30th Meeting of RVSM Task Force (RVSM/TF/30)  
 

The RVSM Task Force, established by APANPIRG, has been extremely instrumental in the implementation of the RVSM over most of the Asia/Pacific air space. Therefore, when China informed of the plan for introduction of RVSM in the Chinese air space, the group was called upon again
RVSM/TF/30 was held at ICAO Asia and Pacific Office from 12 to 16 March 2007. 
As China shares its borders with about 10 neighboring flight information regions (FIRs) which will be affected by RVSM implementation in China, including transition arrangements between flight levels defined in feet and meters, the knowledge and experience that have been gained by the RVSM Implementation Task Force are useful to China and surrounding States, and will assist in inter-regional harmonization when China proceeds with RVSM implementation. 
 
The RVSM/TF/30 saw as many as 106 participants from China, Hong Kong China, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Pakistan, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, United States, Uzbekistan, Viet Nam, IATA, IFALPA and IFATCA. 
 
The Report of the meeting is at the meeting section of the website.
 
Third Meeting of IAVW Operations Group (IAVWOPSG/3)
 
 
The 3rd meeting of IAVWOPSG was held at the Regional Office from 19 to 23 March. The meeting was attended by

representatives of the Volcanic Ash Advisory centres Provider States (Australia, France, UK, USA, Canada, Japan), IATA, IFALPA and WMO.
 
The meeting reviewed the current status of IAVW implementation and outlined a number of new tasks