Statement on the Mexico City Airport System

November 20, 2018

McLean, Virginia, U.S.A., November 20, 2018 — MITRE has worked with the Mexican Government since 1996 to address the operational capacity saturation of the Mexico City International Airport (AICM). MITRE has analyzed six different sites to design and build a new or a complementary airport. MITRE found more than one solution, but each one had some problems independent of air navigation. The Mexican Government determined that the best solution was to build a new, stand-alone airport in Mexico City (NAIM).

This work is taking place under MITRE’s Center for Advanced Aviation System Development, a United States-based federally funded research and development center that collaborates on innovation in the field of air traffic control, its management, and flight procedure development. MITRE advises the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and assists other international governments and organizations regarding issues that require sophistication and advanced research capabilities and laboratories. MITRE has been an innovator in improving safety, efficiency, and increasing long-term runway capacity, while preventing conflicts between airports.

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