The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has officially opened a regional office in Singapore which will be competent for the entire South-East Asia region.
The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has officially opened a regional office in Singapore. Inaugurated on 11th October, EASA’s Singapore office will strengthen the well-established partnership between the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) and EASA, and will support the aviation industry from Singapore and Europe. The regional office will also be competent for the entire South-East Asia region.
Singapore and the South-East Asia region have become key actors on the global aviation scene and key partners for Europe, EASA explains. In particular, the European aviation industry has significant manufacturing, training, maintenance, repair and overhaul activities and needs support from the authorities in order to facilitate business opportunities.
Singapore is the 4th EASA regional office after Washington (USA), Montreal (Canada) and Beijing (China). The office will be composed of 2 permanent staff members. The inauguration took place in presence of Loh Ngai Seng, Singapore Permanent Secretary of Transport; Barbara Plinkert, Ambassador-designate of the EU Delegation to Singapore; Henrik Hololei, Director General for Mobility and Transport at the European Commission; and Patrick Ky, Executive Director of EASA.
In July, the CAAS and EASA signed a working arrangement aimed at reducing regulatory compliance cost and facilitating more business opportunities for companies in Singapore and Europe.