Resolution on Global Flight Tracking for Civil Aviation Safety and Security

APPF23 RES 12

23rd Annual Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum
14 January 2015

Resolution on Global Flight Tracking for Civil Aviation Safety and Security

APPF23/RES/12

(Sponsored by Malaysia)

Recalling Malaysia’s tragedy on the loss of Boeing 777 flight MH370 that disappeared from the radar on its way from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on 8 March 2014;

Noting on the contents of RESOLUTION COM5/1 (Busan, 2014) pertaining to Global flight tracking for civil aviation presented in Busan Korea, 2014 on the requirement for deliberation of satellite services to be pursued and considered at the next WRC-15;

Acknowledging the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has forged consensus among its Member States and the international air transport industry at a Special Meeting on Global Flight Tracking of Aircraft in May 2014;

Recognizing that the incident is unprecedented and has been a challenge for global aviation and ICAO has established a framework for near-term priority, future, medium and long-term tracking efforts;

Reiterating the importance of an inclusive approach in keeping track of the real-time flight data for ongoing global flight tracking for civil aviation safety and security;

Further reiterate the encouragement from International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to place the issue of Global Flight Tracking in the Agenda for the upcoming ITU World Radio communication Conference 2015;

Reaffirming that global discussion on global flight tracking for civil aviation safety and security would require further manifestation in ensuring that all countries abide by the standards on global flight tracking for civil aviation safety and security made available for commercial aircrafts in real time;


RESOLVES TO:

1. Deem it expedient that all APPF Member States fully support the requirements for telecommunication standards in enabling an “aviation cloud” for real time monitoring of global flight data including those for the protection, security and ownership of flight data and the technical mechanisms and policies to govern access of these data;

2. Stand united by all APPF Member States in accepting the Agenda brought forward by International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the ITU World Radio communication Conference on the Global Flight Tracking for Civil Aviation safety and security;

3. Encourage the Director of the Radio communication Bureau to produce a specific report on the matter as resolved in the RESOLUTION COM5/1 (Busan, 2014) to the attention of WRC-15 and ICAO;

4. Focus on the establishment of a framework for enhancing cooperation on global flight tracking for civil aviation safety and security tasked on the ITU and in collaboration with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) for development of next generation of safety and security standards;

5. Encourage APPF Member States to consider an international endeavor in finding solutions to Global Flight Tracking for Civil Aviation safety and security by taking into consideration all initiatives in the current and future technological developments;

6. Encourage all APPF Member States, other countries and all commercial airlines to use the global flight tracking system for civil aviation safety and security.



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