SINGAPORE: The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore has received strong interest from organisations across the aviation community since the announcement to develop Singapore as a Centre of Excellence for Air Traffic Management (ATM).
CAAS Director—General, Yap Ong Heng said he is very encouraged to see the initiative drawing both national and international interests.
As a Centre of Excellence for ATM, Singapore will be host to a range of ATM entities conducting research and development to develop and adapt new ATM concepts, technologies and solutions for Singapore and the Asia—Pacific region.
Discussions with various local and foreign stakeholders, such as institutes of higher learning, research organisations, industry players and aviation stakeholders, are also advancing well.
For example, to jumpstart ATM R&D in Singapore, CAAS and Nanyang Technological University are now in advanced talks on establishing an ATM research institute in Singapore.
The partnership will also include developing high quality human capital that is required to support the Centre of Excellence for ATM.
The centre has also kindled the interest of international organisations, including the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to identify areas of mutual cooperation with Singapore.
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