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CAE and NASA Signed Cooperation Agreement on Aviation Science and Technology Research

On Sep.27th, Chinese Aeronautical Establishment (CAE) and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) of America signed a Memorandum of

Understanding to cooperate on air traffic management (ATM) research for civil aviation. Signed by CAE president Dr. Zhang Xinguo and NASA administrator Mr.Charles Bolden at the time of the 30th ICAS Congress and the 7th IFAR Summit, this agreement is the first protocol between the two countries for more than 20 years. Dr. Zhang pointed out that the signing of this agreement is of great historic importance. He expects the cooperation between CAE and NASA could have a positive impact on the global aviation community.Bolden said that China is expected to see a substantial increase in air travel in the near future. Our ability to work closely together will help to improve predictability of ground delays, so air carriers can better plan departures to increase efficiencies. That will have a positive impact on U.S. carriers operating in China and the global aviation community.
The details of the agreement were discussed during Mr. Bolden’s visit to China in August, when he met with the Administrator of Civil Aviation

Administration of China (CAAC), Mr. Feng Zhenglinand the Vice Chairman of the CAE Board, Mr. Tan Ruisong. The NASA delegation participated in the

CAE/NASA-CAAC Workshop on ATM ResearchCooperation in Beijing and visited several ATM facilities in Beijing and Shanghai.


NASA Delegation visited Shanghai Aeronautical Electronics Research Institute