Federal Aviation Administration

Cross Polar Work Group (CPWG)

Purpose

The Cross Polar WG provides a forum to improve air traffic services (ATS) for aircraft transiting polar and Russian Far East (RFE) airspace. The Cross Polar WG consists of air navigation service provider representatives from Russia, Canada, Iceland and the United States and international organizations representing airspace operator groups (e.g., the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) who operate in that airspace.

The Cross Polar WG will work cooperatively to identify and resolve issues that impact the efficiency of ATS primarily for flights operating in the airspace between North America and Russia. Though the Cross Polar WG will focus primarily on Polar and Trans-East airspace issues, in order to promote seamless, efficient and safe ATS, representatives from other organizations and ANS providers, including, but not limited to China, Mongolia, and Japan may also be invited to participate in Cross Polar WG activities, as appropriate.

Background

In late 2006, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Federal Air Navigation Authority (FANA) met bi-laterally for discussions in Washington, D.C. One of the items discussed included the Russian American Coordinating Group for Air Traffic Control (RACGAT). Both FANA and FAA noted that the work and effort by the participants of RACGAT resulted in great achievements and successes including opening of the Trans East and Cross Polar routes through Russian airspace. RACGAT was a beneficial forum for its members but recent organizational restructuring and changes in participants, the group had not met since October 2003. During that time period, other groups including the Cross Polar Trans-East Air Traffic Management (ATM) Providers Working Group (CPWG) had been established and met to ensure continued international cooperation and address issues within the area. Both parties agreed that the first two meetings were proving the Cross Polar WG to be an effective forum for continued cooperation.

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Arctic ATM Operational Contingency Plan

CPWG/16

The Sixteenth meeting of the Cross Polar Trans-East ATM Providers' Working Group meeting is tentatively scheduled for 3-6 December 2013 in Ottawa, Canada

Meeting information and logistics will be provided once details have been finalized and will be posted here. Based on disucssions and agreement at CPWG/15, the meeting duration will now be 4 days.

Here is the initial outline:

  • Day 1, Morning: CPWG ANSP (United States, Russia, Canada, Norway, Iceland, Japan, Mongolia and China only);
  • Day 1, Afternoon: Pacific Project Workshop (All);
  • Day 2 and Day 3: 9:00-5:00 CPWG Plenary (All); and
  • Day 4, 9:00-12:00 CPWG Plenary wrap-up and Review/Approve CPWG/16 actions (All)

    For information regarding the CPWG, please contact Leah Moebius, System Operations ATO International Office.

CPWG/15

The Fifteenth meeting of the Cross Polar Trans-East ATM Providers' Working Group meeting was held 13-17 May 2013 in Bodo, Norway

    • Monday, 13 May 2013, 9:00 � 5:00 CPWG ANSPs (United States, Russia, Canada, Norway, Iceland, Japan, Mongolia and China only)
    • Tuesday, 14 May 2013, 9:00-5:00 Pacific Project Workshop (All);
    • Wednesday and Thursday, 15 & 16 May 2013, 9:00-5:00 CPWG Plenary (All),
    • Friday, 17 May 2013, 9:00-12:00 CPWG Wrap Up and Review/Approve CPWG/15 actions (All)

      For information regarding the CPWG, please contact Leah Moebius, System Operations ATO International Office.

Attached please find IP and WP templates for your use.

Information Papers

Working Papers

Presentations

Pacific Project

CPWG/14

The Fourteenth meeting of the Cross Polar Trans-East ATM Providers' Working Group was held on December 10-14, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

Please find reports and presentations from the meeting below.

All papers currently available for CPWG14 (ZIP)

CPWG/13

The Thirteenth meeting of the Cross Polar Trans-East ATM Providers' Working Group was hosted by ISAVIA in Reykjavik, Iceland, June 19-22, 2012. For information on the meeting, please contact Leah Moebius, System Operations ATO International Office.

Please find reports and presentations from the meeting below.

All papers currently available for CPWG13 (ZIP)

CPWG/12

The Twelfth meeting of the Cross Polar Trans-East ATM Providers' Working Group was hosted by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) in Beijing, China, 6-9 December 2011. The Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs) from Russia, Canada, Iceland, Norway, Japan, the U.S. and China met on 6 December followed by the full CPWG plenary, 7-9 December, 2011. For additional information on CPWG, contact Leah Moebius, ATO Strategy and Performance, International (AJG-41).

Please find reports and presentations from the meeting below.

All papers currently available for CPWG12 (ZIP)

CPWG/11

The Eleventh meeting of the Cross Polar Trans-East ATM Providers' Working Group was hosted by the State ATM Corporation, June 7-10, 2011 in St. Petersburg, Russia. The Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs) from Russia, Canada, Iceland, Norway, Japan and the U.S. met on June 7th followed by the full CPWG plenary, June 8-10, 2011. For additional information on CPWG, contact Leah Moebius, ATO Strategy and Performance, International (AJG-41).

Please find reports and presentations from the meeting below.

All papers currently available for CPWG11 (ZIP)

CPWG/10

The Tenth meeting of the Cross Polar Trans-East ATM Providers� Working Group was held on 2-5 November 2010 in Paris, France. The meeting was hosted by the European and North Atlantic (EUR/NAT) Office of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), Paris, France. The Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs) from Russia, Canada, Iceland, Norway and the U.S. met on Tuesday, 2 November 2010. The full CPWG meeting took place at the ICAO Offices on Wednesday,3 November-Friday, 5 November 2010. The Communications North of 80� North Task Force met Friday, 5 November.

Please find reports and presentations from the meeting below.

All papers currently available for CPWG10 (ZIP)

CPWG/9

The Ninth Meeting of the Cross Polar Trans East ATM Providers' Working Group (CPWG/9 was held at the Fairmont, the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal on April 28-30, 2010. The Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs) met on Tuesday, April 27, 2010.

Please find reports and presentations from the meeting below.

All papers currently available for CPWG9 (ZIP)

CPWG/8

The eighth meeting of the Cross Polar Working Group was held at the Renaissance Atlanta Hotel Downtown, Atlanta on December 2-4, 2009

Please find reports and presentations from the meeting below.

All papers currently available for CPWG8 (ZIP)

CPWG/7

The seventh meeting of the Cross Polar Working Group took place June 2-5 at the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Offices in Paris, France.

Please find reports and presentations from the meeting below.

All papers currently available for CPWG7 (ZIP)

CPWG/6

The sixth meeting of the Cross Polar Working Group took place November 3-5, 2008 at the Novotel Citygate Hong Kong Hotel.

Please find reports and presentations from the meeting below.

All papers currently available for CPWG6 (ZIP)

CPWG/5

The fifth meeting of the Cross Polar Working Group took place April 1-3, 2008 in Ft. Worth, Texas. Please find reports and presentations from the meeting below.

All papers currently available for CPWG5 (ZIP)

CPWG/4

The fourth meeting of the Cross Polar Working Group took place September 18-20, 2007 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Please find reports and presentations from the meeting below.

All papers currently available for CPWG4 (ZIP)

CPWG/3

The third meeting of the Cross Polar Working Group took place April 24-26, 2007 in Washington, DC. Please find reports and presentations from the meeting below.

All papers currently available for CPWG3 (ZIP)

CPWG/2

The Second meeting of the Cross Polar Trans-East ATM Providers' Working Group met during the week of September 25-27, 2006, in Montreal, Canada. The Meeting discussed continued improvement in coordination between providers and capacity improvements.

All papers currently available for CPWG2 (ZIP)

CPWG/1

The first meeting of the Cross Polar Trans-East ATM Providers' Working Group met during the week of March 13, 2006, in Anchorage, Alaska. Representatives from the U.S., Canadian, and Russian Air Traffic Service organizations participated. Representatives from the various air carriers who utilize the subject routes also attended the meeting's final session. The focus of the meeting was to identify and analyze the Air Traffic Management problems inherent with the subject routes and to attempt development of their possible solutions.

All papers currently available for CPWG1 (ZIP)

For additional information on the Cross Polar Trans-East ATM Providers' Working Group, contact Leah Moebius.

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