IFATCA fears that any re-organisation of ICAO assigned international airspace would be based upon the availability of new technology in different member states, with responsibility for airspace being assigned to the state whose advanced technology enabled it to maximise the efficiency and capacity of the airspace. This would not be in the best interests of controllers whose problems must be of prime concern to IFATCA. The policy of IFATCA is based solely on the development/implementation of technology and implies no political process or decision with respect to national FIRs/UIRs.
IFATCA Policy is:
The current ICAO assignment of international airspace within ICAO ‘NOT’ be modified / changed based solely on the development / implementation of technology by one or more States, unless agreed to by all MAs concerned.
|See: WP 33 – Port of Spain 1991|
Last Update: October 2, 2020