MITRE signs contract for Air Traffic Management R&D center in Singapore

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The MITRE Corp., headquartered in McLean and Bedford, Mass., announced earlier this week it has signed a contract to open an Air Traffic Management research and development center in Singapore.

The 10,000-square-foot laboratory will use simulation tools such as cockpit simulation, en route and terminal controller work stations and advanced traffic flow management tools and work stations. The facility will be designed to connect to other organizations' research simulation to facilitate a collaborative research environment between governments, industry, and academia.

The initial work program is expected to start this October. MITRE's lab is expected to be operational in January 2015.

The contract MITRE signed with the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore is for seven years, with an option for a three-year extension.

Mimi Dobbs will lead the initial operation in Singapore. Dobbs is the company’s assistant director for international, responsible for the Asia Pacific region.

 MITRE is a non-profit that provides systems engineering, research and development, and information technology support to the U.S. government. It operates federally funded research and development centers, including the Center for Advanced Aviation System Development.

The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore oversees and promotes safety in the aviation industry, develops the air hub and aviation industry, provides air navigation services, aviation training for human resource development and contributes to the development of international civil aviation.

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