CAAS collaborates with Searidge Technologies to explore Artificial Intelligence in Air Traffic Management
13 March 2018
The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) and Searidge Technologies have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to conduct research and development into the application of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in control tower operations. AI may be applied to enable new air traffic management (ATM) functionalities such as predictive runway incursion and collision detection, aerodrome operational performance analytics, and speech recognition, which have the potential to enhance the safety and performance of control tower operations.
The collaboration will bring together the technical expertise of Searidge Technologies in smart digital airport solutions and the operational expertise of CAAS in ATM. It will adopt an agile development approach, with feedback from operational and technical users regularly incorporated into the design of the solution.
Mr Kevin Shum, Director-General of CAAS said: “Singapore is actively driving the development of innovative ATM solutions to further enhance efficiency and maintain high safety standards in our busy and complex airspace. We are pleased to add Searidge Technologies to our list of strategic collaborations with leading ATM solution providers in this endeavour. Searidge is already contributing to the development of the smart digital tower prototype currently being built for Changi Airport. We are looking forward to even more innovations through this collaboration.”
“CAAS is a thought leader and early technology adopter in the industry and the perfect partner for this collaboration,” said Mr Moodie Cheikh, CEO, Searidge Technologies. “We are looking forward to expanding our relationship with them and aggressively advancing AI technology in the digital tower domain to improve performance and operational excellence at airports around the world.”
The MOU was signed on 7 March by Mr Shum and Mr Cheikh at the sidelines of the CANSO World ATM Congress held in Madrid, Spain.
About the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS)
The mission of the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) is to “Grow a safe, vibrant air hub and civil aviation system, making a key contribution to Singapore's success”. CAAS' roles are to oversee and promote safety in the aviation industry, develop the air hub and aviation industry, provide air navigation services, develop Singapore as a centre for aviation knowledge and training, and contribute to the development of international aviation.
About Searidge Technologies
Searidge develops innovative technology to improve safety and efficiency in the aviation market. With technology at over 35 sites in 20 countries, we are a global leader and preferred partner for Remote Tower and Digital Airport solutions. Through operational enhancements, collaboration and automation, our team helps our customers proactively transform the way they offer and deliver services to meet changing demands. For more information and to view our video gallery, visit www.searidgetech.com.
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