ICAO ASBU Implementation Monitoring

Considering the large and successful experience of EUROCONTROL in monitoring ATM Implementation activities through the LSSIP mechanism, and taking into account the alignment of the European ATM Master Plan Level 3 Implementation Objectives with the ICAO GANP and ASBUs, the European Commission, the SESAR Joint Undertaking and EUROCONTROL have invited ICAO to make use of the existing EUROCONTROL ESSIP/LSSIP reporting mechanisms for developing yearly a report on Aviation System Block Upgrade (ASBU) Implementation for the entire ICAO EUR region.

At the 55th Meeting of the European Air Navigation Planning Group (EANPG) in 2013 a cooperative arrangement on the collection and monitoring of the implementation status of ASBUs in the ICAO EUR Region was agreed between ICAO and EUROCONTROL, using the ESSIP/LSSIP mechanism for the ECAC States and a specific ICAO EUR ASBU questionnaire for the non-ECAC States.


The ICAO ASBU Implementation Monitoring Report

In the context of the partnership between ICAO EUR and EUROCONTROL concerning implementation monitoring activities, four editions of the ASBU Implementation Monitoring Report were prepared by DECMA/ACS/PRM in full cooperation with ICAO EUR.

The second edition of the ASBU Implementation Monitoring Report (reference period 2015, produced in 2016) was revamped and improved with the inclusion of wide coverage maps, statistics and dashboards. Out of 55 States accredited to the ICAO EUR Region only 3 States did not provide monitoring data.

The third edition of the ICAO ASBU Implementation Monitoring Report (reference period 2016) includes progress information of ASBU Block 0 modules for all 55 States of the ICAO Region.

The fourth edition, 2017 ICAO ASBU Implementation Monitoring Report, was endorsed at the EANPG/60 meeting (Nov 2018). The Meeting noted with appreciation that this was a successful example of cooperation between two organisations avoiding unnecessary duplication.  

The ASBU Implementation Monitoring Report is a key reference document for the EANPG to monitor and analyse ATM implementation and a companion to the EUR eANP. To note the availability of an Implementation Dashboard, summarising the progress, and an Implementation Outlook that gives a forecast on what is expected to be achieved in the future.

The report is one of the contributions from the ICAO EUR Region to the annual ICAO Global Air Navigation Report and relevant parts of it have been used for the ICAO EUR eANP Vol III.