Asia-Pacific Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS)

31 May - 1 Jun, 2016 Singapore Aviation Academy, Singapore 1 Aviation Drive Singapore

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About the Symposium | Who Should Attend | Programme | Accomodation and Useful Travel Information

About the Symposium
The symposium brings together key regulatory and industry leaders to discuss on a range of pertinent RPAS issues as well as share on some best practices. The event itself will centre on five key themes: Emerging Technologies, Airworthiness and Certification, Training and Licensing, Integration of RPAS in Manned and Cross-National Airspace, and Enforcement, Liability and Insurance.


Who Should Attend

Officers from National Aviation Authorities and Air Navigation Service Providers who are interested in learning from leading regulatory and industry RPAS experts.


For more information or enquiries, please contact Ms Farah Mohan,

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0900Opening and Introduction
  • Mr Kevin Shum, Director-General, Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS)
0910Opening Session: Breaking Frontiers - Envisioning a Future with Fully Integrated RPAS Operations
  • Ms Leslie Cary, RPAS Programme Officer, ICAO
  • Mr Paul Fallow, CANSO member, Head of Service Delivery, Airways New Zealand
  • Airbus
  • DJI
  • Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand
1040Tea Break
1100Session 1: What Makes a Safe RPAS? The Road Towards Certification and Airworthiness Standards
This session will focus on the airworthiness and certification aspects of RPAS regulations, including some of the issues faced by States and leading OEMs in developing their requirements and standards, possible means of addressing these challenges as well as their key takeaways and best practices.
  • Mr Sam Twala, Senior Systems Engineer, South Africa JARUS representative
  • Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
  • DJI
  • 3D Robotics
  • Mr Tan Kah Han, Director (Airworthiness and Flight Operations), CAAS
​Possible Discussion Topics
  • What are the key areas in certification and airworthiness that need to be addressed?
  • Should weight of the RPAS be the main determinant or the type of operations? How different are the considerations from that of manned aircraft?
  • What progress has been made so far, and what are some of the best practices that we can apply?
  • In the development of certification and airworthiness standards, should the industry or regulators take the lead?
  • How effective have private-public research projects been in supporting the development of this area of regulations?
1400Site Visits
  • Research Institute: Air Traffic Management Research Institute, Nanyang Technological University
  • Industry Player
1800Networking Reception at SAA
2000End of Day 1


Accomodation And Useful Travel Information

Names of HotelSingle room/nightRemarks/Validity Period
Village Hotel ChangiSuperior
S$ 210 nett
Inclusive breakfast
Grand Mercure RoxySuperior
S$ 220 nett
Inclusive breakfast
Village Hotel Albert CourtSuperior
S$ 240 nett
Inclusive breakfast


Asia-Pacific Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS)

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