FAA flies flag for single global sky

US Federal Aviation Administration administrator Marion Blakey is attending the show as part of an 11-day trip to Asia designed to strengthen relationships with the region's aviation authorities.

The trip will take in Beijing, Hong Kong and Tokyo, in addition to Singapore, and on the agenda will be discussions to promote a "single global sky" and efforts to develop GPS-compatible satellite navigation systems.

The FAA is keen for China to adopt a satellite navigation system that is compatible with the US GPS.

ST Aero win

Singapore Technologies Aerospace (ST Aero) has won a contract from the Philippines air force to supply 20 Bell UH-1H helicopters with an integrated logistics package worth $12 million. The upgrades will be completed within the next 12 months.

Airliner protection

Singapore deputy prime minister Tony Tan has called on the Ministry of Defence (MoD) to develop anti-surface-to-air missile systems for use on the country's civil airliner fleet.

Tan, who is also co-ordinating minister for security and defence, has instructed the MoD to develop the technology in collaboration with overseas manufacturers.

Source: Flight Daily News