To ensure all new or improved SARPs and PANS will be effective and practical for end-users, the ANC works through established panels of experts in various disciplines who are assigned specific tasks from the overall work programme. It also takes advantage of the expertise within States and international organizations to develop its technical proposals.
Each ANC Panel is supported by the ICAO Secretariat with the appointment of a Secretary, while their respective Chairpersons are elected from amongst the Panel membership. The full list of current ANC Panels is as follows:
Develop and maintain SARPs, procedures and guidance materials for:
Accident Investigation Panel
Develop and maintain SARPS and guidance materials for:
Develop strategy and coordinated solutions for air traffic management (i.e. air traffic services (ATS), airspace management (ASM), air traffic flow management (ATFM)), stemming from requirements elaborated in Aviation System Block Upgrades (ASBUs) as well as from requirements which may be elaborated by other sources, consistent with the need to ensure a harmonized global ATM operational environment.
Develop and maintain Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs), Procedures for Air Navigation Services (PANS) and guidance material for:
In fulfilling its mandate and reflecting the Global Air Navigation Plan, the panel will develop concepts, Standards and Recommended Practices, as well as Procedures for Air Navigation Services and/or related guidance material supporting the concept of Flight and Flow Information for a Collaborative Environment (FF-ICE), Aircraft Access to System Wide Information Management (SWIM) and Trajectory-based Operations taking into account:
1. Develop and update strategies and plans for aeronautical communications harmonization outlined in the Global Air Navigation Plan;
2. Consolidate and develop operational requirements for voice and data communications;
3. Monitor the development and implementation of ATM communication systems and facilities; and
4. Develop, as required, provisions and guidance material for :
Develop and maintain a global strategy to address risks associated with the transport of dangerous goods by air through the development and maintenance of applicable Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs), the Technical Instructions and its related document and guidance material for the safe transport of dangerous goods by air. This includes, but is not limited to:
Develop and maintain SARPS and guidance materials including flight recorder related provisions to support accident and incident investigations, for:
Develop and maintain flight procedures SARPs and guidance material (e.g., PANS-OPS, Docs 8697, 9905 and 9906) leading to enhanced safety, increased terminal airspace capacity and utilization, improved airport/heliport accessibility in all weather conditions, and more efficient transitions to/from en-route airspace.
The METP shall conduct its work in keeping with the following objectives:
In fulfilling its mandate and reflecting the Global Air Navigation Plan, the panel will develop Standards and Recommended Practices, Procedures for Air Navigation Services and/or related guidance material supporting separation minima, taking into account:
Develop and/or maintain the ICAO safety management provisions to: