Singapore inks sustainable aviation pacts with USA, UK

Singapore inks sustainable aviation pacts with USA, UK

Singapore signed a bilateral cooperation agreement with the US Department of Transport while expanding its Open Skies Agreement with the UK to include environmental protection.

Both agreements were presented on the sidelines of the 41st ICAO conference in Montreal, where Singapore reiterated its commitment to developing an air travel system.

The memorandum of understanding signed by the US Department of Transportation provides for the two countries to cooperate in aviation and exchange information. Areas that require bipartisan cooperation are law enforcement, labor reform, and industrial development.

The US and Singapore are also cooperating on Advanced Aviation Fuel (SAF) research and development and SAF testing.

Both sides aim to “explore the scope, cost, technical and commercial aspects of establishing green routes between Singapore and the United States, and encourage customers such as corporates and private travelers to gradually deploy SAF aircraft,” the civilian added. . Aviation Authority of Singapore.

Singapore’s Minister of Transport, S Iswaran, who represented the city-state at the ICAO meeting, says: “Singapore and the United States share the same interests in promoting the sustainability of aviation, especially as climate change is a global issue that directly affects international aviation. Government action and collaboration between the government and the private sector to facilitate global climate change and essential for support.

In particular, Singapore expanded its Open Skies Agreement with the UK to include environmental protection as a new area of ​​cooperation. This follows the establishment of an aviation committee between CAAS and the UK Civil Aviation Authority to look at emerging green technology and decarbonization initiatives.

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