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Cyclect and Changi Airport Group Recognized for Innovative FOD Detection System

Cyclect and Changi Airport Group win Innovator Award for FIDAS system, a first-of-its-kind innovation that uses sensors and algorithms to detect FOD on runways.

Singapore-based engineering solutions provider, Cyclect Group, and Changi Airport Group have been recognized for their innovation and commitment to safety with the Innovator Award from the Prime Minister’s Office, Public Service Division. The award was granted in recognition of the development and successful deployment of the Foreign Object Debris (FOD) Intelligent Detection and Alarm System (FIDAS).

FIDAS was created in response to the need to protect runways from FOD, a concern brought to the forefront by the tragic Concorde crash in France. The system, developed in partnership with Changi Airport Group, uses a series of advanced sensors and intelligent algorithms to detect even the smallest FOD on runways as road sweepers operate at speeds of up to 40 km/h.

The project was a resounding success, and the team was honored to receive the Enterprise Challenge (TEC) Award. The TEC is a government initiative aimed at promoting innovation within the Public Service sector and encouraging a culture of continuous improvement and exploration.

“We are incredibly proud to have been recognized for our work on the FIDAS project,” said a spokesperson for Cyclect Group. “Safety is always our top priority, and this project is a testament to our commitment to finding innovative solutions to meet the needs of our clients and the communities they serve.”

The award is a significant milestone for Cyclect and Changi Airport Group and highlights their dedication to advancing technology and improving safety in the aviation industry. With this recognition, they are well-positioned to continue making a positive impact and delivering innovative solutions to their clients in the years to come.

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About Changi Airport Group

Changi Airport Group (CAG) is a government-owned company that manages and operates Singapore’s Changi Airport. The airport is one of the busiest in the world and serves as a major transportation hub for Southeast Asia. CAG is responsible for the planning, development, and management of the airport’s facilities, including its terminals, runways, and cargo operations. The organization also oversees the airport’s security, safety, and emergency preparedness. In addition to its core airport operations, CAG also operates the Changi Airport Skytrax World Airport Awards, which recognize the best airports in the world and the Changi Airport Experience Awards, which recognize the best airport retailers and services providers. CAG also operates the Changi Airport Emergency Service, which is the main emergency response agency at the airport.

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About Public Service Department

The Public Service Division (PSD) is a department within the Prime Minister’s Office of Singapore. It is responsible for the development and management of the country’s public service, including the recruitment, training, and career development of civil servants. The PSD also works to promote good governance and public sector innovation, and to build a strong and cohesive public service that is responsive to the needs of the people. Additionally, the PSD also plays a role in promoting national values, such as integrity and service excellence, in the public service.

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About Cyclect Group

Cyclect Group is an investment portfolio of engineering solution providers that specialize in developing, engineering, constructing, operating and maintaining plants and facilities across Asia. The group’s primary goal is to provide sustainable engineering solutions to various industries, with a particular focus on renewables, energy, infrastructure, industrial, marine, offshore and environmental engineering.

Cyclect Holdings is the primary investment company in the group and is committed to delivering sustainable solutions to industry and the community. The group has a diversified portfolio of businesses that offer a wide range of services to different industries, ensuring that it can meet the specific needs of its customers. With a strong emphasis on safety and quality, Cyclect Group is dedicated to providing innovative and cost-effective solutions that not only meet the needs of its customers, but also contribute to the sustainable development of the community.

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