Singapore to Get Upgraded ATC System by 2012

27 September 2010 (Last Updated September 27th, 2010 18:30)

Singapore will upgrade its air traffic control (ATC) centre at a cost of SGD$300m ($226m) to efficiently manage the increase in air traffic volume. Under the upgrade, the ATC centre's latest radar system, known as long range radar and display system (LORADS) III, will be modernised by 2

Singapore will upgrade its air traffic control (ATC) centre at a cost of SGD$300m ($226m) to efficiently manage the increase in air traffic volume.

Under the upgrade, the ATC centre's latest radar system, known as long range radar and display system (LORADS) III, will be modernised by 2012.

The new system will enable air traffic controllers to handle more traffic safely and improve the efficiency of operations to save time and fuel.

The radar will also help traffic controllers in better sequencing of flights and enable aircraft to fly at more optimum flight levels, speeds and routes.

Singapore's ATC centre handles nearly 1,000 flight movements daily, including flights over Singapore airspace, according to channelnewsasia.com.