Establishment of Temporary Restricted Areas for NDP-Related Aerial Activities

Editor’s Note: This news release has been updated as of 2 Aug 2021 to reflect amendments in selected dates and timings for the establishment of temporary Restricted Areas for NDP-related activities. Amendments are indicated in blue.

1.      The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) will be establishing temporary Restricted Areas over parts of Singapore on selected days in July and August 2021, under the Air Navigation Order (ANO). The establishment of the temporary Restricted Areas is to ensure the safety of the public and the aircraft that will be flying at low levels as part of the aerial activities for the National Day Parade 2021 (NDP 21).

2.      The temporary Restricted Areas will be in effect on the dates and times stated below. During these dates and times, there will be increased flying activities and noise levels over parts of Singapore. The public is advised not to be alarmed.

 Updated TRA table - 2 Aug 2021

3.      The temporary Restricted Areas (as shown in Annex A) will encompass The Float @ Marina Bay and different parts of Singapore, including heartland locations, and will extend from ground level to 2,500 feet above mean sea level.

4.      During the stated dates and times, the conduct of all aerial activities including kite-flying, hoisting of captive balloons and flying of unmanned aircraft such as drones into and within the temporary Restricted Areas, is strictly prohibited unless the required permit has been obtained from CAAS.

5.      Unless permitted, the conduct of aerial and unmanned aircraft activities within the temporary Restricted Areas is an offence under the ANO and the Air Navigation (101 – Unmanned Aircraft Operations) Regulations 2019 (ANR-101) respectively. The penalty upon conviction for the offence under the ANO is a fine of up to S$20,000 for the first offence, and a fine of up to S$40,000 or imprisonment of up to 15 months, or both, for the second and subsequent offence. The penalty upon conviction for the offence under the ANR-101 is a fine of up to $50,000 or imprisonment of up to 2 years, or both, for the first offence, and a fine of up to $100,000 or imprisonment of up to 5 years, or both, for the second and subsequent offence.

6.      In addition to the temporary Restricted Areas, existing restrictions on the conduct of aerial and unmanned aircraft activities within 5km of aerodromes, Danger Areas, Prohibited Areas, Restricted Areas and Protected Areas remain in force. Members of the public are reminded to check the OneMap.sg website or the OneMap app for information on areas where the conduct of aerial activities is prohibited or requires a permit.

7.      Information on NDP 21 is available at www.ndp.gov.sg.


For media queries relating to the aerial activities for NDP 2021, please contact:

Ms Melissa Tan
Media Relations Officer
NDP 2021 Media Relations Committee
E-mail: Melissa_Tan_Yu_Lin@mindef.gov.sg

For media queries relating to the temporary Restricted Areas under the Air Navigation Order and Air Navigation (101 – Unmanned Aircraft Operations) Regulations 2019, please contact:

Ms Joyce Lim
Manager (Corporate Communications)
Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore
E-mail: Joyce_Lim@caas.gov.sg


 

Annex A

 

Map of Temporary Restricted Areas

The temporary Restricted Areas (Figure 1 and 2) will encompass The Float @ Marina Bay and different parts of Singapore, including heartland locations, and will extend from ground level to 2,500 feet above mean sea level.

Figure 1: TRA 1 for Unauthorised Aerial Activities

Figure 2: TRA 2 for Unauthorised Aerial Activities