USTDA Promotes Air Safety and Efficiency in Vietnam Through U.S. Solutions

ARLINGTON, VA – The U.S. Trade and Development Agency awarded a grant to the Vietnam Air Traffic Management Corporation (VATM), a state-owned enterprise responsible for providing air navigation services throughout Vietnam. The grant supports the development of an Air Traffic Flow Management (ATFM) master plan to improve air navigation safety and efficiency in Vietnam.

VATM selected the U.S. firm, The MITRE Corporation (McLean, VA) to perform the technical assistance.  The MITRE Corporation is a not-for-profit corporation with research, development, and planning responsibilities throughout the aviation industry. 

“This project builds upon USTDA’s long history of supporting Vietnam’s efforts to improve aviation safety and efficiency as flight traffic in the country continues to increase,” said USTDA Regional Director Henry Steingass.  “We are pleased to partner with VATM and to support U.S. technical experts who will assist with the development of an Air Traffic Flow Management plan.”

“We look forward to working with VATM to provide a roadmap, concept of operation, and master plan for deploying advanced ATFM tools in Vietnam to improve air navigation safety and efficiency, based on the characteristics of the country’s airspace and air traffic,” said Gregg Leone, International Director, The MITRE Corporation.

The activity will assist VATM in detailing the vision, strategy, and objectives of ATFM deployment, and developing a full ATFM operational concept. Successful implementation of an ATFM plan would include the procurement of multiple ATC systems, communications and radar systems, presenting new business opportunities for U.S. companies.

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