Singapore joined the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) as a Contracting State on 20 May 1966. The ICAO comprises member-governments which agree to abide by set standards and recommended practices to advance civil aviation.
To date, Singapore has taken part in over 100 ICAO expert bodies (holding leadership positions in 18 of them) to help shape international standards on a range of issues such as aviation safety and security, and aviation medicine.
In 2001, we established the ICAO-Singapore Developing Countries Training Programme to strengthen international technical cooperation and develop human resources, conducted by the Singapore Aviation Academy, the programme awards training fellowships to applicants nominated by their respective governments.
In the Asia-Pacific region, we chair the Asia/Pacific Air Navigation Planning and Implementation Regional Group. We are also a key member in its sub-groups working with regional states to restructure airways, improve airway capacities and enhance safety monitoring services.