CAAS to cooperate with NATS on air traffic management

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The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) has signed a memorandum of cooperation with NATS, an air navigation service provider (ANSP) in the UK.

Under the agreement, both the parties will collaborate, exchange ideas and experiences as well as develop and implement initiatives for air traffic management (ATM).

CAAS's assistant director-general Soh Poh Theen says: "CAAS needs to grow Singapore's air traffic management capacity to keep pace with the rate of growth of traffic at Changi airport and the region."

NATS provides air traffic control to all London airports and faces similar operational challenges. It has been sharing its experience and expertise of managing high intensity air traffic operations with CAAS, the company says.

"Singapore is beginning to experience the effect of sharp increases in traffic movements," says Paul Reid, managing director, NATS Services. "It is our hope that... we can work with CAAS to continue to deliver air traffic services and manage its aviation growth in a safe and efficient manner."