The Asia Pacific region is the world’s largest aviation market with one of the highest growth rates in the world. Faced with the challenges of rapid growth in air traffic, the CANSO Asia Pacific region was established in 2008 with a vision of a safe, seamless and harmonised airspace across the region.
Efforts to transform ATM performance in the region are focused on improving ATM safety through the sharing of information and best practices and in ATM operational efficiency through the implementation of priority areas of the ICAO Aviation System Block Upgrades (ASBUs), such as air traffic flow management (ATFM), airport collaborative decision making (A-CDM), automatic dependent surveillance – broadcast (ADS-B) and performance based navigation (PBN).
Through close collaboration and the use of technology to improve systems and processes CANSO Asia Pacific members have enhanced airspace capacity and improved flight safety and predictability through joint actions in areas such as ADS-B data sharing in the South China Sea and in ATFM where the Distributed Multi-Nodal ATFM system was conceptualised, tested and implemented.
Asia Pacific CANSO CEO Committee (APC3)
The Asia Pacific CANSO CEO Committee (APC3) governs and directs CANSO’s work in the region, within the framework of the CANSO’s global policies and positions. APC3 is supported by the Director Asia Pacific Affairs and two subsidiary groups; the Asia Pacific Safety Workgroup and the Asia Pacific Operations Workgroup.
CANSO Asia Pacific Operations and Safety Workgroups
The CANSO Asia Pacific Operations and Safety Workgroups were established by the APC3 to provide Asia Pacific members with a platform to coordinate regional ATM operational and safety initiatives and to share experiences and best practices. Comprising specialists from Asia Pacific members in their respective fields, the workgroups play a vital role in strengthening collaboration among ANSPs in the region and help translate the region’s vision of a seamless sky into strategy and action.
AMNAC – the Asia-Pacific Cross-Border Multi-Nodal ATFM Collaboration – is a regional initiative to implement air traffic flow management (ATFM) network in the Asia-Pacific region.
Hai Eng Chiang
Director Asia Pacific Affairs