Air traffic controllers work to ensure safety

Air traffic controllers here work closely with counterparts at other airports to manage flights, says CAAS' Mr Zhang Huanbin.
Air traffic controllers here work closely with counterparts at other airports to manage flights, says CAAS' Mr Zhang Huanbin.

On a normal day at Changi Airport, air traffic controllers maintain a separation of 3 to 5 nautical miles between two plane landings.

This increases to 5 to 8 nautical miles when the weather gets rough.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 22, 2018, with the headline 'Air traffic controllers work to ensure safety'. Print Edition | Subscribe