In some areas separation between aircraft seems to be achieved merely by those aircraft being under the control of different authorities, with no agreed procedure between the authorities as to who is providing the separation and how. This paper aims to look at this and seek ways of providing and ensuring standard separation.
The IFATCA Manual contains no policy on this issue.
Having a situation where aircraft are considered to be separated by merely being on one side or the other of a border is not acceptable. Separation standards should be in place and applied.
States and ANSPs should endeavour to overcome/sidestep political issues in order to ensure that primary objectives (i.e. safe separation of aircraft) are met.
IFATCA Policy is:
MAs experiencing deficiencies in separation procedures in border areas due to issues between neighbouring States shall call upon the appropriate authorities to enable safe ATS provision in such areas.
|See: WP309 – Las Vegas 2016|
Last Update: October 2, 2020