World’s first foam tender simulator

The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) recently commissioned the world’s first Airport Foam Tender (Fire-Fighting Vehicle) Driving Simulator with a motion platform, at the Singapore Aviation Academy (SAA), the training arm of CAAS. The simulator is aimed at enhancing the training for CAAS’ Airport Emergency Officers operating the foam tenders, providing them an opportunity […]


The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) recently commissioned the world’s first Airport Foam Tender (Fire-Fighting Vehicle) Driving Simulator with a motion platform, at the Singapore Aviation Academy (SAA), the training arm of CAAS. The simulator is aimed at enhancing the training for CAAS’ Airport Emergency Officers operating the foam tenders, providing them an opportunity to be trained and assessed via life-like scenarios in a safe and controlled environment.

The simulator, developed with Chartered Asia Technology Enterprise, was designed based on the existing airport foam tender. The simulator is also able to generate various emergency scenarios such as an aircraft fire or crash to enhance realism.

Using the simulator, the foam tender operators are able to learn to drive the vehicle under different circumstances and terrain, whether day or night and in all weather conditions at Changi Airport.