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Managing the Implementation of Aviation System Block Upgrades (ASBUs) (Classroom, 5 days)

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Understand the ASBU concept which advances the ICAO Global Air Navigation Plan (GANP) (Doc 9750) through implementing regional performance improvements.

ICAO estimates that US$120 billion will be spent on the transformation of air transportation systems in the next ten years due mostly to NextGen (USA) and SESAR (Europe). Parallel initiatives are underway in many areas including the Asia/Pacific, North and Latin America, Russia, Japan and China.Be brought up to date on the work coordinated by ICAO and review the ASBU leading examples, NextGen and SESAR. Understand the principles behind the common set of Air Traffic Management (ATM) solutions that will ensure global interoperability.

The ASBU concept focuses on four performance improvement areas: airport operations; global interoperable systems and data; optimum capacity and flexible flights; efficient flight paths. ASBUs outline the air and ground equipment and timelines for standards and procedures implementation.

Course details

Available as: Classroom & In-Company course
Duration: 5 days (40 hours)
Recommended level: Professional and Management
Prerequisites: None

What you will learn

Upon completing this course you will be able to:

  • Describe in detail the ICAO Global Air Navigation Plan (Doc 9750) and how ASBUs will assist in working towards the goal of regional performance improvements
  • Relate the GANP to the Airspace System Block Upgrades concept, focusing on your region
  • Understand the finer details of the ASBU components
  • Review the Working Document for ASBUs and timelines involved 

Who should attend

This course is recommended for:

  • Air Navigation Service Providers 
  • Civil Aviation Authorities
  • Airlines and airspace users
  • Aircraft manufacturers 


Additional information

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