first elected to the Council of the ICAO in 2003, at an extraordinary Assembly session convened to fill three new Council seats.
Subsequently, Singapore was re-elected in 2004, 2007, and 2010 at the Assembly sessions held every three years.
Singapore currently holds leadership positions in 16 ICAO expert bodies and working groups, and contributes in over 90 ICAO expert groups to help shape international standards in areas ranging from aviation safety, aviation security, airport operations, and air traffic management, to aviation environmental protection, air law, and aviation medicine.
As part of its mission to promote human capital development for the global civil aviation community, the Singapore Aviation Academy (SAA) of the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) provides a wide range of specialised aviation training programmes for civil aviation professionals worldwide.
Many of these programmes are on fellowships from the ICAO and the Singapore government.
The Transport Ministry said through the SAA and its partnerships with other leading international aviation organisations and academic institutions, Singapore has created numerous platforms for aviation leaders and academics to exchange views and formulate new ideas for the advancement of the civil aviation sector.