CAAS to use NATS air navigation services capabilities

27 April 2015 (Last Updated April 27th, 2015 18:30)

Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) has awarded a contract to UK-based air traffic management company NATS for the enhancement of its air navigation services capabilities.

Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) has awarded a contract to UK-based air traffic management company NATS for the enhancement of its air navigation services capabilities.

NATS won the contract following a competitive bid which included four other international groups. It will further the work that is already being carried out for the last four years along with CAAS.

The service provider will work on air traffic management operations, air traffic control training, safety management and analytics and research.

"Air travel in Southeast Asia is continuing to grow and Singapore is perfectly placed to drive and support these favourable economic conditions."

Under the air traffic management operations, NATS will give practical assistance which will equip controllers with the required skills for high intensity operations on two runways, besides preparing for air traffic control on three runways. The air traffic control training will help to improve the training practices of controllers.

CAAS will also make use of NATS safety expertise for risk management and safety assurance enhancements and will measure the effectiveness of their operations by sharing data analysis tools and techniques.

NATS managing director services Catherine Mason said: "Singapore is a major aviation hub in Southeast Asia. We are therefore honoured to get the chance to work with the CAAS on air traffic management there and look forward to working together to help with airport expansion plans and third runway activity.

"Air travel in Southeast Asia is continuing to grow and Singapore is perfectly placed to drive and support these favourable economic conditions."

The contract will run for 27 months and will end in 2017.