NAT SOG/28, Paris, France - 6 to 9 June 2023

The Twenty-eighth meeting of the North Atlantic Safety Oversight Group (NAT SOG/28) was held in the ICAO European and North Atlantic office in Paris, France from 6 to 9 June 2023.

Participating States were invited to nominate a candidate for the Chairmanship that was elected by the NAT SOG/28 at the start of the meeting.

Representatives from Canada, Denmark, Iceland, Ireland, Norway, Portugal, United Kingdom and United States participated in the meeting, as well as the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the International Federation of Air Line Pilots' Associations (IFALPA) and North Atlantic Central Monitoring Agency (NAT CMA).



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The meeting allowed for a review of the level of risk as a consequence of operational errors and in-flight contingencies in the North Atlantic high-level airspace, based on the reports from the North Atlantic Central Monitoring Agency, the NAT Scrutiny Group and the NAT Mathematician Working Group. The NAT SOG also discussed a variety of topics which led to Decisions and/or draft Conclusions for the North Atlantic Systems Planning Group (NAT SPG) to consider, in particular in relation with, inter alia:


  • Establishment of the NAT SPG Common Metrics Project Team
  • Commercial space operations in the North Atlantic;
  • Supersonic and hypersonic operations in the North Atlantic; and
  • Finalization of the North Atlantic Annual Safety Report 2022

The next NAT SOG meeting (NAT SOG/29) is planned to be held from 5 to 8 December 2023 in Reykjavík, Iceland.

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