Awareness of UA Operations Near Changi Airport

An unmanned aircraft (UA), commonly known as a drone, is operated without a pilot on board. An unmanned aircraft system (UAS) consists of the UA and associated elements such as the remote control equipment.

Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Given Singapore’s busy airspace, the flying of an UA must be carried out in a safe and responsible manner. If not carried out properly, the operation of UA may pose a risk to aviation and public safety. In addition, a permit is required from CAAS for any UA activities conducted within 5km of Changi Airport. Offenders for flying UA within 5km of Changi Airport without a permit may face a fine of up to $20,000 or up to 12 months in jail, or both.

Please click here to CAAS website for more information on UA Permit application.

General FAQs

Operating of UAs are not allowed within 5km of Changi airport vicinity without a permit as this may interfere with flight operations. If required to operate UA within this area, operators are required to apply for UA permit with CAAS through the link here.

Please refer to the following map for reference on permitted areas for flying UA, and if permits are required to fly UA at your planned location(s).

For exact locations, please refer to

Please contact Airport Police Division at 6546 0000 to alert of drone sightings within 5km of Changi Airport vicinity.