Project Information

Project Outline

✈ Period: 19 Jan 2011 – 18 Jan 2016 (5 years)


✈ Budget (JICA): approximately 500 million Yen


✈ Counterpart Cambodia:

    State Secretariat of Civil Aviation (SSCA)


✈ Counterpart Lao PDR:

    Department of Civil Aviation (DCA),

    Lao Air Traffic Management (LATM)


✈ Counterpart Vietnam:

    Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV),

    Vietnam Air Traffic Management Corporation (VATM),

    Airports Corporation of Vietnam (ACV)


✈ Project Operations Long-term Experts (based in CAAV, Hanoi):

    1. Project Leader/Air Traffic Management (ATM) Advisor
    2. Communications/Navigation/Surveillance (CNS) Advisor
    3. Flight Procedure Office (FPO) Advisor
    4. Project Coordinator

✈ Supported by:

    Japan Civil Aviation Bureau (JCAB) of MLIT Japan


✈ Implemented by:

     Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)



Project Output and Purpose

By implementing Project Activities of the following 3 Outputs in Cambodia, Lao PDR and Vietnam.


Capacity development for establishing Performance-Based Navigation (PBN) Flight Procedures


Performance-Based Navigation (PBN): New navigation technique of modern aircraft, utilizing positioning signals from satellites, such as GPS, and signals from ground facilities, and computing aircraft positions by on-board navigation systems more accurate and timely than before. PBN is considered as the core technique and operations of new CNS/ATM, and will enable safer and more efficient routes to be designed and implemented.




Development of training system for air traffic controllers and air navigation technical staff on the new CNS/ATM systems


New  Communications/Navigation/Surveillance and Air Traffic Management (CNS/ATM) Systems: General term of air traffic services (ATS) system in the next generation, utilizing satellite technologies. PBN operations will be achievable with progressive implementation of new CNS/ATM systems, and highly integrated ATM operations will enhance safety and efficiency of air craft operations. New CNS/ATM systems will also enhance airspace capacity to respond to the increasing air transport demands.



Development of safety oversight system by implementing SMS in air navigation services

Safety Management System (SMS): Comprehensive, systematic and proactive approach to safety in regulator and service provider organizations, aimed at detecting risks (dangers), analyzing risks, implementing mitigating methods, and monitoring safety occurrences.SMS implementation is required in airlines, airports and air traffic services in accordance with ICAO’s international standards.