Inaugural ASBU Implementation Training Held in Singapore

1 May 2014

The first training on ‘Methodology and Best Practices for ASBU Implementation’ took place in Singapore, 21-25 April. This comprehensive five-day training course provides members of the global aviation community with a common understanding of ICAO’s Aviation System Block Upgrades (ASBU) methodology and how best to implement the modules. The interactive and practical course advises decision makers on how to select, prioritise and implement ASBU capabilities; how to identify gaps between current ATM capabilities and ASBU capabilities; how to develop a business case to support investment decisions; and other key implementation issues. 

The training is delivered by The MITRE Corporation as a “quality service from CANSO”. The first course was kindly hosted by CAAS and presented by MITRE’s Steve Giles and Bruce Killian. Among the 16 students was a representative from the FAA’s International NextGen office, Midori Tanino, who commented, “The course was comprehensive and complete, the instructors kept the interest of the students for all five days. It was an excellent course, very enjoyable”. 

The instructors received excellent feedback from the students on: their knowledge and experience; the course content; and adequately addressing questions and concerns. Other comments by course participants included the following: 

Elisabeth Chau of CAAS said “The real world experience shared by the instructors really helped drive our understanding”. 

“The Needs and Dependency Analysis (NDA) was excellent as a Business Case tool”. Clement Kapapal, General Manager, PNG Air Services, New Guinea. 

“The ASBU Implementation Course gives insights on ASBU; the importance of it; and how it should be done”. Dr Pey Yin Yin of CAAS 

The next course will take place in New Delhi, India 19-23 May 2014, kindly hosted by Airports Authority of India

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