Singapore Moves to Improve Air Traffic Management

February 2023

Singapore is planning to implement a new air traffic management (ATM) system in the latter half of the decade to manage the projected increase in flights and reduce delays. The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) intends to purchase the new system in the mid-2020s. The implementation of the new system is expected to result in a smoother flying experience, reduce congestion and pollution caused by air traffic, lower labor costs, and reduce the workload of air traffic controllers.

The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) intends to purchase the new ATM system in the mid-2020s and roll it out in the latter half of the decade. The new system is expected to improve the flying experience of passengers by reducing delays and improving the management of air traffic. It is also likely to reduce congestion, pollution and labor costs while lowering the workload of around 500 air traffic controllers. In December, CAAS called for consultancy services to acquire a new ATM system that will be evaluated against industry best practices in design, resilience, safety and cyber security. CAAS is looking to replace its current ATM system, the Long Range Radar and Display System III, with a new system before the end of its life in the late 2020s.

The CAAS is expanding the Singapore Air Traffic Control Centre in Changi to make room for the new air traffic management (ATM) system. The center, which provides approach and area control services for aircraft operating in the Republic’s Flight Information Region (FIR), is one of three air traffic control facilities in Singapore.

(Source: The Straits Times)

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