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18.04.2017

Russian-Chinese Cooperation in Air Traffic Management

Representatives of the Northeast ATM Bureau of China and the Far East Air Navigation branch of the FSUE “State ATM Corporation” have held a working meeting in Shenyang, China.
Representatives of the Northeast ATM Bureau of China and the Far East Air Navigation branch of the FSUE “State ATM Corporation” have held a working meeting in Shenyang, China. They discussed procedures for interaction between adjacent air traffic services units of the two countries. The Russian delegation reported an increase in air traffic between the adjacent ACCs of Khabarovsk and Shenyang.

The parties agreed on a phased transition to radar separation, which will allow reducing intervals between aircraft and increasing capacity. The meeting participants also agreed to establish a new ground digital communication channel for online ATS data interchange. The Chinese side expressed readiness to interact via the OLDI protocol.

The delegates from the Far East Air Navigation branch visited the Shenyang ATC centre, where they were shown the Tower, Approach and ACC control units, as well as the simulator-based and corporate staff training centres. As a result of the meeting, the parties agreed to continue their efforts to improve the quality of air navigation services, increase capacity, and enhance the reliability of communication channels between the ACCs of Khabarovsk, Shenyang and Harbin.