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APAC Newsletter Vol. 2 No. 1

Efforts that help improve ATC situation awareness

ATC Situation Awareness plays a key role in safe and efficient operations. Member States and industries are striving to continuously improve in this critical area through experience sharing and the implementation of surveillance and automation technology. Aeronautical Surveillance Workshop, Bangkok, 5-6 November 2018 A workshop supported by the Surveillance Panel was attended by participants…

Airspace Management Activities by the Regional Sub-Office

To be able to cope with the expected air traffic growth in the APAC Region, States need to work together to increase the airspace capacity and maximize the utilization of available airspace. As airspace management is not only performed at the national level, but also at the international level, the ICAO APAC Regional Sub-Office (RSO) has taken the responsibility to serve as the Secretariat for two…

Collaborative SIGMET issuance of meteorological watch offices to ensure the safety of aircraft operations

Globally, ICAO's Meteorology Panel is working on a roadmap for a regional advisory system, which will eventually help all States meet the requirements from users for seamless (or harmonized) SIGMET service. In the meantime, several ICAO Member States are enhancing coordination between meteorological watch offices (MWOs) to ensure SIGMET information informs pilots and other users seamlessly about…

Aerodrome certification activities that support Beijing Declaration Commitment

Recognizing the APAC Ministers’ commitment through the Beijing Declaration (January 2018), to certify all aerodromes used for international operations by 2020, the Regional Office conducted the following associated activities: ICAO Aerodrome Safety Management including PANS-Aerodromes Course, 19 to 23 March 2018, APAC Office, Bangkok. The course was attended by 22 participants from five…

The 8th Regional Aviation Safety Group Meeting

The Eighth Meeting of the Regional Aviation Safety Group – Asia and Pacific Regions (RASG-APAC/8) was held at the ICAO APAC Office, on 6-7 September 2018. Mr. Shane P. Carmody, CEO and Director of the Aviation Safety, Civil Aviation Safety Authority, Australia and Mr. Ahmad Nizar Zolfakar, CEO of the Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia were elected as the Chairman and Vice-Chairman respectively…

Cooperative Development of Operational Safety and Continuing Airworthiness Programme South East Asia (COSCAP-SEA)

The main objective of the ICAO Regional Technical Cooperation Programme is to coordinate the assistance to States to implement, improve and harmonize Safety Oversight in all USOAP technical areas and Safety Management (SSP and SEIs), in collaboration with partners. News and Highlights: Established in 2001 and currently in Phase 4 (2016 – 2021) Office relocated to ICAO APAC Regional…

The Global Aviation Security plan (GASeP) and APAC Aviation Security Regional Roadmap

The Global Aviation Security Plan (GASeP) was approved by the ICAO Council in November 2017 after being transmitted to States and international organizations for comments. Subsequently, the APAC Aviation Security Regional Roadmap was endorsed by the Regional Conference 2017 in Thailand to align the efforts of APAC States, international organizations and industries to achieve the objectives of the…

APAC NCLB initiatives: Enhancing the aviation safety system in the Pacific Island States

In line with the ICAO “No Country Left Behind” (NCLB) initiative, the ICAO APAC Regional Office has reached out to the PIS by launching various supporting programmes: Aviation Security related workshops and seminars AVSEC Management Seminar, Fiji, October 2018 Air Navigation (CNS, PBN) related meetings, workshops and seminars CRV Workshops and CRV OG/4, Fiji, 16 - 20 April…

Civil Military Cooperation Conference and Workshop 22-23 October 2018, Manila, the Philippines

In a joint effort between the Bangkok Regional Office and the Beijing Regional Sub-Office, ICAO supported a Civil Military Cooperation Conference and Workshop in Manila, Philippines, from 22 – 23 October 2018. The Conference and Workshop was attended by 63 attendees from the Civil Aeronautics Board, the CAA of the Philippines, the Philippine Air Force, Navy, Army and Coast Guard, IATA, government…
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