Rwanda, Singapore sign aviation training agreement
Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority (RCAA) and the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) have signed an agreement that will see the latter train Rwandan officials in the aviation industry.
According to the agreement that was signed in Singapore on Wednesday, the training will be conducted in Rwanda by officials from 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 sector as well as regional countries and beyond.
The agreement was signed by Silas Udahemuka, the Director General of RCAA, and 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 Udahemuka.
Mr Kevin Shum said that 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,” he is quoted in the statement.
The Singapore Aviation Academy was founded in 1958 and has previously been conferred upon 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.
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