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Instrument Flight Procedures Management workshop

24-25 July 2019

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From 24-25 July, the EU-China Aviation Partnership Project (APP) successfully organised a workshop on instrument flight procedures management. The activity facilitated a best practice exchange between Europe and China on the design, validation and approval of new flight procedures.


On the first day, CAAC and EASA experts started the activity by delivering presentations on the regulatory framework governing flight procedures in China and Europe respectively. Subsequently, the French National Supervisory Authority DSAC presented the regulation on flight procedure design (FPD) at Member State level in France. The airline Novair presented the Swedish experience of stakeholder collaboration in procedures validation and optimisation processes. The Chinese Air traffic Management Bureau (ATMB) gave an overview of stakeholder coordination in FPD in China based on the example of several FPD projects in China. On the second day, Airbus Navblue presented how the APP’s Shanghai Airspace and Ground Optimisation project currently supports ATMB in FPD. The French Instrument Flight Procedures Design quality management system and related oversight activities were presented by the French ANSP (DSNA) and DSAC respectively. European change management process practices were shared by EASA and DSAC, followed by a joint case study by DSAC and DSNA on introducing Performance Based Navigation (PBN) procedure approaches at Paris Charles De Gaulle airport. Both workshop days ended with a lively panel discussion, in which European and Chinese experts answered questions raised by the audience.


The workshop was well attended, with participants representing EASA, CAAC and its Regional Administrations, Supervision and Administration Bureaus, ATMB, the China Academy of Civil Aviation Science and Technology, the Civil Aviation University of China, the Civil Aviation Flight University of China, DSAC, DSNA, Airline Novair, Airbus Navblue, IATA, and various other government institutes, universities, research institutes and aviation industry including airports and airlines.

You can find the supporting resources for this activity here.  A password is required. To request access please contact Wang Lili at

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