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NASA’s Jaiwon Shin: US, South Korea Form Aviation Tech Partnership

AirportRunwayNASA has inked an agreement with the Korea Agency for Infrastructure Technology Advancement for cooperation on future projects to develop technologies for air traffic management in the U.S. and South Korea.

The agency said Tuesday the partnership aims to support South Korea’s National Air Traffic Management Reformation and Enhancement program and the U.S. Next Generation Air Transportation System.

“Our ability to work closely together will benefit each nation by optimizing air transportation operations to reduce delays, fuel consumption, noise and emissions in airspace operating conditions,” said Jaiwon Shin, associate administrator for aeronautics research at NASA.

KAIA President Jaeboong Lee was on hand to sign the memorandum of understanding with the agency.

NASA said both parties aim to bolster the development of air transportation automation technologies.

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