ATM Implementation

1.    What is Seamless ATM


·    The objective of Seamless ATM is the safe and interoperable provision of harmonized and consistent air traffic management service provided to a flight, appropriate to the airspace category and free of transitions due to a change in the air navigation service provider or Flight Information Region.


2.    Benefits of Seamless ATM

·    To improve the airspace management and maximize Air Traffic Management (ATM) performance with the aim of meeting the growth in traffic without compromising the safety.
To meet the predictable future developments in the APAC area.
The Seamless ANS performance framework, with a focus on technological and human performance within ASBU Block 0 elements, non-ASBU elements, and civil-military cooperation elements;
Deployment plan with specific operational improvements, transition arrangements, expected timelines and implementation examples;
Overview of financial outcomes and objectives, cross-industry business and performance/risk management planning.


3.     ATM Activities of APAC RSO

·     As a subsidiary office of the Asia and Pacific (APAC) Regional Office in Bangkok, the APAC Regional Sub-Office (RSO) is primarily responsible for supporting APAC States to improve the airspace management and to maximize Air Traffic Management (ATM) performance with the aim of meeting the growth in traffic without compromising the safety. The mandate of the RSO, which is operated on a project-oriented structure, is to help to facilitate the efficient management of the airspace and the international air traffic flows in the APAC Region, through the implementation of Airspace Organization and Management (AOM), Collaborative Decision Making (CDM) and Air Traffic Flow Management (ATFM). This includes assistance to improve ATFM capability in States, implementation of Performance-Based Navigation (PBN) in en-route and terminal airspace, approach procedures, enhancement of airspace utilization (civil/military aspect) and improvement of traffic flows (review of ATS route networks) in the APAC Region. The APAC RSO closely coordinates with Regional Officers from the Regional Office in Bangkok and as necessary with Technical Officers of the Air Navigation Bureau (ANB) at ICAO HQ.


·    SAIOSEACG: South Asia, Indian Ocean and Southeast Asia ATM Coordination Group

O    SCSTFRG: South China Sea Traffic Flow Review Group










O    BOBTFRG: Bay of Bengal Traffic Flow Review Group


4.     What can APAC RSO offer to States?

·    Provide guidance for States in the implementation of the ICAO SARPs, the Global and Regional Air Navigation Plans in a timely and harmonized manner.
·    Identify challenges faced by States and proposes action list to support the States.
·    Built partnering relationships among States within the sub-regions and catalyzed gradual processes of capability enhancements and service improvements.
·    Assess the implementation status of airspace management in APAC States. Support States in the development and implementation of airspace management in line with the APAC RSO Work Programme.
·    Organize seminars/workshops to promote international practices on airspace management implementation and airspace simulation.
·    Organize other activities aimed at achieving the most efficient use of airspace, or addressing specific implementation challenges.

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