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Langham Hospitality Group Continues to Reward Longer Stays with Enticing Offers

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HONG KONG, May 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — Following the phenomenal success of the Linger Longer for Less campaign last year, Langham Hospitality Group rewards guests again with savings and value-added benefits for reservations made between June 1 and August 31.

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All participating hotels of Langham Hospitality Group are offering at least 10% savings for two nights accommodation. Linger even longer for three days or more to discover greater benefits ranging from complimentary breakfast, internet access, mini bar credit to room upgrade and savings up to 30% for four nights or more.*

* Offers may vary at different properties, please check the hotel websites for specific offer details.

To book Linger Longer for Less online, log onto langhamhotels.com/linger( http://www.langhamhotels.com/linger )

About Langham Hospitality Group

Langham Hospitality Group( http://www.langhamhospitalitygroup.com ) encompasses a family of distinctive hospitality brands which include hotels, resorts, residential serviced apartments, restaurants and spas, located on four continents.

It takes its name from the legendary Langham in London( http://www.london.langhamhotels.co.uk ) which was opened in 1865 as Europe’s first Grand Hotel. For almost 150 years, this flagship hotel has represented sophisticated and gracious hospitality, a philosophy that reflects elegance in design, innovation in hospitality, genuine service and captivation of the senses across all properties.

The brands include the luxurious Langham and Langham Place, the upscale Eaton Luxe, midscale Eaton Smart and the award-winning Chuan Spa( http://www.chuanspa.com ).

The Langham is where guests can enjoy service with poise and be enchanted by our innovation and traditions while Langham Place, the fun sibling of The Langham, is about living the 21st century through design, technology and attitude, epitomising stimulating hospitality.

Eaton, a premium member brand, aims to surprise and delight our guests with a value-for-money proposition that delivers a stylish, modern level of comfort with spirited, can-do service.

Currently 31 member hotels are open or in the pipeline across four continents.

Langham Hospitality Group is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Great Eagle Holdings (Stock Code: 0041) which was founded in 1963 and listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange in 1972.

Reservations for either Langham or Eaton properties can be made by logging onto langhamhospitalitygroup.com( http://www.langhamhospitalitygroup.com ).

Our Properties

EUROPE: The Langham, London

NORTH AMERICA & CARIBBEAN: The Langham, Boston The Langham, Huntington, Pasadena, Los Angeles The Langham, Chicago (opening soon) Langham Place, Resort + Spa, Port St. George, Bahamas (opening soon)

PACIFIC: The Langham, Auckland The Langham, Melbourne

ASIA: China The Langham, Xintiandi, Shanghai The Langham, Yangtze, Shanghai The Langham, Haikou, Hainan (opening soon) The Langham, Shenzhen (opening soon)

Langham Place, Beijing Capital Airport Langham Place, Dalian (opening soon) Langham Place, EDZ, Guangzhou (opening soon) Langham Place, Guangzhou (opening soon) Langham Place, Ningbo Culture Plaza, Ningbo (opening soon) Langham Place, Xiamen (opening soon)

China (continued) 88 Xintiandi, Shanghai

Eaton Luxe, Nanqiao, Shanghai Eaton Luxe, Xinqiao, Shanghai (opening soon) Eaton Luxe, Shajing, Shenzhen (opening soon) Eaton Luxe, Xuzhou (opening soon)

Hong Kong The Langham, Hong Kong

Langham Place, Mongkok, Hong Kong

Eaton Smart Hong Kong

India Eaton Smart, New Delhi Airport Transit Hotel Eaton Smart, Lavasa (opening soon)

Langham Place, Koregaon Park, Pune (opening soon) Langham Place, Lavasa (opening soon)

Indonesia Eaton Luxe, Nirwana Bali (opening soon)

Thailand Langham Place, Phayathai, Bangkok (opening soon)

For further information contact:

Sherona Shng Vice President – Communications and Public Relations Langham Hospitality Group Tel: +852-3552-3938 Fax: +852-3552-3902 Email: sherona.shng@langhamhotels.com

Fiona Szeto Director of Public Relations (Asia) Langham Hospitality Group Tel: +852-3552-3846 Fax: +852-3552-3902 Email: fiona.szeto@langhamhotels.com

SOURCE Langham Hospitality Group

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May 28, 2012 at 5:57 pm

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Carl Zeiss Presents Positive Half-yearly Figures

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Broad portfolio largely compensates for cyclical fluctuations in Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology group

STUTTGART, Germany, May 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — In the first half of fiscal year 2011/12 Carl Zeiss generated revenue of EUR 2.105bn (prior year: EUR 2.143bn). Earnings (EBIT) totaled EUR 232m (prior year: EUR 355m). “We got off to a good start. Revenue and earnings have exceeded our targeted figures,” said CEO Dr. Michael Kaschke. “Through our broad diversification, we were able to largely compensate for the cyclical downturn in the Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology group.” The Industrial Metrology and Medical Technology business groups in particular posted a substantial increase in revenue.

(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120524/533423 )

In the first six months of the current fiscal year alone, Carl Zeiss created over 600 new jobs around the globe and invested EUR 108m in plant, property and equipment, investments in research and development increased by 10 percent.

For the year as a whole, Carl Zeiss is aiming for revenue totaling around four billion euros.

More information at http://www.zeiss.com.

Carl Zeiss

The Carl Zeiss Group is an international leader in the fields of optics and opto-electronics. In fiscal year 2010/11 the company’s approx. 24,000 employees generated revenue of about 4.237 billion euros. With its innovative technologies and leading-edge solutions, Carl Zeiss is successful in the fields of Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology, Industrial Metrology, Microscopy, Medical Technology, Vision Care and Consumer Optics/Optronics. Carl Zeiss is represented with around 30 production and over 50 sales and service sites in more than 30 countries worldwide. Carl Zeiss AG is fully owned by the Carl Zeiss Stiftung (Carl Zeiss Foundation). Founded in 1846 in Jena, the company is headquartered in Oberkochen, Germany.

Contact for the press:

Jorg Nitschke, Carl Zeiss, Group Spokesman
Phone +49(0)7364-20-3242, Email: j.nitschke@zeiss.de( mailto:j.nitschke@zeiss.de )

SOURCE﹛Carl Zeiss AG

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May 28, 2012 at 3:38 pm

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Growing Popularity of Herbalife ‘Extravaganza’ Reflects Strong Prospects for Asian Nutrition Market

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24,000 delegates attended, SGD 213,410 raised for charity

 

SINGAPORE, May 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — Catering to the increasingly health-conscious Asian consumers, Herbalife has achieved significant success in the region with an ever-expanding network of independent distributors. This is reflected by the growing popularity of the Herbalife Asia Pacific ‘Extravaganza’, a gathering of a record 24,000 of its independent distributors from across Asia Pacific to discuss the latest nutrition trends, product training and business-building initiatives at the Singapore EXPO. This weekend’s event saw an increase of 41%* in the number of delegates since 2010, demonstrating the huge rise in interest around affordable nutrition supplements that help with the weight management and the fitness needs of Asian consumers.

 

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“Herbalife emphasizes the personal development of our growing pool of independent distributors in the region and has invested in training forums, which we organize throughout the year. The Extravaganza is a key platform for Herbalife to arm our distributors with training in our products, business and marketing strategies. It is a forum for exchanging success stories and contribute to building an overall business model for them to succeed in their business,” said William M. Rahn, managing director, Herbalife Asia Pacific.

 

The Herbalife Extravaganza 2012 was a major milestone for the local MICE industry inSingapore. Occupying 400,000 sqft of space at Singapore EXPO Convention & Exhibition Centre and all the rooms at its new convention wing, MAX Atria, the event required careful logistical planning and impeccable execution.

 

Aloysius Arlando, chief executive officer of Singex Venues Pte Ltd., the managing company for EXPO said, “Herbalife Extravaganza has always added much vibrancy to EXPO whenever it came round, and this year was no exception. While EXPO is no stranger to hosting large-scale international events, it was the first time EXPO had hosted a 24,000-delegate Extravaganza. Through meticulous planning and efficient deployment of resources, our experienced Event Services and Operations teams worked closely with Herbalife to ensure that every event component, from registration to conference and plenary session, proceeded with clockwork precision to provide a smooth and memorable visitor experience for delegates. We were also delighted to introduce our Green Mark Platinum-certified convention wing, MAX Atria, to our regional visitors. We certainly look forward to the next edition in Singapore with even greater numbers!”

 

As part of Herbalife’s commitment to help improve the lives of vulnerable children through its Casa Herbalife programs, the Extravaganza also helped raise funds for its 16 Casa Herbalife programs in the region. Combining this with the efforts by local distributors at Herbalife Singapore’s 9th anniversary recently, a total of SGD 213,410 was raised and will be donated to the Singapore Children’s Society and other charities throughout the region.

 

About Herbalife

 

 

Herbalife Ltd.( http://www.herbalife.com/global ) (NYSE:HLF) is a global nutrition company that sells weight-management, nutrition, and personal care products intended to support a healthy lifestyle. Herbalife products are sold in 81 countries through a network of independent distributors. The company supports the Herbalife Family Foundation(http://www.herbalifefamilyfoundation.org ) and its Casa Herbalife program to help bring good nutrition to children. Herbalife’s website contains a significant amount of information about Herbalife, including financial and other information for investors at http://ir.Herbalife.com. The company encourages investors to visit its website from time to time, as information is updated and new information is posted.

 

*Fast Facts on past Herbalife Extravaganzas held in Singapore

 

The first Herbalife Asia Pacific Extravaganza in Singapore in 2003 attracted 10,000 participants from 12 countries, while in 2010 there were 17,000 attendees. This year 24,000 participants from 25 countries came together at the Singapore EXPO from 18 May to 20 May.

 

Media Contact:

 

Daliea Mohamad-Liauw

dalieal@herbalife.com

D: +852-6119-1690

M: +852-3589-2643

SOURCE Herbalife

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May 28, 2012 at 3:16 pm

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Novocure(TM) Certifies Eight Additional Clinical Centers of Excellence to Treat Most Common Brain Tumor with Tumor Treating Fields (TTFields) Therapy

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By June 1, a total of 15 clinical centers in the U.S. will be certified to use the NovoTTF(TM)-100A System to treat patients with recurrent glioblastoma multiforme (GBM).

PORTSMOUTH, N.H., May 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — Novocure(TM), a commercial stage private oncology company, announced that by June 1, eight additional clinical centers of excellence will join the seven existing clinical centers that provide Novocure’s Tumor Treating Fields (TTFields) therapy to patients with recurrent GBM. These fifteen clinical centers are among the leading cancer centers in the U.S.

GBM is both the deadliest and most common form of primary brain tumor in the U.S., diagnosed in approximately 10,000 Americans each year. Based on the literature, the median overall survival time from initial diagnosis for patients with GBM is 15 months with optimal treatment, and median survival from the time of tumor recurrence is only 3-5 months without additional effective treatment. The disease is widely recognized as one of the deadliest forms of cancer.

The NovoTTF-100A(TM) device was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2011 for the treatment of recurrent GBM. It is available in the U.S. for prescription use from centers whose clinical staff has been trained in the use of the system.

The additional clinical centers and their contacts are:

— The Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio; Dr. Gene H. Barnett
— Arthur G. James Cancer Center, The Ohio State University,
Columbus, Ohio; Dr. Robert Cavaliere
— The Brain and Spine Tumor Center at USC, Department of
Neurosurgery, Los Angeles, CA; Dr. Thomas Chen
— Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA; Dr. Tara Morrison
— University of California, San Francisco (UCSF); Dr. Nicholas
Butowski
— University of Washington and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research
Center, Seattle, WA; Dr. Maciej M. Mrugala
— Northwestern University, Chicago, IL; Dr. Jeffrey Raizer
— Geisinger Health System, Danville, PA; Dr. Steven Toms

These eight new clinical centers join the seven existing centers where NovoTTF therapy has been available for recurrent GBM patients since the end of last year:

— Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts;
Dr. Eric T. Wong
— Mischer Neuroscience Institute in the Memorial Hermann Hospital
and The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, Texas;
Dr. Jay-Jiguang Zhu
— New Jersey Neuroscience Institute at JFK, Edison, New Jersey;
Dr. Joseph Landolfi
— University of Illinois Hospital, Chicago, Illinois;
Dr. Herbert Engelhard
— NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center,
New York, New York; Dr. Andrew Lassman.
— Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York;
Dr. Lisa DeAngelis
— University of California San Diego Moores Cancer Center,
San Diego, California – Dr. Santosh Kesari

“As we continue to expand the number of clinical centers where NovoTTF therapy is provided, including some of the most prestigious cancer centers in the world, our hope is that more patients can be helped with this effective treatment option which does not have the debilitating side effects seen with traditional chemotherapy,” said Gabe Leung, Chairman of Global Commercialization. “As more physicians gain clinical experience with NovoTTF therapy, we believe it will take its place as a standard of care for this difficult to treat disease.”

TTFields therapy, a novel platform technology for the treatment of solid tumors, provides physicians with a fourth treatment modality for recurrent GBM in addition to surgery, radiation therapy and chemotherapy.

TTFields therapy has been shown in vitro and in vivo to effectively inhibit tumor growth by inducing cell death. TTFields take advantage of the electrical characteristics, geometrical shape and replication rate of dividing cancer cells 每 all of which makes them susceptible to the effects of alternating electric fields. The therapy is delivered via non-invasive, insulated transducer arrays that are placed directly on the skin in the region of the tumor. TTFields therapy is frequency-tuned to target cancer cells and avoid harming normal cells. It creates an artificial, alternating electric field within the tumor which disrupts cancer cell division and can cause complete destruction of the dividing cancer cells.

About the NovoTTF-100A System

The NovoTTF-100A System is a portable, non-invasive medical device designed for continuous use throughout the day by the patient. The device has been shown in in vitro and in vivo studies to slow and reverse tumor growth by inhibiting mitosis, the process by which cells divide and replicate. The NovoTTF-100A device, which weighs about six pounds (three kilograms), creates a low intensity, alternating electric field within the tumor that exerts physical forces on electrically charged cellular components, preventing the normal mitotic process and causing cancer cell death prior to division. In patients with recurrent glioblastoma brain tumors, the device has shown clinical efficacy comparable to that of active chemotherapies with better quality of life and without many of the side effects of chemotherapy. The most commonly reported side effect from NovoTTF-100A treatment was a mild-to-moderate rash beneath the transducer arrays. The NovoTTF-100A has received marketing approval in the U.S. and is a CE Marked device that is cleared for sale in Europe.

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the NovoTTF-100A System for use as a treatment for adult patients (22 years of age or older) with histologically-confirmed glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), following histologically每 or radiologically-confirmed recurrence in the supra-tentorial region of the brain after receiving chemotherapy. The device is intended to be used as monotherapy, and is intended as an alternative to standard medical therapy for GBM after surgical and radiation options have been exhausted.

Patients should only use the NovoTTF-100A System under the supervision of a physician properly trained in use of the device. Full prescribing information is available at http://www.novottftherapy.com or by calling toll free 1-855-281-9301.

About Novocure

Novocure Limited is a private oncology company pioneering a novel therapy for solid tumors. Novocure’s worldwide headquarters is located in the Jersey Isle. Novocure’s U.S. operations are based in Portsmouth, NH and the company’s research center is located in Haifa, Israel. For additional information about the company, please visit http://www.novocure.com

Media contacts:

Peter Melnyk
Pmelnyk@novocure.com
(631) 697-7457

Frank Leonard
Fleonard@novocure.com
(215) 854-4095

SOURCE﹛Novocure

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May 28, 2012 at 12:06 pm

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CAAS and NATS in Cooperation Agreement on Air Traffic Management

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The MoC sets out a collaborative framework to address air traffic management challenges together

SINGAPORE, May 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) and NATS, the United Kingdom’s (UK) leading air navigation service provider (ANSP), have signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) today. The MoC will allow both parties to collaborate, exchange ideas and experiences as well as develop and implement new initiatives to tackle air traffic management (ATM) challenges. The MoC was signed in Singapore by Soh Poh Theen, Assistant Director-General, CAAS and Paul Reid, Managing Director, NATS Services.

“Air traffic management is a critical enabler for the growth of an air hub. CAAS needs to grow Singapore’s air traffic management capacity to keep pace with the rate of growth of traffic at Changi and the region. We have implemented initiatives to enhance our capacity and performance with encouraging results, but more can be done. NATS has a wealth of experience operating in very demanding environment. Apart from shortening CAAS’ learning curve, we hope this collaboration could also develop new solutions to emerging aviation challenges,” said Soh Poh Theen, Assistant Director-General, CAAS.

The areas of potential cooperation include the following:

— Exchange of information, knowledge and expertise through staff exchange and other programmes;
— Development of best practices in air navigation service provision to optimise air traffic flow and capacity and human performance; and
— Cooperation in activities to explore new air traffic management concepts to modernise the air traffic management system.

The strong growth of aviation centred in Asia presents many challenges in air traffic management for all ANSPs in the region. NATS, a company that provides air traffic control to all London airports, faces similar operational challenges as a major air hub in Europe and has been sharing its experience and expertise of managing high intensity air traffic operations with CAAS.

“Singapore is beginning to experience the effect of sharp increases in traffic movements,” said Paul Reid, NATS. “It is our hope that based upon our experience managing some of the world’s busiest airport and most complex airspace, we can work with CAAS to continue to deliver air traffic services and manage its aviation growth in a safe and efficient manner.”

About CAAS

The mission of the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) is to “Grow a safe, vibrant air hub and civil aviation system, making a key contribution to Singapore’s success”. 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.

Website: http://www.caas.gov.sg

About NATS

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

SOURCE﹛NATS

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May 28, 2012 at 10:23 am

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CAAS and NATS in Cooperation Agreement on Air Traffic Management

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The MoC sets out a collaborative framework to address air traffic management challenges together

SINGAPORE, May 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) and NATS, the United Kingdom’s (UK) leading air navigation service provider (ANSP), have signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) today. The MoC will allow both parties to collaborate, exchange ideas and experiences as well as develop and implement new initiatives to tackle air traffic management (ATM) challenges. The MoC was signed in Singapore by Soh Poh Theen, Assistant Director-General, CAAS and Paul Reid, Managing Director, NATS Services.

“Air traffic management is a critical enabler for the growth of an air hub. CAAS needs to grow Singapore’s air traffic management capacity to keep pace with the rate of growth of traffic at Changi and the region. We have implemented initiatives to enhance our capacity and performance with encouraging results, but more can be done. NATS has a wealth of experience operating in very demanding environment. Apart from shortening CAAS’ learning curve, we hope this collaboration could also develop new solutions to emerging aviation challenges,” said Soh Poh Theen, Assistant Director-General, CAAS.

The areas of potential cooperation include the following:

— Exchange of information, knowledge and expertise through staff exchange and other programmes;
— Development of best practices in air navigation service provision to optimise air traffic flow and capacity and human performance; and
— Cooperation in activities to explore new air traffic management concepts to modernise the air traffic management system.

The strong growth of aviation centred in Asia presents many challenges in air traffic management for all ANSPs in the region. NATS, a company that provides air traffic control to all London airports, faces similar operational challenges as a major air hub in Europe and has been sharing its experience and expertise of managing high intensity air traffic operations with CAAS.

“Singapore is beginning to experience the effect of sharp increases in traffic movements,” said Paul Reid, NATS. “It is our hope that based upon our experience managing some of the world’s busiest airport and most complex airspace, we can work with CAAS to continue to deliver air traffic services and manage its aviation growth in a safe and efficient manner.”

About CAAS

The mission of the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) is to “Grow a safe, vibrant air hub and civil aviation system, making a key contribution to Singapore’s success”. 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.

Website: http://www.caas.gov.sg

About NATS

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

SOURCE﹛NATS

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May 28, 2012 at 10:23 am

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CAAS and NATS in Cooperation Agreement on Air Traffic Management

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The MoC sets out a collaborative framework to address air traffic management challenges together

SINGAPORE, May 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) and NATS, the United Kingdom’s (UK) leading air navigation service provider (ANSP), have signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) today. The MoC will allow both parties to collaborate, exchange ideas and experiences as well as develop and implement new initiatives to tackle air traffic management (ATM) challenges. The MoC was signed in Singapore by Soh Poh Theen, Assistant Director-General, CAAS and Paul Reid, Managing Director, NATS Services.

“Air traffic management is a critical enabler for the growth of an air hub. CAAS needs to grow Singapore’s air traffic management capacity to keep pace with the rate of growth of traffic at Changi and the region. We have implemented initiatives to enhance our capacity and performance with encouraging results, but more can be done. NATS has a wealth of experience operating in very demanding environment. Apart from shortening CAAS’ learning curve, we hope this collaboration could also develop new solutions to emerging aviation challenges,” said Soh Poh Theen, Assistant Director-General, CAAS.

The areas of potential cooperation include the following:

— Exchange of information, knowledge and expertise through staff exchange and other programmes;
— Development of best practices in air navigation service provision to optimise air traffic flow and capacity and human performance; and
— Cooperation in activities to explore new air traffic management concepts to modernise the air traffic management system.

The strong growth of aviation centred in Asia presents many challenges in air traffic management for all ANSPs in the region. NATS, a company that provides air traffic control to all London airports, faces similar operational challenges as a major air hub in Europe and has been sharing its experience and expertise of managing high intensity air traffic operations with CAAS.

“Singapore is beginning to experience the effect of sharp increases in traffic movements,” said Paul Reid, NATS. “It is our hope that based upon our experience managing some of the world’s busiest airport and most complex airspace, we can work with CAAS to continue to deliver air traffic services and manage its aviation growth in a safe and efficient manner.”

About CAAS

The mission of the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) is to “Grow a safe, vibrant air hub and civil aviation system, making a key contribution to Singapore’s success”. 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.

Website: http://www.caas.gov.sg

About NATS

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

SOURCE﹛NATS

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May 28, 2012 at 10:21 am

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CAAS and NATS in Cooperation Agreement on Air Traffic Management

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The MoC sets out a collaborative framework to address air traffic management challenges together

SINGAPORE, May 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) and NATS, the United Kingdom’s (UK) leading air navigation service provider (ANSP), have signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) today. The MoC will allow both parties to collaborate, exchange ideas and experiences as well as develop and implement new initiatives to tackle air traffic management (ATM) challenges. The MoC was signed in Singapore by Soh Poh Theen, Assistant Director-General, CAAS and Paul Reid, Managing Director, NATS Services.

“Air traffic management is a critical enabler for the growth of an air hub. CAAS needs to grow Singapore’s air traffic management capacity to keep pace with the rate of growth of traffic at Changi and the region. We have implemented initiatives to enhance our capacity and performance with encouraging results, but more can be done. NATS has a wealth of experience operating in very demanding environment. Apart from shortening CAAS’ learning curve, we hope this collaboration could also develop new solutions to emerging aviation challenges,” said Soh Poh Theen, Assistant Director-General, CAAS.

The areas of potential cooperation include the following:

— Exchange of information, knowledge and expertise through staff exchange and other programmes;
— Development of best practices in air navigation service provision to optimise air traffic flow and capacity and human performance; and
— Cooperation in activities to explore new air traffic management concepts to modernise the air traffic management system.

The strong growth of aviation centred in Asia presents many challenges in air traffic management for all ANSPs in the region. NATS, a company that provides air traffic control to all London airports, faces similar operational challenges as a major air hub in Europe and has been sharing its experience and expertise of managing high intensity air traffic operations with CAAS.

“Singapore is beginning to experience the effect of sharp increases in traffic movements,” said Paul Reid, NATS. “It is our hope that based upon our experience managing some of the world’s busiest airport and most complex airspace, we can work with CAAS to continue to deliver air traffic services and manage its aviation growth in a safe and efficient manner.”

About CAAS

The mission of the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) is to “Grow a safe, vibrant air hub and civil aviation system, making a key contribution to Singapore’s success”. 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.

Website: http://www.caas.gov.sg

About NATS

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

SOURCE﹛NATS

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May 28, 2012 at 10:20 am

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