Singapore Aviation Academy gets a new advisory board

Singapore Aviation Academy gets a new advisory board

New Delhi: A new 10-member advisory board has been set up to chart the strategic direction of the Singapore Aviation Academy (SAA).

The SAA Advisory Board (SAB) was launched by CAAS’ director general and CEO, Lim Kim Choon.

It aims to guide SAA to meet the challenges ahead and enhance its contribution in human resource development to the international civil aviation community.

Comprising 10 industry leaders and academic experts, it is chaired by Wong Woon Liong, CAAS’ former director general and current senior director of the Changi Airport Advisory Group.

SAB’s formation is timely, given the strong growth experienced by the aviation industry, fuelling an increased demand for aviation training. It will help SAA identify new growth areas and improve its programme design and curriculum development.

The members bring with them a wealth of varied expertise in regulatory, academic and industry backgrounds relevant to aviation.

Speaking at the launch, CAAS’ director general and CEO, Lim Kim Choon said, “civil aviation today is going through exciting and tumultuous change. While global growth and increasing air transport liberalization have spurred expansion, the industry also faces unprecedented challenges.

These challenges, coupled with growth in civil aviation, drive strong demand for training not only in specialized areas such as safety management, but also in general management areas. For example, airports’ greater focus on competition and good service has sparked a growing demand for training in aviation management and leadership best practices."