Air Navigation Targets


Following the ICAO Assembly Resolution A35-15, Appendix B, the States and ICAO adopted the concept of Performance Framework for Air Navigation Systems, as well as the development of timely performance objectives and targets for the future system. The Third Meeting of North American, Central American and Caribbean Directors of Civil Aviation (NACC/DCA/3), held in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, in September 2008, approved the NAM/CAR Regional Performance-Based Air Navigation Implementation Plan (NAM/CAR RPBANIP) and agreed that the RPBANIP would be the valid reference for air navigation implementation activities for the NAM and CAR Regions.


The RPBANIP was updated by the NAM/CAR Air Navigation Implementation Working Group (ANI/WG) in July 2013, aligning the activities and strategies of the RPBANIP with the ICAO Aviation System Block Upgrade (ASBU) methodology. The final version 3 was finalized by the Third Meeting of the North America, Central America and Caribbean Working Group (NACC/WG/03) in March 2014. The Fifth Meeting of North American, Central American and Caribbean Directors of Civil Aviation (NACC/DCA/5), held in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, in April 2014, approved the RPBANIP Version 3.



The RPBANIP establishes the NAM/CAR regional priorities described as Regional Performance objectives (RPO) to be accomplished during the period 2013 to 2018, aligned with the global air navigation priorities, and agreed regional performance-based metrics and indicators, and the ICAO ASBU Air Navigation Reporting Forms (ANRFs).


The RPBANIP is a living document that can be reviewed every three years, allowing more periodic amendments in order to maintain the validity, accuracy, and applicability of the Plan. The NAM/CAR Regions adopted, in principle, the 18 Block 0 (B0) modules of the ASBU methodology.


The RPBANIP agreed regional performance-based metrics and indicators are shown in the table below.


If you require any further information, please contact Mr. Luis R. Sánchez, ICAO NACC Regional Officer, Aeronautical Meteorology/Environment ( ) or Ms. Sybil Gómez, Assistant, (


ASBU B0 Module



B0-FRTO:Improved Operations through Enhanced En-Route Trajectories 1.- Airspace Planning 100% of States to have completed a PBN plan by Dec. 2018
2.-Flexible Use Airspace50% of selected segregated airspaces available for civil operations by Dec. 2016

B0-RSEQ: Improve Traffic Flow Through Runway Sequencing (AMAN/DMAN)

3. AMAN And Time-Based Metering 10% of selected aerodromes with AMAN and time based metering by Dec. 2016
4. Departure Management (DMAN)10% of selected aerodromes with DMAN by Dec. 2016
5. Movement Area Capacity Optimization 20% of selected aerodromes with Airport-capacity calculated by Dec. 2016

B0-TBO: Improved Safety and Efficiency through the initial application of En-Route Data Link

6. ADS-C Over Oceanic and Remote Areas 80% of selected FIRs with ADS-C implemented by December 2016
7. CPDLC 80% of selected FIRs with CPDLC implemented  by June 2018

B0-APTA: Optimization of Approach Procedures

Including Vertical Guidance

8. APV with Baro VNAV 80% of  instrument runways to have APV with Baro VNAV implemented by December 2016 – Service Providers and users
9. APV with SBAS (WAAS) 20% of instrument runways to have APV with SBAS/WAAS implemented by December 2018– Service Providers and users
10. APV with GBAS 20% of instrument runways to have APV with GBAS by December 2018 – Initial implementation at some States (services providers)
11.  LNAV 60% of instrument runways to have LNAV procedure implemented by December 2016 – Service Providers and users as per Assembly Resolution A37-11
Safety and Efficiency of Surface Operations (A-SMGCS Level 1-2)
12. Surveillance System for Ground Surface Movement (PSR, SSR, ADS B or Multilateration)
13. On-board Surveillance Systems (transponder with ADS-B capacity)
14. Vehicle Surveillance Systems
15. Visual Aids for Navigation 70% of selected aerodromes complying with visual aid requirements as per Annex 14 by December 2015. States/Airport operators
16. Aerodrome Bird/Wildlife Organization and Control Programme70% of selected airports with an aerodrome bird/wildlife organization and control programme  by December 2018.Airport operators
Improved Airport Operations through Airport - CDM
17. Airport – CDM 60% of selected aerodromes with Airport-CDM  by Dec. 2018 – Airport Operator, Stakeholders
18. Aerodrome Certification 48% of international aerodromes to be certified in the CAR Region by December 2016– State CAA
19. Heliport Operations 30% of selected Heliports with operational approval by Dec. 2018 – State CAA


Initial Capability for Ground Surveillance

20. Implementation of ADS-B 30% of selected aerodromes with ADS-B implemented by Dec 2018
21. Implementation of Multilateration 80% of multilateration system implemented in selected aerodromes by June 2018
22. ACAS II (TCAS Version 7.1)10% of aircraft on NAM/CAR State registries equipped with ACAS II (TCAS Version 7.1) by Dec 2018


Increased Effectiveness of
Ground-Based Safety Nets

23. Short-term Conflict Alert Implementation (STCA) 80% of selected ATS units with ground based safety nets (STCA) implemented by Dec 2015
24. Area Proximity Warning (APW)/ Minimum Safe Altitude Warning (MSAW) 70% of selected ATS units with ground based safety nets (APW) implemented / 70% of selected ATS units with ground based safety nets (MSAW) implemented by Dec 2015
25. Medium-term Conflict Alert (MTCA) 80% of selected ATS units with ground based safety nets (MTCA) implemented by Dec 2016


Meteorological Information Supporting Enhanced Operational Efficiency and Safety

26. WAFS 100% of States implementation of WAFS Internet File Service (WIFS) by December 2014
27. IAVW70% of MWOs with IAVW procedures implemented by December 2014. Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre, Washington USA and VAAC Montréal, Montréal, Canada
28. Tropical Cyclone Watch100% of MWOs with tropical cyclone watch procedures implemented by December 2014. Tropical Cyclone Advisory Centre, Miami, USA
29.  Aerodrome Warnings 50% of selected aerodromes/AMOs with Aerodrome warnings implemented by December 2014
30. Wind Shear Warnings and Alerts 20% of selected aerodromes/AMOs with wind shear warnings procedures implemented (MET provider services) by December 2015
31.  SIGMET 90% of selected aerodromes/MWOs with SIGMET procedures implemented (MET provider services) by Dec. 2014


Increased Interoperability, Efficiency and Capacity through Ground-Ground Integration

32. MEVA III IP Network Implementation 100% implementation of MEVA III IP Network by MEVA Member States by August 2015
33. AMHS Implementation 4 States with Air Traffic Services Message Handling Services (AMHS) interconnected with other AMHS by December 2014
34. AIDC Implementation50% of FIRs within which all applicable ACCs have implemented at least one interface to use AIDC/OLDI with a neighbouring ACC by December 2016
35. ATN Router Structure Implementation 70% of ATN router structure implemented by June 2016


Service Improvement through Digital Aeronautical Information Management

36. QMS - AIM100 % of States QMS Certified by Dec.2016
37. e.TOD Implementation 10 % of States e-TOD Implemented by Dec.2018
38. AIXM 5.1 Implementation 40 % of States with AIXM 5.1 implemented by Dec.2018
39. e-AIP  Implementation 45 % of States with e-AIP implemented by Dec.2018
40. Digital NOTAM 35 % of States with Digital NOTAM implemented by Dec. 2018
Improved Flow Performance through Planning Based on a Network-Wide View
41. Air Traffic Flow Management 100% of FIRs within which all ACCs have ATFM measures available by Dec. 2018
Improved Flexibility and Efficiency in Continuous Descent Operations (CDOs)
42. CDO implementation 50% of selected. Aerodromes with continuous descent operations (CDO) implemented by Dec.2016
43. PBN STARs 80% of selected. Aerodromes with PBN STARs implemented by Dec.2016


Improved Flexibility and Efficiency Departure Profiles - Continuous Climb Operations (CCOs)

44. CCO Implementation 60 % of selected aerodromes with continuous climb operations (CCO) implemented by Dec.2016
45. PBN SIDs Implementation 60% of selected aerodromes with PBN SIDs implemented by Dec.2016
AIM Phase I 46. Results from 36-40 100% of Aeronautical Information Services (AIS) to implement AIM Roadmap – Phase I required elements by December 2016
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