Singapore’s Seletar gets new control tower

Singapore’s Seletar Airport has recently commissioned a new control tower and runway extension, as part of the more than S$150 million (US$120.5 million) invested to date on airport upgrading and expansion works. The aim is to develop Seletar Airport – the first airbase in Singapore dating back to the pre-World War II era – and surrounding areas into the region’s premier aerospace hub. The Seletar Aerospace Park (SAP)1, was envisaged to help consolidate Singapore’s position as an aviation hub, capitalising on the aviation growth opportunities in the region.


Singapore’s Seletar gets new control tower


Singapore’s Seletar Airport has recently commissioned a new control tower and runway extension, as part of the more than S$150 million (US$120.5 million) invested to date on airport upgrading and expansion works. The aim is to develop Seletar Airport – the first airbase in Singapore dating back to the pre-World War II era – and surrounding areas into the region’s premier aerospace hub. The Seletar Aerospace Park (SAP)1, was envisaged to help consolidate Singapore’s position as an aviation hub, capitalising on the aviation growth opportunities in the region.

“The modernisation of Seletar Airport, as part of the SAP, will enable the airport to support the aerospace activities being set up but also increased business aviation activities in Singapore,” said Yap Ong Heng, director-general of the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore.

The extension of the runway from 1,592 metres to 1,836 metres, an addition of about 250 metres, was completed in September 2011. The extended runway enables Seletar Airport to support larger jet operations as well as heavier take-off loads expected with the growing business aviation sector. Other enhancements include doubling the number of parking stands, additional taxiways, upgraded aircraft parking aprons and an Instrument Landing System (ILS) that will be installed in 2014 and will enable Seletar to handle all-weather flight operations. The modernisation project is to be fully completed in 2014.