Singapore has established a State Safety Programme
(SSP) designed to enhance safety management in the aviation
The SSP is in line with the ICAO’s
Global Aviation Safety Plan (GASP), which sets out a strategy
towards continuous improvement of aviation safety globally.
The SSP will enable Singapore to manage safety
risks in aviation more effectively by strengthening safety
management at the State level.
The programme also augments the
current ICAO requirement for aviation organisations to establish
an effective safety management system.
Key outcomes include the
development of safety enhancement strategies, better safety
performance metrics supported by data collection and analysis, and
holistic management of aviation safety along the entire aviation
Mr Kevin Shum, Director-General of Civil
Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS), said, “We are constantly
looking to improve aviation safety. To do so, it is very important
for us to work closely together as one aviation community. We are
pleased with the support and commitment from the aviation
community to support the SSP, establish key safety priorities and
implement safety improvement initiatives to ensure a high standard
of aviation safety.”
In supporting SSP, States are required to
establish a process to conduct safety investigations into aviation
occurrences in accordance with protocols set out by ICAO.
Transport Safety Investigation Bureau (TSIB), an independent
investigation authority in Singapore, is the agency responsible
for this function. Mr Chong Chow Wah, Director of TSIB, said,
“TSIB is committed to working closely with CAAS and other
stakeholders to implement the SSP for the improvement of
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