The Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs will set up a future ATM strategy that is tailored to Korea??s situation by 2011.This strategy is to reflect improved aircraft performance and the shift in air navigation method from ground navigation facilities toward satellites, etc. and thereby integrate the plans and development directions for airports, airspace, air traffic control and navigation safety
facilities within the future ATM system. It will comprehensively analyze safety, efficiency, economic efficiency and environmental impact of such shift and promote cooperation between the sectors of
the air transport industry.
Furthermore, the time and method of phased-in application of technology for efficient airspace
management, departure & arrival and safe aircraft navigation, and necessary aircraft devices and
ground facilities will be stated in the strategy.
In the mean time, ICAP has already established operation concept for satellite-based global air
traffic management and provides basic principles and directions for future air traffic management.
Europe and the U.S. are also developing and implementing their mid and long term plans such as
Single European Sky ATM Research (SESAR) and Next Generation Air Transportation System
(NextGen), all of which consider safety, traffic volume and environmental impact.
In line with the global trend, the Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs will review ICAO??s 7 regulations, the implementation plan of NextGen and SESAR??s master plan by 2010 to concretize Korea??s future ATM strategy. It will carry out joint researches, open public hearings and finally
develop a master plan for the strategy by 2011.
The strategy is expected to secure safe aircraft navigation, increase air transport efficiency and
capacity, provide accurate weather conditions and reduce noise and gas emissions since it provides air traffic management service based on satellite and a digital automation system, etc.
All in all, it will bring down the maintenance cost of navigation facilities and thereby improve convenience for passengers as well as airport operation efficiency.