U.S. Embassy Singapore Chargé d’Affaires, a.i., Stephanie Syptak-Ramnath visited the MITRE Asia Pacific Singapore (MAPS) Laboratory on August 28 to hear about U.S.-Singapore cooperation in aviation. During her visit, CDA Syptak-Ramnath learned about advances in Air Traffic Management by MITRE, a not-for-profit organization that provides R&D and technical advice to government. A demonstration of a “human-in-the-loop” experiment with CAAS air traffic controllers showed how human performance is impacted when complex flight procedures are implemented.
MITRE Corp has a long-standing relationship with the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and has supported FAA engagement in ASEAN. The MAPS laboratory, the first of its kind outside of the U.S., opened in 2015 with the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) as its first partner in Asia Pacific.