AAIS and its Air Traffic Management (ATM) sector members (ASI, Heron AirBridge, NATS, Frequentis, Thales, Viasat etc) attended the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) ‘Air Navigation World ATM Procedures for Today’ global conference hosted by CAAS in Singapore on 23-27 Oct 2023. Some 450 participants from 56 States, international organizations and industry from around the world gathered for focused knowledge exchange, with the goal of facilitating global implementation of mature ATM procedures.

At the event, Mr Chee Hong Tat, Acting Minister of Transport, pledged a voluntary contribution of $200,000 towards ICAO’s Transformational Objective and cybersecurity programme. A further pledge of $100,000 was made by CAAS towards training and consultancy projects coordinated by ICAO in support of the Pacific Small Island Developing States (PSIDS).

The event also saw the signing of two Letters of Intent on the sidelines:

(1) Asia-Pacific Trajectory-Based Operation (TBO) Pathfinder Project. Ten air navigation service providers (ANSPs) from China, Indonesia, Japan, New Zealand, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and the United States, the Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation (CANSO), and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) signed an agreement to jointly define, develop, and demonstrate TBO for the Asia-Pacific region within four years.

(2)  South-East Asia – Oceania Implementation of Free Route Operations (FRTO) Project. Five ANSPs from Indonesia, New Zealand, and Singapore, CANSO, and IATA signed an agreement to identify applicable city pairs and flights, and validate the use of FRTO between defined cities within a year.

Congratulations to CAAS on successfully hosting the event and putting a spotlight on Asia and the Pacific.

To view video recordings on ICAO TV: https://www.icao.tv/air-navigation-world/season:2

Read press releases:  https://lnkd.in/gYMsgqxp

Read Acting Transport Minister’s Welcome Remarks:  https://lnkd.in/gBvz9qJP