[ SINGAPORE ] The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with GomSpace

04 August 2017

The Danish developer of high-end nano-satellites, and Singapore Technologies (ST) Electronics to explore the use of space-based VHF communications for air traffic management in and around the country’s airspace.
The deployment of space-based VHF communications is intended to improve Singapore’s communications capability as well as complementing the nation’s existing ground-based equipment. The new concept involves the installation of VHF communications equipment onto a constellation of low-earth-orbit satellites to facilitate clear, cost-effective and real-time communications between air traffic controllers and aircraft pilots anywhere. CAAS director general, Kevin Shum, said: “With this collaboration, Singapore will be the first country in the world to move towards space-based VHF communications. This technology will enable CAAS to improve traffic throughput in the Singapore FIR, while enhancing safety and efficiency of ATM.”

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