Print Edition - 2017-04-22  |  Money Digest

Singapore plans to boost aviation sector

- Xinhua, SINGAPORE

Apr 22, 2017-

Singapore on Thursday unveiled a master plan to transform and boost competitiveness of its aviation industry. The master project, Air Industry Transformation Map (ITM), aims to secure Singapore’s aviation industry is spearheaded by the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) with the support from Changi Airport Group (CAG). The plan includes the introductions of a new air transport undergraduate degree program, a “Smart Tower” for air traffic controllers to manage live air traffic, autonomous systems to move passengers, mobile devices or wearable technology to track ground staffs, and a new system that uses precision lasers to help in docking process, among others. With that, more jobs for 

professionals, technicians and cabin crew will be created and productivity is expected to increase by 40 percent by 2025.

Published: 22-04-2017 09:19

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