In the context of the significant contribution that aviation can make to the achievement of the United Nations sustainable development goals, the symposium will:
foster increased awareness by Governments, regulators, air traffic services providers and airspace users of the importance of flow management to support traffic growth in the Asia Pacific and neighbouring regions. The symposium will build on the publication of the third edition of the Manual on Collaborative Air Traffic Flow Management (Doc 9971) articulating the concept of capacity management and airspace design into flow management;
ensure a better understanding of the role that ATFM can play to answer the respective needs of airlines and other airspace users, air traffic services providers and airport operators. The symposium will highlight the importance of collaboration during regular operation as well as during unpredicted disruptions which require contingency arrangements;
reinforce the focus on the implementation of information exchange to increase the efficiency of ATFM solutions and mitigate their impact on airspace users' operations thanks to the use of flow management measures over long distances; and
enhance the awareness of States and regulators of the importance of fostering custom tailored and innovative solutions, building on the increase of information widely available.