The Air Navigation Commission, at the eleventh meeting of its 177th Session on 20 March 2008, agreed to the establishment of a study group in order to assist the Secretariat with the development of:
  • a global strategy/roadmap for the transition from Aeronautical Information Services (AIS) to Aeronautical Information Management (AIM);
     
  • Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs) and guidance material related to the provision of a standard aeronautical information conceptual model and standard aeronautical information exchange model to enable the global exchange of data in digital format; and other SARPs, guidance material and training material necessary to support AIM implementation.
The expected outputs of the study group will include a global roadmap for the transition from AIS to AIM, amendments to: Annex 4 — Aeronautical Charts; Annex 15 — Aeronautical Information Services; the Aeronautical Information Services Manual (Doc 8126); and the Aeronautical Chart Manual (Doc 8697), and the development of two new manuals related to the AIM quality system and AIM training.
 
It is expected that the work of the study group can be completed within four years.