Published on: 20-Aug-2015
The Straits Times, 20 Aug, page A8 (with photo of ATMRI’s tower simulator) and online
Singapore is investing heavily in air traffic research to beef up its ability to handle a projected increase in flights in the region. Making the point at an industry gathering yesterday, Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew said that "managing increasingly crowded skies" is a key challenge in the Asia-Pacific. To prepare for the task, two new simulators have been built - one that replicates a control tower and the other, a radar control station - at NTU. The two-storey-high control tower simulator, which provides a 360-degree-view, is believed to be the largest in the world for research purposes. NTU's air traffic institute is a joint initiative with the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore. The Mitre Asia Pacific Singapore and the NTU centre were officially inaugurated by Senior Minister of State for Transport Josephine Teo last night.
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