CAAS and DFS Aviation Services collaborate on ATM-related activities

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed by the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) and DFS Aviation Services, the commercial subsidiary of the German air navigation service provider, DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung, for the two organisations to collaborate on air traffic management (ATM)-related activities.

Acknowledging the collaboration as part of ongoing efforts to enhance ATM safety and efficiency, Kevin Shum, director-general of CAAS, said: “Asia is one of the fastest growing air transport regions in the world today. This MoU will enable our organisations to explore and develop more innovative solutions to accommodate aviation growth.”

The partnership will enable CAAS and DFS Aviation Services to further optimise safety management systems, benchmark performance indicators, as well as develop future air traffic management concepts, solutions and technologies.

Klaus-Dieter Scheurle, Chairman and CEO of DFS added his support for the collaboration saying: “Singapore is a central hub in Asia. The German airspace is among the busiest and most complex airspaces in Europe. I am convinced that we will be able to mutually and viably share our experiences.”

Scheurle was joined by DFS Aviation Services’ managing director, Oliver Cristinetti, who stated “we are delighted that the existing joint work between our two organisations is being intensified. I believe that the knowledge and project experience we have acquired around the world as well as our know-how from the busy airports of London Gatwick and Edinburgh will prove useful for our co-operations.”

Header image: Mr Soh Poh Theen, Deputy Director-General (Air Navigation Services), Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS), with Mr Oliver Cristinetti, Managing Director, DFS Aviation Services.

Written by: Chloe Greenbank

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