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.
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B0-RSEQ: Improve Traffic Flow Through Runway Sequencing (AMAN/DMAN)
B0-TBO: Improved Safety and Efficiency through the initial application of En-Route Data Link
B0-APTA: Optimization of Approach Procedures
Including Vertical Guidance
Initial Capability for Ground Surveillance
Increased Effectiveness of
Ground-Based Safety Nets
Meteorological Information Supporting Enhanced Operational Efficiency and Safety
Increased Interoperability, Efficiency and Capacity through Ground-Ground Integration
Service Improvement through Digital Aeronautical Information Management
Improved Flexibility and Efficiency Departure Profiles - Continuous Climb Operations (CCOs)