New $100 million ATM R&D centre for Singapore

The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) and The MITRE Corporation (MITRE) have signed a Statement of Intent to set up MITRE Asia Pacific in Singapore (MAPS), a centre for air traffic management (ATM) research and development. MAPS is expected to perform over US$100 million worth of ATM research and analysis over the next 10 years.


New $100 million ATM R&D centre for Singapore


The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) and The MITRE Corporation (MITRE) have signed a Statement of Intent to set up MITRE Asia Pacific in Singapore (MAPS), a centre for air traffic management (ATM) research and development. MAPS is expected to perform over US$100 million worth of ATM research and analysis over the next 10 years.

With air traffic in the Asia Pacific region estimated to triple by 2030, it is envisioned that MAPS will contribute toward developing ATM capabilities and solutions to meet the needs of Singapore and the region, including improving airspace capacity and operational safety, and promoting ATM modernisation and harmonisation in the region.

MAPS will be MITRE’s first aviation research and development centre outside of the US and is expected to be ready for core operations in the second half of 2014.

MITRE, a not-for-profit organisation, is a recognised leader in advanced ATM capabilities, with over 50 years of experience in advanced research and development for the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and civil aviation authorities around the world.

MITRE will apply its breadth and depth of knowledge to adapt state-ofthe- art ATM solutions to suit the region’s requirements. This will include the recreation of significant capabilities from MITRE’s Integration Demonstration and Experimentation for Aeronautics (IDEA) Laboratory in the Singapore facility.