Tag Archives: CAAS

Changi Airport Drone Intrusions Raises Questions Over Vulnerability Of Airport

Two recent incidents involving unauthorised drones flying within the vicinity of Changi Airport in the past one week had affected about 60 flights, with some delayed and others diverted. This has raised serious questions over the vulnerability of Changi Airport itself. While CAAS is still investigating the incidents, analysts, the industry and even the drone community itself has concerns on the potential implications of the incidents.

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SINGAPORE PLANE FLIES HOME AFTER INDONESIAN DETENTION

A SINGAPORE aircraft with a pilot instructor and two trainees on board landed safely at Seletar Airport at 7.18pm yesterday, about 30 hours after it was intercepted by Indonesian fighter jets on Tuesday. The C90GTi King Air plane owned by Singapore Technologies (ST) Aerospace and operated by its pilot training arm, Pacific Flight Services, left Pontianak in West Kalimantan at about 5.30pm Singapore time.

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LUI TUCK YEW CONFIRMS THAT SQ351 WAS 90KM BEHIND MH17 ILL-FATED TRAVEL ROUTE

The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) is looking into ways to enhance the sharing of safety and security information among national aviation authorities and airlines, following the downing of Malaysia Airlines MH17 over eastern Ukraine, Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew said on Monday (Aug 4). But like many airlines plying between Europe and Asia, Singapore Airlines was flying in the same airspace as MH17, with SQ351 about 90km away, said Mr Lui. “As soon as SIA received news of the incident, they immediately re-routed all their flights to avoid Ukrainian airspace entirely,” he said.

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