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Appendix 1

ICAO's Ten Key Air Navigation Policy Principles

  1. Commitment to the implementation of ICAO's Strategic Objectives and Key Performance Areas.

ICAO Regional and State air navigation planning will cover each of ICAO's Strategic Objectives and all 11 ICAO Key Performance Areas.

  1. Aviation safety is the Highest Priority

In air navigation planning and in establishing and updating individual Air Navigation Plans, ICAO Regions and States will give due consideration to the safety priorities set out in the Global Aviation Safety Plan (GASP).

  1. Tiered approach to air navigation planning

ICAO's Global Aviation Safety Plan and Global Air Navigation Plan will guide and harmonize the development of ICAO Regional and individual State air navigation plans.

ICAO regional air navigation plans, developed by the Planning and Implementation Regional Groups (PIRGs), will also guide and harmonize the development of individual State Air Navigation Plans.

When developing their Regional Air Navigation Plans, PIRGs should address their intra- and inter-regional issues.

  1. Global Air Traffic Management Operational Concept (GATMOC)

The ICAO endorsed GATMOC (Doc 9854) and companion manuals, which include, inter alia, the Manual on Air Traffic Management System Requirements (Doc 9882) and the Manual on Global Performance of the Air Navigation System (Doc 9883), will continue through their evolution, to provide a sound global conceptual basis for global air navigation and air traffic management systems.

  1. Global air navigation priorities

ICAO should develop provisions, supporting material and provide training in line with the global air navigation priorities described in this plan.

  1. Regional and State air navigation priorities

ICAO Regions, subregions and individual States through the PIRGs should establish their own Air Navigation priorities to meet their individual needs and circumstances in line with the Global Air Navigation Priorities.

  1. Aviation System Block Upgrades (ASBUs), Modules and Roadmaps

The ASBUs, Modules and Roadmaps form a key Attachment to the GANP, noting that they will continue to evolve as more work is done on refining and updating their content and in subsequent development of related provisions, support material and training.

  1. Use of ASBU Blocks and Modules

Although the GANP has a global perspective, it is not intended that all ASBU Modules be applied around the globe.

When the ASBU Blocks and Modules are adopted by regions, subregions or States they should be followed in close accordance with the specific ASBU requirements to ensure global interoperability and harmonization of air traffic management.

It is expected that some ASBU Modules will be essential at the global level and therefore may eventually be the subject of ICAO mandated implementation dates (minimum path).

  1. Cost-Benefit and Financial issues

The implementation of air navigation measures, including those identified in the ASBUs, can require significant investment of finite resources by ICAO Regions, subregions, States and the aviation community.

When considering the adoption of different Blocks and Modules, ICAO Regions, subregions and States should undertake cost-benefit analyses to determine the business case for implementation in their particular region or State. The new guidance material on cost benefit analyses will assist States in implementing the GANP.

  1. Review and Evaluation of Air Navigation Planning

ICAO should review the GANP every three years and, if necessary, all relevant air navigation planning documents through the established and transparent process.

The appendices to the GANP should be analysed annually by the Air Navigation Commission to ensure they remain accurate and up to date.

The progress and effectiveness of ICAO Regions and States against the priorities set out in their respective regional and State Air Navigation Plans should be annually reported, using a consistent reporting format, to ICAO. This will assist regions and States in adjusting their priorities to reflect actual performance and address any emerging air navigation issues.

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