Best seat in the plane

Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan in a Boeing-777 flight simulator with beneficiaries of the Community Chest, who were given a tour of the SIA Training Centre in Changi yesterday. The Ministry of Transport and its statutory boards raised $1 million fo
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Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan in a Boeing-777 flight simulator with beneficiaries of the Community Chest, who were given a tour of the SIA Training Centre in Changi yesterday.

The Ministry of Transport and its statutory boards raised $1 million for the Community Chest this year, via an annual charity outreach programme.

As part of the programme this year, 40 beneficiaries from Metta School and APSN Katong School saw the training facilities of pilots and cabin crew, and a demonstration of emergency evacuations.

The statutory boards involved are the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore, Land Transport Authority, Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore and the Public Transport Council.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 23, 2017, with the headline 'Best seat in the plane'. Print Edition | Subscribe