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Volume 14,Issue 3 Autumn 2012

New Southeast coastal offshore air route preparation works established


The preparation works for a new southeast coastal offshore air route has been established after gaining approval from the State Council and the Central Military Commission. The plan for setting up the new air route was disclosed by the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) on November 26th. It was the topic during the joint coordination meeting between the CAAC Air Traffic Management Bureau (ATMB) and the Flight Standard Department held in Shanghai. During the coordination meeting, Vice Director Wang Yali of ATMB of the CAAC and Vice Director Zhang Jianqiang of the Flight Standard Department of the CAAC gave key speeches on setting up the new air route. The two departments of the CAAC were assigned the task of overseeing the initial plans and preparation works of the new southeast coastal offshore air route. Officials and related personnel of the North China, East China and Central China Regional Administrations, East China, and Central China Regional ATMBs of the CAAC attended the meeting. Also present were representatives of the Xiamen Air Traffic Management Station. At the coordination meeting, topics discussed included the approved plan of the State Council and Central Military Commission and the development of the offshore air route preparation work. Also covered were important matters including air route specifications, GPS navigation, RAIM forecast information, construction of communication equipment, and the adjustment of jetliner air route schedules. During the meeting, the Flight Standard Department of the CAAC specified and analyzed the new southeast coastal offshore air route. It touched on the department’s regulation requirements on airworthiness and operation certification. The Regional Administrations of North China, East China and Central China provided suggestions for examining and approving the preparation works. The CAAC’s Regional ATMB of East and Central China delivered a detailed report on their respective preparation work development. They analyzed the problems they are facing and recommended solutions on the work plans. Topics discussed during the coordination meeting also included the VHF communication support, RAIM forecast information, air route methods, flights yaw, scheduled jetliners arrangement, and a coordination report to Taiwan and Hong Kong. The meeting ended with the agreement that the new air route should impose high-level technology using the latest RNAV-2 standard. The attendees recognized that all preparation works must be properly planned and fulfilled to ensure safety in setting up the new air route.

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