APAC Electronic Documents


These documents are published and maintained up-to-date by the ICAO Regional Office. The material in these documents is intended for guidance only. It is not intended to replace relevant national instructions or explanatory material. Nothing in these documents should be taken as contradicting or conflicting with the relevant ICAO SARPs, procedures or other guidance issued by ICAO. The regional guidance documents are reviewed from time to time by APANPIRG and its contributing bodies and updates are published after approval by APANPIRG.


The ICAO Council in June 2014 approved the new structure, format and content of the Regional Air Navigation Plans (ANP), and the ANP amendment process. APANPIRG/25 adopted Decision 25/1 on the development of the APAC ANP according to the new structure.


The approved Volume I & II of APAC ANP in the new structure is available at:



The previous version of the APAC ANP documents are provided below as reference information only.

- ASIA/PAC, Vol I, Basic ANP, Working Draft

- ASIA/PAC, Vol II, FASID, Working Draft


​Water Aerodromes

Water Aerodromes requirements



Asia/Pacific Region ATS Route Catalogue

Version 17, September 2018

ATS Route Proposal Template (MS word)

Flexible Use of Airspace (FUA) Manual Template (MS Word)

South China Sea Operational Concept

​Establishing the Correct PBN Specifications for ATS Routes

International Airspace and Civil/Military Cooperation


5LNC Data Collection Spreadsheet (MS Excel)

​January 2018

State AIM Transition Table 

12 September 2018

Guidance Manual for Aeronautical Information Services (AIS) in the Asia/Pacific Region

First Edition - 2012

Asia-Pacific Plan for Collaborative AIM

Version1.0 - 2018 

Regional AIM Plan Monitoring and Reporting Form *formerly known as AIM Status Report Form

Draft Regional Transition Plan for RNP Chart Identification


Asia/Pacific Framework for Collaborative ATFM

Version 3, August 2017

Regional ATFM Concept of Operations

Version 1, September 2015

Regional ATFM Plan Monitoring and Reporting Form (MS Excel)*formerly known as Regional ATFM Monitoring and Reporting Form

​ATM Procedures

​Asia/Pacific Regional SID/STAR Phraseology Implementation Strategy


Regional ATM Contingency Plan

Version 2, September 2017

Regional ATM Contingency Plan Monitoring and Reporting Form (MS Excel)*formerly known as ATM Contingency Plan Monitoring and Reporting Form


​​Asia/Pacific Performance-Based Communication and Surveillance (PBCS)  Transition Strategy

Operational Authorizations Guidance for PBCS 

Survey of the Implementation Status of Performance-Based Horizontal Separation Minima (MS Word)

PBCS Action List for ANSPs

New Data Link Performance Analysis Reporting Template #1 – ANSP Reports to FIT

Data Link Performance Data Reporting Template (MS Word)

Example NEW Data Link Performance Analysis Report #1 – ANSP Reports to FIT

New Data Link Performance Reporting Template #2 – Aggregated Regional Data Reports to RASMAG

PBCS Non-Compliance Report Form Template – ANSP Reporting to RMA

Example PBCS Non-Compliance Report Form Template  – ANSP Reporting to RMA

PBCS PfA Doc 7030 MID-Asia Template  (MS Word)

PBCS PfA Doc 7030 PAC Template (MS Word)

Data Link Implementation Strategy

11 September 2014

Guidance Material for the Asia/Pacific Region for ADS/CPDLC/AIDC Ground Systems Procurement and Implementation

Version 2, May 2008


Asia/Pacific Guidance Material for the Implementation of Amendment 1 to the 15th Edition of the Procedures for Air Navigation Services – Air Traffic Management (PANS-ATM, Doc 4444)

Version 5 - 14 September 2012

Survey on State Readiness for Alphanumeric Aircraft Identification (MS Word)

Asia/Pacific Region Alphanumeric Call sign Project Phase 2


Survey: Airspace Safety Reporting (MS Word)

Asia/Pacific Regional Statement RVSM Global Long Term Height Monitoring Requirements effective from November 2010

Version 1.0 - August 2012

Asia/Pacific Region EN-Route Monitoring Agency (EMA) Handbook

Version 2, August 2010

Guidance Material for End-to-End Safety and Performance Monitoring
of Air Traffic Service (ATS) Datalink systems in the Asia/Pacific Region

Version 4.0, February 2011


Asia/Pacific Seamless ATM Plan

Version 2.0, September 2016

​Ballistic Launch and Space Re-entry Management – Additional Guidance and State Planning Checklist

Seamless ATM Implementation Guidance                

Version 5.0, September 2016

State Seamless ATM Implementation Plan Template - (MS Word)

Version 3

Seamless ATM Reporting


Asia/Pacific Search and Rescue (SAR) Plan​Version 2, September 2016

Regional SAR Plan Monitoring and Reporting Form  *formerly known as SAR Performance Indicators 



Common Aeronautical VPN (CRV) Implementation Plan

​Version 1.0 - 20 April 2018

Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) and Analog Interface Control Document for the Asia-Pacific Common Aeronautical Virtual Private Network

​Version 1.0 - April 2018 

ATS Inter-Facility Data Communication (AIDC) Implementation and Operations Guidance Document  

Version 1.0 - July 2017

List of Focal Point for AIDC Implementation

March 2016

Asia/Pacific ATS Message Handling System (AMHS) Naming Plan

Fourth Edition, May 2015

ASIA/PAC Technical Specification of the Air Traffic Services Message Handling System (AMHS)

Version 1.0 - September 2011

Recommendations of AIDC Implementation

September 2015

Pan Regional (NAT and APAC) Interface Control Document forATS Interfacility Data Communications (PAN AIDC ICD)

Version 1.0, September 2014

Revised Strategy for Implementation of Communication Systems to Support Air Navigation Service in the Asia/Pacific Region

Adopted by APANPIRG/29 - September 2018

Asia/Pacific Regional Interface Control Document (ICD) for ATS Interfacility Data Communications (AIDC)

Version 3.0, 7 September 2007

Asia/Pacific Regional Interface Control Document for ATS Digital Speech Signalling System

Issue 1, September 1997

AFTN/ATSMHS Routing Directory, Asia and Pacific Regions

Twenty-eighth Edition, July 2018

Asia/Pacific Regional Guidance Material for the Use of the Public Internet for the AFTN

Version 1.0, August 2003 


Aeronautical Mobile Service (AMS) Strategy for the ASIA/PAC Region

Adopted by APANPIRG/24, June 2013

Interface Control Document for ATN IPS (IPv4) Router

Version 1.1
Adopted by APANPIRG/24
- June 2013

1st edition of Satellite Voice (SATVOICE) Guidance Material (SVGM)

Version 1.0 - September 2011

High Frequency Management Guidance material for the South Pacific Region

Vesion 1.0 - Adopted by APANPIRG/21, September 2010

Strategy for Implementation of the Air-ground Data Link in Asia/Pacific Regional

August 2005



​Version 2 - September 2018

GBAS Ionospheric Threat Model for APAC Region          

Adopted by APANPIRG/27, September 2016

Asia/Pacific Regional Performance-Based Navigation Implementation Plan

​Version 4, June 2013
Adopted by APANPIRG/24

Guidance Material on Collection of Ionospheric Scintillation data

Version 1.2 Adopted by ISTF/3

​SCINtillation and TEC Exchange Format (Version 0.2)  

ASIA/PAC Checklist for Introduction of GNSS based operations

APANPIRG 12, August 2001

Catalogue of Asia and Pacific Flight Inspection and Flight Validation Service Providers  

Tenth Edition – July 2018

GBAS Safety Assessment Guidance Related to Anomalous Ionospheric Conditions


​Edition 1.0 – July 2016, Adopted by APANPIRG/27

SBAS Safety Assessment Guidance Related to Anomalous Ionospheric Conditions

​Edition 1.0 – July 2016, Adopted by APANPIRG/27

PBN Pre-implementation Checklist for Preparation of PBN Procedure Implementation Safety Assessment

September 2015

Record Template on Identification, Analysis and Mitigation of Hazard

September 2015

Revised Navigation Strategy for the Asia/Pacific Region

Adopted by APANPIRG/27 - September 2016


Guidance Material on Advice to Military Authorities regarding ADS-B Sharing

Adopted by APANPIRG/23 - September 2012

Guidance Material on Building a Safety Case for Delivery of an ADS-B Separation Service

Version 1.0 - Adopted by APANPIRG/22 - September 2011

ADS-B Implementation and Operations Guidance Document (AIGD)

Edition 11.0, July 2018

Multilateration (MLAT) Concept of Use

Edition 1.0 – September 2007

Regional Supplement to the ASTERIX Interface Control Dodument (ICD) for the ASIA/PAC Region

Second Edition, September 2003

Revised Guidelines for Development of ADS-B Implementation Plan

ADS-B Avionics Equipage

Adopted by APANPIRG/26 in September 2015 through Conclusion 26/43

Guidance Material on Comparison of Surveillance Technologies (GMST)

​​​Edition 1.0 – September 2007

Guidance Material on Reporting Probability of ADS-B Update

​Adopted by APANPIRG/19 September 2008

​​Guidance Material on Reporting ADS-B Avionics Fitment

​Adopted by APANPIRG/19 – September 2008

​​​Guidance Material on Issues to be considered in ATC Multi-sensor
Fusion Processing including the Integration of ADS-B Data

Adopted by APANPIRG/19 – September 2008

Revised Sample Agreement for Data Sharing (MS Word format)

​Edition 2.0 - Adopted by APANPIRG/22 - September 2011

Revised Surveillance Strategy for the APAC Region

​​Adopted by APANPIRG/27 - September 2016

The Planning Criteria for SSR Mode S Interrogator Identifier (II)
codes adopted by APANPIRG/20

September 2009

More CNS Documents (RO_APAC Portal)


Guidance on the Implementation and Use of Back up Frequencies

September 2015

Template to justify the use of back-up frequencies (MS Word)

September 2015

Guidance on Strategic Planning and Tactical Use of VHF Frequencies in the APAC Region

September 2015

List of Designated Contact Persons Responsible for Preparation of World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-2019)

April 2018




Meteorological information exchange

IWXXM - Guidelines for OPMET exchange - version1.0  

​01 October 2016

ROBEX Handbook - Twelfth Edition

​07 September2017                       

ROBEX ICD - Third Edition 

06 July 2017

WIFS accounts and approvingOfficials - (APAC)

​​May 2015

​Research and development

Regional guidance for tailored MET to support ATM 



Regional guidelines for operational SIGMET coordination


​Asia/Pacific Regional SIGMET Guide - Sixth Edition

​May 2017

SIGMET Pamphlet (WC - tropical cyclone)

November 2016

SIGMET Pamphlet (WS - phenomena other than TC and VA)

November 2016

​SIGMET Pamphlet (WV - volcanic ash)

November 2016


​APAC Regional guidance on aerodrome warnings for tsunami

​​September 2016

Volcanic ash

State Contingency Point of Contact for Volcanic Ash Events

28 November 2017

​​Volcanic Ash Exercise Directive – APAC VOLCEX 18/02

​​September 2018


World Area Forecast System (WAFS) – Service Reference - Version 2.1

August 2012
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