Changi Airport Singapore flight operations affected for 2 days; here is why
An unknown drone was found flying in the vicinity of the international Changi Airport, Singapore due to which flight operations were affected, Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) said.
An unknown drone was found flying in the vicinity of the international Changi Airport, Singapore due to which flight operations were affected, Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) said. CAAS confirmed that, there were sightings of drone flying in the vicinity of Changi Airport on 18 and 19 June 2019.
CAAS is a Statutory Board under the Ministry of Transport. Its mission is to “Grow a safe, vibrant air hub and civil aviation system, making a key contribution to Singapore's success”.
Here are the highlights:
-Approx 15 departures and three arrivals were delayed while seven flights were diverted on Monday
-38 flights were affected last week when drone were sighted in the premises of airport
-The flight operations of one run way were suspended for short span of time between 18 June 11 pm and 19 June 9 am.
-Singapore prohibits flying of drones within 5 km of the airport without a permission
-CAAS, Changi airport group, Singapore armed forces and Singapore police force are activated for the search operation.
-CAAS has set up an advisory panel to review Singapore's Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) framework and recommend enhancement to it.
-CAAS said, "Offenders could face a fine not exceeding $20,000 or imprisonment for a term of up to 12 months, or both."