The Aviation Studies Institute has commissioned Surbana Jurong with an appraisal of the key air traffic management initiatives of relevance to Southeast Asia and the challenges that need to be overcome to implement them.
This white paper highlights the challenges faced by regional stakeholders and aids the broader industry to implement relevant solutions.
This work complements research conducted by the Aviation Studies Institute that considers the performance of the overall Air Traffic Network in Southeast Asia and fosters the collaboration required to provide benefits to each stakeholder in the region. Recently developed software quantifies the benefits of collaboration in air traffic flow management when enacting ground-delay programmes across multiple airports in the region.
Air traffic management in ASEAN could take two paths – respond to capacity issues when they arise, causing operational inefficiencies that hamper economic growth, or apply the solutions learnt from other regions (Europe and North America) to build in-step with the growth in demand and emerging stakeholder needs.
- Organic growth according to the principle of “more of the same” will eventually show the hard limits of the air transport system. These inefficiencies will eventually lead to higher costs.
- An important foundation of change is the so-called paradigm shift where the traditionally tactical ATC is being transformed into a more strategic role.
- There is no ability to mandate development – all States must come to a consensus and a lack of a supranational organisation that can orchestrate technical change processes.
- The history of air transport and huge delays due to system inefficiencies in the USA and Europe in the 1980s and 1990s has not been experienced within this region.
- Through collaboration, resources (manpower), funding and development of interoperable systems, can be put to better use to create synergy. A focus on Southeast Asian regional collaboration will deliver more benefits for the air transport system in the region.
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