Air Traffic Control Facilities in Singapore
While the Changi Control Tower is one of the most recognisable landmarks of Singapore, it is not the only air traffic control facility in Singapore. In fact, there are two other air traffic control (ATC) facilities.
Here is a quick look at Singapore’s ATC facilities:
- Changi Tower
Located in the eastern part of Singapore, the Changi Control Tower provides aerodrome control service to aircraft landing and departing Changi Airport, and to aircraft manoeuvring within the airport. In just one day, the Changi Control Tower handles as many as about 1,000 aircraft movements.
Fun Fact: Officially opened in 1981, the iconic tower stands at about 81m above mean sea level (AMSL) and is situated between Changi Airport’s two runways.
Located in the eastern part of Singapore, the Singapore Air Traffic Control Centre (SATCC) opened in 1981 with the introduction of the Long Range Radar and Display System (LORADS). Since then, it has been providing Approach and Area Control services to aircraft operating in Singapore's Flight Information Region (FIR).
Did you know...
Singapore's Flight Information Region has a size of 840,000 sqkm while the size of Singapore is only 720 sqkm?
- Seletar Tower
Located in the north-eastern part of Singapore, Seletar Control Tower provides aerodrome control service to aircraft landing and departing Seletar Airport, and to aircraft manoeuvring within the airport. Aircraft operating in this airport include Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) aircraft, Business Executive Jets, and light aircraft from Local Flight Training Schools. Seletar Airport also serves helicopters.
Did you know…
the old Seletar Control Tower has been replaced by a new control tower measuring 32m above mean sea level (AMSL) in 2011?