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Singapore inks MOU with international aviation body to promote aviation training

Published on Feb 5, 2013 11:31 AM
Mr Roberto Kobeh González (left) and Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew sign a Memorandum of Understanding between Singapore and ICAO on the Developing Country Training Programme. -- PHOTO: CIVIL AVIATION AUTHORITY OF SINGAPORE

Singapore has signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) to promote aviation training.

Under the memorandum, Singapore will extend a programme that provides training fellowships by three years, till 2016. The number of fellowships under the ICAO-Singapore Developing Country Training Programme will also increase from 180 to 250.

In addition, a new Aviation Leaders Scholarship will be introduced with up to six scholarships awarded over three years for the Diploma in Civil Aviation Management at the Singapore Aviation Academy.

The signing took place Tuesday morning at the opening ceremony of the fourth World Civil Aviation Chief Executives Forum. Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew delivered the welcome address for the forum.