Virtual 56th meeting of the North Atlantic Systems Planning Group (NAT SPG/56-1) - 24 to 25 June 2020

The North Atlantic Systems Planning Group (NAT SPG) met remotely on 24 and 25 June 2020 to address matters that were required to advance the NAT work programme.

The meeting reviewed and approved updates to a number of NAT documentation and the continuation of work already started on the ADS-B Height Monitoring System and the NAT 2019 Annual Safety Report.

The Group also considered actions to be taken for the restart and recovery of NAT operations in a safe and efficient manner, in particular the reinstatement of the NAT Data Link Mandate, as well as on the improvement of its crisis management processes learning from the COVID-19 experience.

The NAT SPG also discussed the organisation of the NAT meetings in the second half of 2020. It was agreed that face-to-face meetings should be held as far as possible however teleconferences could still be required if the existing limitations prevailed. The NAT SPG agreed to meet at a teleconference at the beginning of August 2020 to take decisions on the next steps.

A total of 30 participants from 8 States, industry, 4 International Organizations (ICAO, IBAC, IATA, IFALPA) and the NAT Central Monitoring Agency (NAT CMA) participated. 

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