The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) is
actively recruiting to fill more than 400 new job positions for
professionals, managers, executives and technical officers for the
upcoming corporatisation of Singapore Changi Airport and the
restructuring of the existing CAAS.
The vacancies are in both the
restructured CAAS (‘NewCAA’) and the new airport company (‘NewCo’).
From 1 July 2009, CAAS’ existing functions will be split between
NewCAA and NewCo, with NewCAA undertaking the role of the
regulator to drive the regulatory functions including Aviation
Safety and Airworthiness.
The NewCAA will also provide air
traffic services, conduct International Relations, partner
government bodies like the Economic Development Board in the
promotion and development of the aviation industry and Singapore
as an air hub. Another focus area is the development of the
Singapore Aviation Academy into a world class centre for
knowledge sharing and international standard aviation related
For NewCo, it will assume the role of an
airport operator and will undertake operational functions focusing
on airport operations and management, operations and airport
emergency services. Investments in foreign airports will also
be under the ambit of the NewCo.
effort for the 400 vacancies is targeted at professionals with
tertiary qualifications such as engineers, accountants and
managers to undertake key roles in the strategic, regulatory
and airport operations functions as well as executives and
technical officers for administrative and technical building
The current 1,800 CAAS staff have been
assigned to NewCAA or NewCo based on job functions, with about 600
and 1200 staffs respectively.
Mr Lim Kim Choon, CAAS
Director-General and Chief Executive Officer said, “The
objective of corporatisation is to enhance Changi Airport’s
competitiveness and strengthen our aviation hub status. The corporatisation and restructuring exercise seeks to create two
equally strong entities with a good share of its current
talents so that they are able to operate smoothly upon
separation. In addition, the corporatisation process presents new
employment opportunities as the new entities create over 400 new
positions to augment the existing CAAS’ staff strength.”
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