Thirteenth Meeting of the Volcanic Ash Exercises Steering Group EAST VOLCEX/SG/13, Magadan, Russian Federation - 7 to 9 August 2018

​The Thirteenth Meeting of the Volcanic Ash Exercises Steering Group for the (far) Eastern part of the EUR Region (EUR (EAST) VOLCEX/SG/13) was held from 7 to 9 August 2018 in Magadan, Russian Federation with 28 participants from  Japan, Russian Federation, United States, IATA (including Eva Air) and ICAO.


 


 

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The main purpose of this meeting was to develop volcanic ash exercise objectives for the next volcanic ash exercise that will take place from 18 to 19 April 2019 called VOLKAM19.


 

 

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The objectives developed were mainly based on issues identified in the last exercise. One main objective will be to demonstrate tactical re-routes using available methods including Dynamic Airborne Reroute Procedure (DARP)-like test using Controller Pilot Data Link Communications (CPDLC) and communicating this information between Area Control Centres (ACCs) Magadan and Anchorage via Air Traffic Service (ATS) Interfacility Data Communication (AIDC) and between ACCs Anchorage and Edmonton via AIDC as well as between ACCs Magadan and Khabarovsk via On-Line Data Interchange (OLDI). In addition, more details on demonstrating Air Traffic Flow Management measures in certain sectors of Magadan FIR and Anchorage Oceanic FIR were added to the draft VOLKAM19 Exercise Directive. This exercise will assist in real-time events by reducing the workload of operators and air traffic services.


 


 

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