CAAC-ACP-Boeing Low Visibility Operations Workshop

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In keeping with ACP’s commitment to support activities to further aviation safety, ACP held a Low Visibility Operations Workshop on April 11-12, 2019 in Shanghai with sponsorship from The Boeing Company.?The Workshop was organized by CAAC, FAA, ACP and The Boeing Company. Approximately 190 participants attended.

The Workshop included representatives from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), ICAO COSCAP-NA, The Boeing Company, Gulfstream, Collins Aerospace, Honeywell, UPS, Polar Air Cargo, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, Landrum & Brown, IAAC, Oshkosh and Strategic Planning Services (SPS).

Chinese attendees came from many stakeholders including CAAC’s Flight Standard Department, Airport Department, Office of Air Traffic Regulations, Department of Development Planning, and ATMB. There were also?representatives from 9 Chinese airports and 11 Chinese airlines.

Consul General Sean B. Stein and ACP Co-Chair and President of Boeing China Sherry Carbary provided welcome remarks. CAAC Chief Pilot Capt. Wan Xiangdong and FAA North Asia Senior Representative Nicole Didyk Wells delivered keynote speeches. Primary discussion topics included pilot and airline training and certification; HUD operations and human factors; dispatch procedures; ramp control; vehicle movement and radar monitoring control; and collaboration between enroute, terminal, and airport controllers.

While acknowledging the importance of ?this Workshop, CAAC Flight Standard Department expressed interest in establishing a long-term consultant platform with ACP to address CAAC’s low visibility operations issues and future plans. ACP agreed to assist and would continue to place priority on activities that further safety, capacity and efficiency of China’s aviation system.