Air traffic controllers from around the world meet in Singapore to discuss best practices and challenges in air traffic management


Air traffic control (ATC) professionals will need to continue to build a positive safety culture, encourage innovation, and attract and develop talents to support the growth of air travel. Singapore Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Sustainability and the Environment, and Ministry of Transport, Dr Amy Khor, said this in her opening address to over 400 ATC professionals, member associations, and industry stakeholders from around the world who are gathered in Singapore this week for the 63rd International Federation of Air Traffic Controllers’ Associations (IFATCA) Annual Conference.

In her opening address, Dr Amy Khor announced that the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) will be publishing a Singapore Aviation Sector Safety Culture Handbook in May 2024 to strengthen safety culture in the Singapore aviation sector. The handbook recognises that the building of a strong safety culture requires deliberate and active intervention by leadership and management at every level and in every part of the organisation, in close partnership with operational staff. Tailored to Singapore’s operating context, the guidance in the handbook is applicable to aviation companies and professions, including ATC, pilots and engineers.

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