Alexandria, VA, August 30, 2011 — The Flight Safety Foundation (FSF) and the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) announced today that the Foundation’s 64th annual International Air Safety Seminar (IASS) will be held in Singapore from November 1–3, 2011. CAAS will host the seminar, and the event is supported by the Singapore Exhibition and Convention Bureau.
More than 400 aviation safety professionals are expected to attend these three days of seminars on global aviation safety issues. “We’re very pleased to present this year’s IASS seminar in Singapore,” stated FSF President and CEO, William R. Voss. “In addition to the usual high-quality technical presentations, we’ll have panels and keynote speakers of broad interest . This will be a valuable seminar covering important issues for anyone in the aviation business.”
Topics at this year’s IASS will include some of the most timely issues facing aviation, such as how to handle fatigue and pilot training, as well as a close look at global challenges. Two panel discussions will examine runway excursions and functional check flights. IASS reaches an international community, representing more than 50 countries each year. It also includes a trade show with industry vendors and sponsors.
“Singapore and CAAS are pleased to host the Flight Safety Foundation’s 64th International Air Safety Seminar,” said Yap Ong Heng, Director-General, CAAS. “The IASS, a longstanding and hallmark event of the FSF, is garnering ever increasing participation. It provides a useful platform for the global aviation community to share insights, views and thoughts on addressing aviation safety issues. With the involvement of all the stakeholders, it is a significant contribution to maintaining and enhancing aviation safety as air transport continues to grow globally. With our commitment to cultivating a strong safety culture across the aviation community, CAAS is honoured to partner with FSF in organizing this major international event.”
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Flight Safety Foundation is an independent, non-profit, international organization engaged in research, education, advocacy and publishing to improve aviation safety. The Foundation’s mission is to pursue the continuous improvement of global aviation safety and the prevention of accidents.
The Civil Aviation Authority of Singpore is a statutory board under the Ministry of Transport, Singapore. The mission of the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) is to “Grow a safe, vibrant air hub and civil aviation system, making a key contribution to Singapore’s success.” CAAS’ roles are to oversee and promote safety in the aviation industry, develop the air hub and aviation industry, provide air navigation services, develop Singapore as a centre for aviation knowledge and training, and contribute to the development of international aviation.
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