Australia's State Aviation Safety Programme
5. Challenges, priorities and objectives
5.3 Regional priorities
The diversity of the Asia-Pacific region coupled with forecasts predicting continuing strong growth over the next decade, pose significant challenges for regional aviation safety. With these developments and challenges in mind, a number of regional priorities have been established for the Asia-Pacific region. These include the:
- implementation at the State and regional level of the key policy principles in the Global Aviation Safety Plan including the development of SSPs
- implementation of the Asia-Pacific Seamless Air Traffic Management Plan;
- implementation of performance-based navigation (PBN) in terminal airspace;
- increased use of air traffic flow management and Airport Collaborative Decision Making (A-CDM);
- use of data link such as Automatic Dependent Surveillance—Contract (ADS-C) and Controller Pilot Data Link Communications (CPDLC); and
- data exchange with neighbouring air navigation service providers.
Australia continues to engage actively in the development of regional aviation safety priorities and policies through forums such as the:
- Regional Aviation Safety Group Asia and Pacific Regions (RASG-APAC);
- Asia Pacific Regional Aviation Safety Team (APRAST); and
- Director General of Civil Aviation Asia and Pacific Region (DGCA) conferences.