SINGAPORE — The 4th annual Singapore Aviation Safety Seminar (SASS), jointly organized by Flight Safety Foundation and the Singapore Aviation Academy (SAA), a training arm of Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS), starts Monday afternoon in Singapore at SAA. The event is intended to provide a platform for aviation professionals to share the latest safety challenges, issues, developments and initiatives to raise the safety standards in the Asia Pacific region.
The theme of SASS 2018 is “Stepping Up Safety: Enabling Growth, Embracing New Technologies.”
This year’s SASS will cover four days — March 26–29 —with each day having its own focus. Following an opening ceremony featuring remarks from Tay Tiang Guan, deputy director-general, CAAS, and Mark Millam, vice president, technology, Flight Safety Foundation, Manjit Singh, deputy regional director of the International Civil Aviation Organization’s Asia and Pacific Office, will deliver the SASS keynote address. Day One also will include a presentation on data analytics and a panel discussion on methods of improving national safety performance through close collaboration between regulators and stakeholders.
Day Two’s flight operations seminar will cover new-generation avionics and systems; risk management of loss of control–in flight (LOC-I) and runway occurrences; and a panel discussion on lessons learned from accident and incident investigation.
Day Three’s engineering seminar will cover maintenance line operations safety assessments, repairs in new materials, and breakthroughs in manufacturing, as well as change management in aircraft maintenance activities.
This year’s SASS features a concurrent day-long engineering workshop on safety management tools, a flight operations workshop on go-around decision making and execution, and a flight operations workshop on common aviation risk issues.
The SASS 2018 main session will conclude Wednesday, and the flight operations workshop will conclude Thursday.
“We are excited to return to Singapore and SAA for our 4th annual SASS,” said Jon Beatty, president and CEO of Flight Safety Foundation. “The Foundation and SAA staffs work well together and have prepared another well-rounded and thought-provoking agenda. I want to thank our good friends at SAA and CAAS for all of their hard work and their commitment to hosting a premier aviation safety event.”
“We expect yet another record turnout at this year’s SASS,” said Tay. “Aviation safety remains top priority as air traffic continues to grow strongly in the Asia Pacific region. I look forward to the discussions on how regulators and industry can work together to embrace new technologies to enhance safety performance.”
SASS is ideal for aviation professionals involved in airline flight operations, safety and quality assurance functions; civil aviation authorities; maintenance, repair and overhaul organizations; fixed base operators; airframe, engine, system and component manufacturers; flight data monitoring service providers; educational institutions; airports; and air navigation service providers.
Confirmed sponsors for SASS 2018 are Aerobytes, Asia Flight Data Services, Association of Aerospace Industries (Singapore), CGE Risk Management Solutions, EVA Air, Inflight Warning Systems and Safety Line.
About Singapore Aviation Academy
Founded in 1958, the Singapore Aviation Academy (SAA) is the training arm of CAAS. Over the past 50 years, SAA has established itself as a renowned center of learning in aviation. It conducts over 110 different programs annually in aviation management, air traffic services, aviation safety and security, and airport emergency services to address training needs of aviation professionals at all levels. In 2000, SAA received the Edward Warner Award from the Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization for its contributions as a center of excellence in international civil aviation training. To date, SAA has trained over 120,000 program participants, including 28,000 international participants from more than 200 countries and territories. For more information, visit www.saa.com.sg.
About Flight Safety Foundation
Flight Safety Foundation is an independent, nonprofit, international organization engaged in research, education, advocacy and publishing to improve aviation safety. The Foundation’s mission is to connect, influence and lead global aviation safety.
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