Title: Developing Options For Upper Air Space Management Towards A Regional Air Traffic Management Facility For Pacific Island Countries

Language: English

Type: Document

Nature: Report

Published: January 1, 2015

Region: East Asia and Pacific

Country: Global / Non-Specific

Sector: Transportation

Keywords: Knowledge Lab, Transport, Airport

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Document Summary:

The scope of this report encompasses the following airspace:

  • Airspace above the eastern Polynesian States of Samoa, Tonga, Cook Islands and Niue. This area is currently within the Auckland FIR under the direction of Airways New Zealand;

  • The full extent of the Nadi FIR. This includes the remaining area above the sovereign territory of Kiribati plus the areas above Tuvalu, Vanuatu and New Caledonia;

  • Upper airspace of the Honiara and Nauru FIRs. This airspace is presently under the direction of Airservices Australia.

Document Details:

The main body of this study is structured into five sections. These sections are:

  • Section 1: Pacific ATM Sector Background including descriptions about the nature of aircraft operations across the Pacific, current allocation of South Pacific Flight Information Regions, and current upper airspace ATM arrangements and revenue allocation models;
  • Section 2: Design Considerations for Private Sector Participation;
  • Section 3: Introduction of Three Proposed Options i.e., Shared ATM Service Provision, Regional ATS Contractor and Pacific Owned Provider;
  • Section 4: Description of Preferred Option;
  • Section 5: Implementation Aspects.

Updated: April 7, 2022