MITRE Partners with the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore on Centre of Excellence
Today, the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) marked a significant milestone in its vision to establish a Centre of Excellence (CoE) for air traffic management (ATM) with the inauguration of the ATM Research Institute (ATMRI) and MITRE Asia Pacific Singapore (MAPS).
The inauguration ceremony of the two centres was presided over by Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Transport, Mrs Josephine Teo. Some 140 global aviation leaders attending the World Civil Aviation Chief Executives Forum in Singapore this week participated in the ceremony.
MAPS, established through a partnership between The MITRE Corporation and CAAS, is MITRE's first R&D centre outside the United States and serves as the premier collaboration space for regional ATM harmonisation. It will deliver solutions to meet the ATM needs of Singapore and the region.
Senior Vice President of MITRE, Ms Lillian Ryals, said, "First let me congratulate CAAS on making their vision of a Center of Excellence a reality. We are proud to have partnered with CAAS to establish MAPS, our first laboratory outside of the U.S. The full suite of capabilities we offer is tailored to support Singapore and the Asia Pacific region, and will serve to demonstrate the future and make new concepts and technologies come alive. We look forward to strengthening our collaboration with CoE members and other regional stakeholders as we help the region transform ATM and effect global harmonisation."