Interregional APAC/EUR/MID Workshop on “Service improvement through integration of AIM, MET and ATM Information Services”

2 - 4 October 2017

ICAO is holding a workshop on ‘Service improvement through integration of aeronautical information management (AIM), aviation meteorology (MET) and air traffic management (ATM) information services. The event is co-organised by the ICAO APAC/EUR/MID Regional Offices and EUROCONTROL. The meeting will start at 13:00 on 2 October and end at 17:00 on 4 October. More information will be available in an upcoming agenda.

Registration for the workshop is open only to ICAO member States of the APAC, EUR and MID regions.

The event's main objective is to align the mapping of national or regional implementation programmes against the harmonized Global Air Navigation Plan (GANP) on aspects related to System Wide Information Management (SWIM).


At the heart of ICAO’s priorities for the coming years, the development and implementation of performance-based navigation (PBN), continuous descent operations (CDO), continuous climb operations (CCO) and air traffic flow management (ATFM), including runway sequencing capabilities (AMAN/DMAN), is information.

Information that enables each and every actor to participate in the processes required to operationally execute PBN, CDO, CCO, ATFM including AMAN/DMAN. But information is not only at the heart of these specific ICAO priorities. Information is the ‘fuel’ for almost all identified operational improvements in the Global Air Navigation Plan (GANP).

System Wide Information Management (SWIM) is in this context recognised as the crucial enabler to have access to the right information, at the right time and for the right actor.

A successful implementation of SWIM, as the standards, infrastructure and governance enabling the management of ATM information and its exchange between qualified parties via interoperable services is therefore a key objective of the ICAO Planning and Implementation Regional Groups in the APAC, EUR and MID Regions.


2 October - Day 1

Session1: Workshop Introduction and set the scene Presentations
Philippe Merlo, Director ATM, EUROCONTROL  
Mohamed Smaoui, Deputy Regional Director ICAO MID  
Logistical Arrangements
Dennis Hart, EUROCONTROL  
Session 2: Global Developments (Users’ perspective)
Tomonori Tsuruzono, IATA Download
Alexander Schwassmann, IFATCA Download
Stéphane Dubet, CANSO (DSNA) Download
Session 3: Global Developments (ICAO update)
Olga de Frutos, ICAO HQ Download
Session 4: PIA 2 Block 0 Modules (ICAO Regional Perspective)
Frederic Lecat, ICAO APAC Download
Chris Keohan, ICAO EUR/NAT Download
Shane Sumner, ICAO APAC  
Abbas Niknejad, ICAO MID/EUR/NAT Download

3 October - Day 2

Session 5: PIA 2 Block 0 Modules (States/ANSPs Experience) Presentations
Hermizan M Jumari, SINGAPORE Download
Wim Demol, Belgocontrol, BELGIUM Download
Vadims Tumarkins, COG/AIM TF Download
Jan-Philipp Lauer, CANSO (DFS) Download
Session 6: PIA 2 Block 0 Modules (Organizations and Industry perspective)
Herve Puget, ICCAIA Download
Fernando Lopez, IFAIMA Download
John Moore, JEPPESEN Download
Session 7: PIA 2 Block 1 Modules (overview)
Olga de Frutos, ICAO Download
Session 8: Panel 1 (B1-FICE – FIXM, FFICE)  
Kim Breivik, EUROCONTROL Download
Hannes Brunner, FREQUENTIS  
Hubert Lepori, EUROCONTROL Download
Session 9: Panel 3 (B1-AMET – IWXXM)  
Chris Keohan on behalf of EUR Data Management Group, ICAO EUR/NAT Download
Session 10: Panel 2 (B1-DATM – AIXM & AIRM)  
Frédéric Lecat / Abbas Niknejad, ICAO Download
Scott Wilson, EUROCONTROL Download
Eddy Porosnicu, EUROCONTROL Download
Session 11: Panel 4 (B1-SWIM/application-services-information-TI, governance)  
Paul Bosman, EUROCONTROL Download
Amornrat Jirattigalachote on behalf of ASEAN Member States, AEROTHAI Download

4 October - Day 3

Session 12: Integrated Information Services Presentations
Jeri Groce, FAA Download
Daniel Muller, THALES GROUP Download
Hannes Brunner, FREQUENTIS Download
Session 13: Regional Planning and Implementation
APAC: Moderated by Frédéric Lecat and Shane Sumner Download
EUR/NAT: Moderated by Chris Keohan Download
MID: Moderated by Mohamed Smaoui and Abbas Niknejad Download
Session 14: Regional Planning and Implementation
APAC: Frederic Lecat and Shane Sumner Download
EUR/NAT: Christopher Keohan Download
MID: Abbas Niknejad Download
Session 15: Workshop Wrap up and Conclusion
Mr Philippe Merlo, Director ATM EUROCONTROL  
Mr Mohamed Smaoui, Deputy Regional Director ICAO MID Download

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On 5 - 6 October 2017, the USA Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) and EUROCONTROL will host the 2017 Air Transportation Information Exchange Conference (ATIEC 2017) on the topic of ‘Information Exchange Specifications supporting the ICAO Global Air Navigation Plan’. You can register for ATIEC via this ICAO workshop's registration form, or learn more about the conference via the link below:

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This workshop is co-organised by the ICAO APAC/EUR/MID Regional Offices and EUROCONTROL.