AVIATION professionals across the Pacific brushed up on their Aviation System Block Upgrades (ASBU) methodologies as they prepared for the 12th Air Navigation Conference to be held in Montreal in November.
Participants from Australia, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu and Fiji attended the four-day workshop last May at the CAAF headquarters which was facilitated by Saulo Da Silva and a representative from the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) headquarters in Montreal, Canada.
The workshop focused on the planning and implementation of air navigation systems based on ASBU to ensure international compatibility and performance improvements.
ASBU is a method to achieve standardisation of Air Traffic Management (ATM) performance worldwide to ensure that all systems are compatible with each other, and that all aircraft have been modernised.
It is expected that to achieve this standardisation of the world's air transportation system will cost $120 billion over the next 10 years.