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EURNAT Newsletter Vol 2

EURNAT Vol 2

A True Partnership

EUROCONTROL has a long history of cooperation with ICAO; the first agreement between the two organizations was…

ECAC and the ICAO EUR/NAT Office: Uniting European Aviation

Only a few days ago, from 31 August to 2 September, Directors General of the European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC) held in Reykjavik their annual Special meeting hosted by an ECAC Member State. On this occasion, ICAO Secretary General Dr. Fang Liu reiterated the critical role played by regional organizations in the progress of global aviation under the umbrella of ICAO. “Regional meetings such…

Results of a Quarter of a Century of Successful Regional Cooperation

Realizing their responsibility to the world aviation community and guided by the principles of the Chicago Convention on International Civil Aviation, 12 newly independent States of the former Soviet Union - one of the largest regions of the world, signed the Interstate Agreement on Civil Aviation and Use of Airspace and its interstate entities – the Interstate Council on Aviation and Use of…

NORTH ATLANTIC SYSTEMS PLANNING GROUP: NAT SPG

The North Atlantic is the busiest oceanic airspace in terms of air traffic in the world. The North Atlantic Systems Planning Group was created in 1965 by the Council of ICAO. The NAT SPG aims to achieve the highest level of safety performance and meet regional safety objectives in line with national and international standards, the Global Aviation Safety Plan (GASP) and the Global Air Navigation…

CIVIL AVIATION AND UAS – RPAS – DRONES

The developments in unmanned aviation have evolved at a far greater speed than those for manned aviation and the assumption that UAS (Unmanned Aircraft Systems) or RPAS (Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems) or “Drones” are only operated in segregated airspace have been overly conservative. The diversity of these new airspace users can range from small mobile phone controlled systems up to…

ENVIRONMENT AND THE EUR/NAT REGION FOCUS ON ICAO STATE ACTION PLAN INITIATIVE

For the past seven years, ICAO has been working on a comprehensive strategy to strengthen national capacities on environment protection and, specifically, to reduce the impact of international aviation on climate change. This includes developing and promoting guidance, technical material and tools as well as offering capacity-building training to facilitate the development of State Action Plans on…

ICAO EUR/NAT NO COUNTRY LEFT BEHIND PROGRAMME GAINS MOMENTUM

The ICAO EUR/NAT Regional Office carried out four specific No Country Left Behind (NCLB) related projects aimed at improving safety of civil aviation in the Region. The first event, jointly organized by ICAO, IATA, the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Turkish Directorate General of Civil Aviation, was a Runway Safety Go Team visit to Kyrgyzstan in August 2017. The…

WORKSHOP ON COMPETENCY-BASED TRAINING FOR AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLERS AND ENGINEERING PERSONNEL

The ICAO EUR/NAT Office, in cooperation with Eurocontrol, the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the International Federation of Air Traffic Controllers’ Associations (IFATCA) and the International Federation of Air Traffic Safety Electronics Associations (IFATSEA), held a workshop, hosted by the Eurocontrol Institute of Air Navigation Services (IANS) in Luxembourg, on…

VOLCANIC ASH EXERCISE IN KAMCHATKA, RUSSIAN FEDERATION – VOLKAM17

The European Air Navigation Planning Group (EANPG) Programme Coordinating Group (COG) established the Volcanic Ash Exercises Steering Group for the (far) Eastern part of the EUR Region in 2010 in order to increase awareness and initiate volcanic ash exercises with impact scenarios on trans-east, trans-polar and cross-polar routes. Since then, five volcanic ash exercises have been conducted by this…

ICAO PREPARATION FOR THE ITU WORLD RADIOCOMMUNICATION CONFERENCE 2019

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC) is a global mechanism for regulating the allocation of the scarce radio frequency resource to various users. The Conferences are held every three to four years to review, and if necessary, revise the Radio Regulations, the international treaty governing the use of the radio-frequency spectrum and the…

REGIONAL AND INTER-REGIONAL COOPERATION IN THE FIELD OF AVIATION SECURITY

Countering terrorism in civil aviation is of utmost importance, as many recent sad events, such as the Metrojet incident and the Brussels and Istanbul airport attacks, have once again demonstrated. Terrorism is not a national or regional phenomenon – it is a global one. Therefore, to build effective and efficient aviation security (AVSEC) systems, it is unavoidable and imperative to coordinate and…

WORKSHOP ON SIGMET COORDINATION FOR PT/EAST STATES

SIGMET (Significant Meteorological Information) – Information issued by a meteorological watch office concerning the occurrence or expected occurrence of specified en-route weather phenomena which may affect the safety of aircraft operations. Providing hazardous weather information for en-route flights in the form of SIGMET is the responsibility of a Meteorological Watch Office that serves a…

ICAO METEOROLOGICAL INFORMATION EXCHANGE MODEL (IWXXM) IMPLEMENTATION WORKSHOP

Weather information used in international air navigation is currently exchanged as products directly used by airline operators (e.g. dispatch, pilot). In the future, this same weather information will be exchanged using the ICAO Meteorological Information Exchange Model (IWXXM), which includes extensible markup language (XML)/ geography markup language (GML), that is intended to be ingested by…

WORKSHOP ON IMPLEMENTING ICAO METEOROLOGICAL PROVISIONS IN THE MAGHREB STATES

The Workshop on Implementing ICAO Meteorological Provisions in the Maghreb States (Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia) was held in Marrakech, Morocco from 11 to 12 April 2017. This was a European Air Navigation Planning Group (EANPG) initiative to expose the Maghreb States to provisions on meteorology as well as related regional practices such as exchanging weather information for aviation and…

States’ Corner

ICAOs special commendation to Prof. Galyna Suslova, ICAO Training Institute Director, for her tremendous work and tireless dedication and commitment in the field of aviation security. President of the ICAO Council, Dr. Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu; Prime Minister Georgia, H. E. Mr. Giorgi Kvirikashvili; Regional Director ICAO EUR/NAT, Mr. Luis Fonseca de Almeida; Director Civil…
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