Frequently Asked Questions Advanced Search Advanced Search Close Panel All of these words This exact phrase Any of these words Without these words Search within: CAASWhole of Government Expand All Collapse All Top 5 Most Popular FAQsHuman Resource1. How does CAAS determine my starting salary? CAAS ensures that the remuneration package offered remain competitive through regular review and benchmarking. 2. What is the difference between ATCOs and Air Traffic Control Support Officers (ATCSOs)? ATCOs are responsible for the safe and expeditious flow of air traffic through our busy skies at Changi and Seletar Airports as well as our airspace. As an ATCO, you must be able to multitask, remain composed under pressure and possess strong communication skills. Operational ATCOs need to hold a valid ATC License to perform the job.ATCSOs, on the other hand, supports the ATCOs in ensuring the safe and efficient flow of air traffic at Changi Airport and in the Singapore Flight Information Region (FIR). ATCSOs execute air traffic control coordination on aircraft requests and clearances, as well as analyse and communicate aeronautical and meteorological information to pilots. Proficiency Level training will be provided. 3. How long is the training period and is there any bond involved? Successful applicants start out as probationary ATCOs (PATCOs) and begin their training at the Singapore Aviation Academy. The initial training to obtain the 1st ATC rating generally takes about 1 year. Probationary ATCOs will undergo the following training programmes:i) Basic Theory Training (Primary Air Traffic Control Course);ii) Simulator Training; andiii) On-Job-Training at the respective units (depending on which stream the PATCO is in) for at least 4 months.Upon obtaining the 1st ATC rating, ATCOs are required to undergo another ATC course leading to a 2nd ATC rating.For each ATC rating course, you are required serve a bond with CAAS for a period of 2 years upon completion of the course. The bond is frozen during the training period. 4. Does CAAS accept graduates of any discipline? We accept candidates from any discipline of studies for most of our positions. However, professional qualifications in the relevant field of study would be mandatory for positions such as engineers, accountants, legal counsels. 5. When can I apply for the position of ATCO? There are 2 intakes each year (estimated in February and August) for the ATCO position. The recruitment exercise will commence in September in the preceding year for February's intake and in March for August's intake. Interested applicants may apply directly through Careers@Gov during the application period, or you may access the link via this website. If you are unable to find an answer to your query, please submit your Feedback to let us know how we can help you.