Operational measures are one of the instruments available to States to improve fuel efficiency and reduce CO2 emissions. The ICAO Fuel Savings Estimation Tool (IFSET) has been developed by the Secretariat with support from States and international organizations to assist the States to estimate fuel savings in a manner consistent with the models approved by CAEP and aligned with the Global Air Navigation Plan [more
National Programmes Initiative in the Pacific
In accordance with Annex 17 to the Convention on International Civil Aviation Security States shall comply with the Standards and (to the extent possible) Recommended Practices. This includes the establishment and implementation of a suite of national level documents addressing security, quality control and training.
To assist States in achieving this outcome, Australia initiated a capacity building project that includes a series of workshops designed to assist Pacific island States with developing their National Civil Aviation Security, Quality Control and Training Programmes. The ICAO Asia and Pacific Regional Office is supporting the project through training material development and workshops’ delivery.
The project was launched on 18 June with a two day trial workshop in Suva with participation from Kiribati and Nauru. Following the successful completion of the trial, additional workshops will be scheduled and made available to other Pacific island States.
In cooperation with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the World Customs Organization (WCO), the Singapore Ministry of Transport and Singapore Customs will convene a two-day conference on 5 and 6 July 2012.
In cooperation with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the World Customs Organization (WCO), the Singapore Ministry of Transport and Singapore Customs will convene a two-day conference on 5 and 6 July 2012. The Conference will consider means by which to enhance coordination between aviation security and Customs authorities with a view to strengthening air cargo security and facilitation.
The objective of the Conference is to increase awareness of aviation security and Customs regulatory frameworks, mandates and tools. It will also seek to identify synergies that can be explored to enhance coordination and cooperation between aviation security and Customs authorities and other key stakeholders in order to strengthen air cargo security and facilitation.
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ICAO Developing Countries Training Programme 2012
The safe and efficient operation of air transport systems is to a large part dependent on the skills and knowledge of the national personnel who operate and maintain these systems. ICAO, through its Technical Cooperation Programme, has been active in awarding fellowship training in the various fields of civil aviation. As in previous years, over 280 fellowships are on offer in 2012 in training institutions in Republic of Korea, Singapore and India. Courses information and application procedures are provided below:
- ICAO-India Developing Countries Training Programme
- ICAO-Republic of Korea Developing Countries Training Programme
- ICAO-Singapore Developing Countries Training Programme
ICAO Legal Seminar, Seoul Republic of Korea
The ICAO Legal Seminar is scheduled to be held at J W Marriott Hotel, Seoul, Republic of Korea from 23 to 26 April 2012. Further information about this event can be found at http://www.icao-legalseminar.kr/
Regional Runway Safety Seminar-Bali Indonesia
The Asia/Pacific Regional Runway Safety Seminar and workshop is scheduled to be held at the Kartika Discovery Hotel in Bali, Indonesia from 21 to 24 May 2012. This seminar/workshop is being convened by ICAO in partnership with the the DGAC Indonesia, the Flight Safety Foundation (FSF) and the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) to realize the objective of the 37th Assembly Resolution A 37-6 on Runway Safety. The seminar/workshop is open for CAAs, regulators, Regional Aviation Safety groups, airport service providers, air navigation service providers, aircraft operators and aviation industry groups.
Further information about this event including accommodation options can be found at
The Asia/Pacific civil/military cooperation seminar and workshop is scheduled to be held at the ICAO APAC Office in Bangkok from 28 February to 1 March 2012.
The Asia/Pacific civil/military cooperation seminar and workshop is scheduled to be held at the ICAO APAC Office in Bangkok from 28 February to 1 March 2012. This seminar/workshop is being convened by ICAO in partnership with CANSO, Eurocontrol, IATA, FAA, Department of Defence of US, NATO and UVS to realize the objective of 37th Assembly Resolution A 37-15 (Appendix O- coordination and cooperation of civil/military Air Traffic).
The seminar sessions will consist of presentations on civil/military cooperation, explanation of guidance material and panel discussions. The workshop sessions will consist of interactive, theoretical and practical activities for the implementation of civil/military cooperation, practical exercises tailored to regional settings, optimization of the use of airspace with simulated scenarios, initiatives to improve civil/military cooperation, coordination and interoperability. The Seminar & workshop is open to civil/military authorities, ANSPs, ATM civil/military airspace managers, airline operators and General Aviation users.
First Meeting of the Asia Pacific Regional Aviation Safety Team (APRAST/1) will be held from 20 to 24 February 2012, in Bangkok, Thailand.
First Meeting of the Asia Pacific Regional Aviation Safety Team (APRAST/1) will be held from 20 to 24 February 2012, in Bangkok, Thailand. APRAST is a sub-group of the Regional Aviation Safety Group Asia Pacific (RASG-APAC). The contributory bodies of the APRAST include the APRAST Accident Investigation ad hoc Working Group (APRAST-AIG AWG) and the APRAST Safety Reporting and Programme ad hoc Working Group (APRAST-SRP AWG).
The APRAST/1 meeting is open to all States/Administrations in the Asia and Pacific regions and Industry Partners of the RASG-APAC. Membership of the APRAST includes the regulatory authority (flight operations, airworthiness, aerodromes and air traffic management representatives), air operators, service providers, manufacturers and industry organizations. The meeting will encourage sharing of safety information and experiences among all stakeholders. The objective of the APRAST is to recommend safety interventions to the RASG-APAC which will reduce aviation risks.
ATS Message Handling System (AMHS)/System Wide Information Management (SWIM) Workshop and the Seventh Meeting of Aeronautical Telecommunication Network Implementation Co-ordination Group (ATNICG/7) are being held in Chiang Mai, Thailand from 5 to 9 March, 2012.
ATS Message Handling System (AMHS)/System Wide Information Management (SWIM) Workshop and the Seventh Meeting of Aeronautical Telecommunication Network Implementation Co-ordination Group (ATNICG/7) are being held in Chiang Mai, Thailand from 5 to 9 March, 2012. Both the Workshop and the Meeting are being hosted by Aeronautical Radio of Thailand (AEROTHAI). Workshop will provide an opportunity to the participants for exchanging information and sharing experience on implementation and will provide a platform to them for seeking clarifications from the industry and from the experts from the States on ATN/AMHS implementation related issues. Workshop will also introduce to the participants concept of System Wide Information Management or SWIM, the future communication system included in US NextGen, European SESAR, Japanese CARATs etc. Seventh meeting of ATNICG will review the status of ATN/AMHS implementation in the region and will develop consensus on related issues. Meeting will also review the progress made on the tasks assigned to the Group by APANPIRG and will discuss future plans for enhancing the performance of the systems.
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