$200m fund set up for air traffic management research & development
Singapore will be developed into a Centre of Excellence for Air Traffic Management.
To spur on research and development, the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) has set up a $200 million fund to provide grants and incentives over the next 10 years.
Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew said a dedicated programme officer will be established in CAAS to drive and support efforts.
Mr Lui said the capabilities and solutions developed in Singapore will also benefit the Asia- Pacific region, given that air traffic is poised to see more growth.
Mr Lui made the announcement as he commissioned the next generation Long Range Radar and Display or LORADS III air traffic control simulator.
The simulator will prepare Changi Airport's air traffic controllers before the new system kicks in the second half next year.
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