Through the Aviation System Block Upgrades (ASBUs), Member States work with ICAO, their ANSPs and industry stakeholders to advance their air navigation capabilities and systems based on specific operational requirements, and to implement them in a harmonised and timely fashion to maximise the capacity, safety and efficiency of air traffic.
The ASBU Implementation Monitoring Report, developed over the years by EUROCONTROL in close cooperation and partnership with ICAO EUR, provides a comprehensive Implementation Monitoring Report on the GANP covering ASBU “Block 0” modules. (Block 0 Modules is the ICAO category denoting potential operational improvements that are already available, as opposed to Block 1 and 2 modules, which have a medium to long-term development framework). The report contains a dashboard that summarises implementation progress, and an outlook (covering 2020 and 2021) detailing prospective future implementation dates reported by States.
The harmonised approach spares ECAC States from needing to make additional investments in reporting, meeting their reporting needs while eliminating the cost of double reporting to aviation stakeholders. The report draws on existing monitoring mechanisms (extracting information from EUROCONTROL’s well-established LSSIP – Local Single Sky ImPlementation mechanism – process, and from the ATM Master Plan Level 3), while keeping the reporting burden low for the 9 other non-ECAC States in the EUR Region burden, who are called on to complete a dedicated questionnaire).
ICAO’s European Aviation System Planning Group (EASPG) uses the report to monitor and analyse implementation progress across the 55 countries contained within the ICAO/EUR region. The fifth edition of the report was endorsed by States at the EASPG’s December 2019 meeting in Paris.
As of the end of 2018, the implementation status of ASBU Block 0 modules looked as follows across ICAO/EUR: