industry news

<< back

a new control tower at the lion city's seletar airport has become the latest facility to support the development of the seletar aerospace park and the city-state's growing business aviation sector.

the airport's new control tower follows the completion of the runway extension in september last year. lui tuck yew, minister for transport, officially commissioned the new control tower and extended runway at a ceremony jointly organised by the civil aviation authority of singapore (caas) and changi airport group (cag) at the airport.

"seletar airport is the backbone of sap, providing the connectivity to the region needed to spur the growth of the sap community. the successful completion of key infrastructure developments at seletar airport will enhance its operational efficiency and strengthen its capabilities, thereby delivering better services to meet the needs of airport users," said lee seow hiang, chief executive officer of cag.

the sap project was launched in 2007 to upgrade seletar into a modern airport, and such works commenced in 2008.

the extension of the runway by 250 metres to 1,836 metres was completed last september to handle larger aircraft, including the boeing 757, and to enable heavier aircraft take-off loads. the extended runway enables seletar airport to support larger jet operations, as well as heavier take-off loads expected as business aviation sector expands.

the new control tower and an instrument landing system that will be installed in 2014 will enable the airport to handle all-weather flights and night-time operations, unlike before, thereby enhancing its operational capability.