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Cooperation agreement signed by CAAS and NATS for air traffic management.

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The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) and NATS, the United Kingdom's air navigation service provider (ANSP), on Thursday announced that they have signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC).

The MoC is intended to allow both parties to collaborate, exchange ideas and experiences as well as develop and implement new initiatives in an effort to tackle air traffic management (ATM) challenges.

Areas of potential cooperation include the exchange of information, knowledge and expertise through staff exchange and other programmes; the development of best practices in air navigation service provision in an effort to optimise air traffic flow and capacity and human performance; and cooperation in activities to explore new air traffic management concepts in an effort to modernise the air traffic management system.

CAAS' roles are to oversee and promote safety in the aviation industry, develop the air hub and aviation industry, provide air navigation services, develop Singapore as a centre for aviation knowledge and training, and contribute to the development of international aviation.

NATS is a UK provider of Air Traffic Management (ATM) services, which handled 2.1 million flights in 2011, covering the UK and the eastern North Atlantic. NATS is a provider of air traffic control from centres at Swanwick, Hampshire and Prestwick, Ayrshire. Also NATS provides air traffic control services at 15 of the UK's airports including Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Birmingham, Manchester, Edinburgh and Glasgow, together with air traffic services at Gibraltar Airport.

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