Source: The Straits Times
The Director of the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS), Angela Ng, reports that Changi Airport is testing autonomous vehicles with the aim of reducing heavy reliance on manpower. During the pandemic in late 2022, Changi Airport became the first in the world to test driverless baggage tractors and their ability to load and unload baggage with little to no human interaction. In the next three to five years, the focus is to scale up automation in the airport and transform how airside operations are conducted, Ng told Inter-Airport South-East Asia. With a new terminal underway that is expected to serve 50 million passengers annually, CAAS and Changi Airport Group (CAG) heavily invested in technologies that will address the shortage of manpower and will be able to operate even during heavy storms.