NEWS AND FEATURES BY ICAO

APAC Newsletter Vol. 2 No. 2

Launching Ceremony of CRV for Asia/Pacific Regions

The Launching ceremony for the Common aeRonautical VPN (CRV) project in APAC Region was conducted on 9 May 2019 at ICAO's Asia and Pacific Office in Bangkok, Thailand, just before the joint session of CRV OG/6 and SWIM TF/3. Dr. Manjit Singh, Deputy Director of ICAO APAC Office, recalled the history of the CRV project and expressed appreciation to CRV pioneer States for their efforts and…

APAC No Country Left Behind Initiative: Supporting Kiribati

Kiribati is one of the Pacific Small Islands Developing State (PSIDS). Like most PSIDS, air transportation is vital and most effective to remain connected with the international community and also between the islands. An ICAO Combined Action Team (CAT) Technical Assistance Mission visited Kiribati from 3-10 June 2019 as part of ICAO’s No Country Left Behind (NCLB) initiative. The CAT team…

System Wide Information Management progression in the APAC Region

In recent years, the ICAO Asia Pacific Region has been actively promoting research and development of System Wide Information Management (SWIM) implementation policies and activities. In accordance with the ICAO global provisions, the Third meeting of APAC SWIM Task Force (SWIM TF/3) held from 7-10 May 2019 endorsed the proposed APAC SWIM Implementation Philosophy and Roadmap highlighting a series…

Strengthening the ICAO-CANSO partnership in the Asia Pacific Region

Recognizing that aviation safety and security is a collective responsibility of all the aviation stakeholders, ICAO has maintained a steady partnership and collaboration with CANSO. The 2019 CANSO Asia Pacific Conference was hosted by the Japan Air Navigation Services (JANS) in Fukuoka, Japan from 22-24 May 2019. The conference examined how ANSPs in the region can navigate a rapidly changing ATM…

Implementing ground-based and satellite-based augmentation systems

With a focus on the recent progress of Ground-Based Augmentation System (GBAS) and Satellite-Based Augmentation System (SBAS) implementation by several States in the Asia/Pacific region, a GBAS/SBAS Implementation Workshop was held in Seoul, Republic of Korea, from 3 to 5 June 2019.  The workshop was attended by 123 participants from 16 States, two International Organizations and seven industry…

The Cooperative Development of Operational Safety and Continuing Airworthiness Programmes

Partnerships: Key to COSCAP-SEA Programme Multiplying its Activities The Cooperative Development of Operational Safety and Continuing Airworthiness Programme - South East Asia (COSCAP SEA) is an ICAO Regional Technical Cooperation Programme that has the main objective of coordinating the provision of assistance to States to implement, improve and harmonize Safety Oversight in all USOAP technical…
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