Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority signs Training Agreement with the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore


8th February 2018

Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority (RCAA) and the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) signed a Training Agreement yesterday to establish a framework for training and professional development programmes that will be delivered by CAAS’ training arm, the Singapore Aviation Academy (SAA). Under the Agreement, SAA will work closely with RCAA to co-organise training programmes based on international aviation requirements and industry best practices, with the aim of developing human resource capacity in Rwanda’s civil aviation sectorThe Agreement was signed by Mr Silas Udahemuka, Director General of RCAA, and Mr Kevin Shum, Director General of CAAS.  

“Partnering with the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore will impart aviation knowledge and skills in our nascent human resource, which is a much needed building block for Rwanda to steadily achieve the required standards for a safe and secure aviation industry. The collaboration is also in line with ICAO Next Generation of Aviation Professionals initiative seeking to ensure that enough qualified and competent personnel are available to sustain the global growth of the aviation industry, said Mr Silas Udahemuka. 

Mr Kevin Shum commented, “The civil aviation sector in Rwanda is emerging and it is important to attract and train more aviation personnel to support the rapid growth in this region. In this regard, the signing of the new training Agreement is an affirmation of CAAS’ commitment to the development of aviation human capital for the advancement of international civil aviation.” 

 Mr Silas Udahemuka is in Singapore to visit Singapore Airshow 2018, Asia’s largest aerospace and defence event held from 6 to 11 February 2018. 


About the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) 

The mission of the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) is to “Grow a safe, vibrant air hub and civil aviation system, making a key contribution to Singapore’s success”.  CAAS’ roles are to oversee and promote safety in the aviation industry, develop the air hub and aviation industry, provide air navigation services, develop Singapore as a centre for aviation knowledge and training, and contribute to the development of international aviation.  


About the Singapore Aviation Academy 

Founded in 1958, the Singapore Aviation Academy (SAA) is the training arm of CAAS. Over the past 50 years, SAA has established itself as a renowned centre of learning in aviation. It currently conducts over 110 different programmes annually in aviation management, air traffic services, aviation safety and security, and airport emergency services to address training needs of aviation professionals at all levels. In 2000, SAA was conferred the prestigious Edward Warner Award by the Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) for its eminent contribution as a centre of excellence in international civil aviation training. To date, SAA has trained over 110,000 programme participants, of which 33,000 are international participants from more than 200 countries and territories. For more information, visit