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Singapore Foreign Minister urges India to liberalize aviation sector

Singapore Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan encouraged India to liberalize its aviation sector, to raise the country’s tourism industry up and aid in the development of Asia’s third largest economy. Balakrishnan spoke at the event hosted by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) lobby group and advocated a “global multilateral rules based order based on global economic integration and openness” with the United States, China and India evolving as the most …

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Singapore and Hungary agree to boost cooperation in aviation sector

Singapore and Hungary have signed on to improve economic cooperation along with a partnership in aviation. According to Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, relations between the two nations have been on the rise, and bilateral trade has expanded, exceeding S$1.14 billion last year. Lee made the comment during a joint press conference where Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban joined him after the signing of the agreements. Apart from agreements in …

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Singapore extends cooperation agreement on airworthiness standards to U.S. and Europe

The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) recently increased its number of international cooperative agreements, after agreeing to a Working Arrangement on Airworthiness Certification in partnership with the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), and Maintenance Agreement Guidance (MAG) with the FAA. The CAAS-EASA Working Arrangement holds roots from a Memorandum of Understanding signed in February 2012 and lays down procedures for each authority to validate and accept the other’s design …

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Singapore closes Open skies agreement with Armenia

Singapore finalized an Open Skies Agreement (OSA) with Armenia as it expands its market reach across the globe. Under the agreement, airlines of Singapore and Armenia will be able to operate services between both countries with no restrictions on route schedule, capacity, frequency, and aircraft type. Additionally, cargo carriers from the two states will be able to base their aircraft in the other party for operations to any third country. …

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Singapore: “Safe and secure” air travel must be given top priority

With terrorism sowing fear to air passengers across the globe, more emphasis must be placed on ensuring “safe and secure” air travel for passengers, said Singapore’s Minister for Education (Schools) and Second Minister for Transport Ng Chee Meng. Aviation security has to be given top billing even as the aviation sector prepares for growth with Airbus and Boeing forecasting a 4% rise each year in air traffic. “We will have …

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Singapore and Belize sign Open Skies pact

Singapore and Belize have agreed to an Open Skies agreement, paving the way for more market opportunities for both countries. Coordinating Minister for Infrastructure and Minister for Transport Khaw Boon Wan signed the agreement with Belize’s Minister of Tourism and Civil Aviation Jose Manuel Heredia. The pact authorizes airlines to fly between both counties and to any third country, without any restrictions on capacity, frequency, aircraft type and routing schedules. …

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Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore unveils Air Industry Transformation Map

The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) raised the curtains on its Air Industry Transformation Map (ITM), which details their plans to transform the city-state’s aviation sector. The CAAS’ mid to long term plans include a new air transport undergraduate degree program, a “Smart Tower” for air traffic controllers to manage live air traffic, autonomous systems to move passengers, baggage and cargo in airports, wearable technology for ground staff to …

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Singapore, Vietnam discuss to improve air ties

Singapore and Vietnam are discussing measures that would improve air connectivity between their countries in a bid to boost trade and tourism. Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, who was in Vietnam for a four-day visit, and his Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Xuan Phuc agreed that there, was room to boost passenger and cargo traffic. Lee noted that the ease of travel and trade barriers had greatly benefited both countries. An …

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