State ATM Corporation Took Part in Cross Polar Working Group Meeting
The international meeting of Cross Polar Trans-East ATM Providers Working Group took place 30 May – 2 June 2017 in Arlington, Virginia (USA). The meeting was attended by more than 60 air navigation service provider representatives from Russia, Canada, Iceland, China, Denmark, Finland, Japan, Norway as well as airlines, operating on Cross Polar and Trans-Eastern routes: All Nippon Airways, American Airlines, Cathay Pacific Airways, Delta Airlines, Eva Airways, United Airlines, Nippon Cargo Airlines, Japan Airlines, Air China, China Hainan Airlines China Southern, Airlines, Beijing Capital Airlines, Air Canada, Etihad Airways, Emirates. Moreover, delegates from IATA, Jeppesen, ARINC, Iridium and NOAA participated in the event.
The delegates discussed issues related to further development of Cross Polar and Trans-Eastern routes, implementation of automation and CNS facilities, improvement of existing ATM systems, aircraft crew and ATS units actions in case of emergency, including volcanic activity. The Russian Federation provided an update on airspace structure pertaining to ACC consolidation, changes in route network, air traffic intensity, opening new entry/exit points on Cross Polar and Trans-Eastern routes at USA, Iceland and Finland boundaries as well as implementation of area navigation routes. CPWG/23 supported proposals made by the Russian Federation. Airspace structure changes are planned to be introduced by the end of 2018.
IATA and airline representatives thanked State ATM Corporation for its work aimed at establishing efficient Cross Polar and Trans-Eastern routes, which allows to reduce flight time, CO2 emissions and save fuel.