The Amendment 1 to the Procedures for Air Navigation Services — Air Traffic Management, Fifteenth Edition (PANS-ATM, Doc 4444), as described in State letter AN 13/2.1-08/50, was developed by the Flight Plan Study Group with the aim to update the ICAO model flight plan form in order to meet the needs of aircraft with advanced capabilities and the evolving requirements of automated air traffic management (ATM) systems, while taking into account compatibility with existing systems, human factors, training, cost and transition aspects.


Considering that the transition from the current flight plan form and associated requirements to the new flight plan may present challenges for States and organizations involved in the processing of flight plans, ICAO has developed guidance material to help Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSP) and airspace users before and after the transition period. The primary purpose of the guidance is to support a coordinated global effort during the transition period so that a successful and coordinated transition is achieved by the applicability date of 15 November 2012.


Considering that all efforts shall be made to ensure a smooth transition to the new flight plan form and that particular attention is paid to the different plans to update the flight planning systems, this site was developed to complement the information provided by ANSP and serve as a reference to airspace users to monitor the implementation status of the Amendment 1 to the PANS-ATM in different Regions.


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