One such initiative is compact parking of aircraft, in which an operator is assigned a
specific Compact Parking Area (CPA), with the flexibility to position aircraft within the
CPA to maximise parking space. This concept is commonly practised in many business
aviation airports around the world and will enable Seletar Airport to better meet the
increased demand for aircraft parking space. By the end of 2013, two more CPA plots
will be added at the airport, bringing the total to five.
At the same time, 21 additional parking bays have also been constructed at the airport’s
East (South) Apron, increasing, by 50%, the total number of parking bays to 58.
Other key on-going infrastructural upgrades include the resurfacing of the West Apron,
estimated for completion in the fourth quarter of 2013 and the lengthening of the current
3,275-metre taxiway, by more than double, by early 2015. These works are part of an
upgrading plan since 2008 to improve the infrastructure of Seletar Airport, to support the
development of the SAP which the airport is a key component of.
Next year, Seletar Airport's capabilities will receive a further boost with the addition of a
new Instrument Landing System that will facilitate airport operations even in low visibility
and poor weather conditions, as well as the construction of Singapore's first Ground RunUp Enclosure (GRE) at the East (North) Apron. The GRE will support the requirements
of maintenance, repair and overhaul companies operating at the SAP for the conduct of
aircraft engine run-ups, while mitigating the noise impact to surrounding tenants as a
result of such activities.
The Airport Emergency Service of Seletar Airport will also have a new fire training ground
by end 2014 to hone the proficiency of the airport fire-fighting and rescue team, further
enhancing the team’s incident response capabilities.
As rising affluence in the region brings about an increased demand for air travel, these
service enhancements and infrastructural upgrades will not only enhance Seletar
Airport’s offerings to users, but position it to capture the growth opportunities in the
regional aviation sector in the coming years.
The new 24m-high hangar has direct access to the tarmac and will better accommodate aircraft such as the Boeing Business Jet (BBJ) and Airbus Corporate Jet (ACJ) and permit up to five Gulfstream...