Singapore opens two ATM research centres

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 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).

CAAS is developing Singapore as a Centre of Excellence for ATM to improve the efficiency and safety of air traffic management in Singapore and the Asia Pacific region.

The ATMRI and MAPS are key elements of CAAS’ strategy. They will conduct distinct yet complementary advanced research and development (R&D) activities. The ATMRI, Singapore’s first institute dedicated to ATM R&D jointly set up by CAAS and the Nanyang Technological University (NTU), will nurture talent in the ATM domain and translate academic-based research into ATM solutions.

Some of the ATMRI’s work areas include, air route modelling and simulation, air-ground traffic management, unmanned aircraft systems management, aviation weather research, and human factors in ATM.

MAPS, established through a partnership between The MITRE Corporation (MITRE) 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.