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The Air Traffic Management Research Institute (ATMRI) in Singapore was established by the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) and the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) on 5 February 2013. The ATMRI is Singapore’s first institute dedicated to research and development (R&D) in Air Traffic Management (ATM). As a key element of the initiative to build Singapore as a Centre of Excellence for ATM, the ATMRI envisions to be a renowned research institute, finding innovative solutions, and catalysing an ATM transformation in the region. Beyond generating knowledge and know-how, the ATMRI undertakes the mission to build and nurture intellectual human capital to ensure a sustainable pipeline of research manpower for ATM R&D in Singapore and beyond.

Since its establishment, the ATMRI has formed partnerships with the German Aerospace Centre (DLR), and is forming partnerships with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the MITRE Corporation of the United States as well as the French Civil Aviation University (ENAC) in various areas, among numerous other organisations. ATMRI has also held several regional and international seminars of significance, contributing to the exchange of experience and expertise among representatives from key aviation organisations like the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and EUROCONTROL.

The initial areas of R&D of ATMRI include Integration of Arrival, Departure, Runway and Surface movements, 4D Trajectory-Based Flight, Air-to-Ground communications, Wake Vortices, Airspace Modelling and Simulation for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) region, Aviation System Block Upgrade modules (ASBU), among others.

ATMRI endeavors to become a permanent, premium ATM R&D organisation, which operates as a for-public-interest R&D entity and supports the Singapore national goal of being an air hub and maintaining the leadership position in regional ATM modernisation and harmonisation. The Institute proclaims to contribute to the continued advancement of global aviation.