Hosting of the first-ever ICAO Regional Safety Management Symposium for Asia-Pacific and Middle Eastern States

23 April 2018


SAA was pleased to work with ICAO to host and support the ICAO Regional Safety Management Symposium for Asia-Pacific and Middle Eastern States, 23 – 24 April 2018, in Singapore. The aim of the Symposiums was to promote the use of risk-based safety management approaches by ICAO state members, of which a total of 133 international participants attended.

This latest series of safety management events aimed to assist States to make progress in their transitions from reactive to predictive safety analysis and planning, to raise awareness on key safety management concepts among their aviation leaders, and to discuss the newest guidance contained in ICAO’s soon-to-be-released 4th Edition of its Safety Management Manual (Doc 9859), including the benefits expected from its companion online information and sharing platform.

“We are pleased to work with ICAO to host and support this important and timely safety management event in Singapore,” commented Mr Kevin Shum, Director-General of the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore. “New technologies and processes have tremendous potential to further improve the safety of air travel. The symposium will offer aviation safety experts and professionals the opportunity to learn about, and exchange views on global best practices, and ensure continuing improvements to aviation’s safety record.”