Richard Deakin, Chief Executive of the UK based air traffic services company NATS, has been appointed to the governing council of the Air Traffic Management Research Institute (ATMRI) in Singapore.
The ATMRI is a collaboration between the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) and Nanyang Technological University (NTU).
Mr Deakin, who was invited to join the governing council by CAAS and NTU, will provide strategic guidance to the institute’s work aimed at developing or adapting new air traffic management solutions to enhance the industry in Singapore and the region.
With the region seeing enormous growth in air traffic in recent years, the institute will conduct research and development projects that seek to create air traffic capacity and enhance efficiency of flight operations, thereby maintaining Singapore’s position as a leading air hub.
Mr Deakin, commented: “To be invited to join the institute is an enormous honour and reflective of the high quality of NATS’ work and the esteem in which it is held around the world. I look forward to working closely with CAAS and NTU to help secure Singapore’s continued future at the forefront of global aviation.”
With NATS providing air traffic services in some of the busiest and most complex airspace in the world, it’s expertise has become increasingly in demand around the world, particularly in regions experiencing rapid expansion, including the Far East.
In January, Mr Deakin announced that NATS would seek to open a permanent office in Singapore during 2014.