On February 10 the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) unveiled the nation’s new air traffic control centre (SATCC). A simple ceremony was held during the Singapore Airshow Aviation Leadership Summit 2014 lunch, with Singapore’s Minister for Transport Mr Lui Tuck Yew and CAAS Director-General, Mr Yap Ong Heng officiating.
The CAAS says the new centre represents a: “quantum leap in the capacity and ability” of CAAS in providing high quality air navigation services for the safety and efficiency of the growing, more complex air traffic in the Singapore Flight Information Region (FIR). CAAS adds that the new centre makes it: “future-ready” to manage the projected significantly higher and more complex traffic.
The SATCC is equipped with a state-of-the-art LORADS III air traffic management system, developed by Thales, which, CAAS says delivers: “a generational shift in operational capabilities and robustness.”