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Informal Pacific ATC Coordinating Group (IPACG)

The IPACG provides an opportunity for air traffic service (ATS) providers, airspace operators to informally meet together and explore solutions to near term ATC problems that limit the capacity and/or efficiency within the Anchorage, Oakland, and Fukuoka Oceanic Flight Information Regions (FIRs).

Important IPACG Events in 2018

20-24 August 2018, Honolulu, HI


IPACG/44: 20-24 August 2018 in Honolulu, HI

The Forty-fourth Meeting of the Informal Pacific Air Traffic Control (ATC) Coordinating Group (IPACG/44) was held in Honolulu, HI on 20-24 August 2018. The JCAB and FAA-only Providers Meeting was held on 20 August and 24 August. The Thirtieth FANS Interoperability Team (FIT/30) Meeting was held on 21 August 2018 and the IPACG/44 Plenary Meeting was held on 22-23 August 2018. For additional information on IPACG, contact Brenna Head, ATO International (AJR-F2).

Information Papers

Presentations

Pacific Seamless Airspace Charts

Fit 31

  • FIT31 (Zip)
  • IPACG/43: 25 - 29 September 2017 in Tokyo, Japan

    The Forty-third Meeting of the Informal Pacific Air Traffic Control (ATC) Coordinating Group (IPACG/43) was held in Tokyo, Japan from 25-29 September 2017. The JCAB and FAA-only Providers Meeting was held on 25 September and 29 September. The Thirtieth FANS Interoperability Team (FIT/30) Meeting was held on 26 September; and the IPACG/43 Plenary Meeting was held 27-28 September. For additional information on IPACG, contact Brenna Head, ATO International (AJR-F2).

    • IPACG43 Final Report (PDF)
    • Download all papers currently available for IPACG43 (Zip)
    • Information Papers

      Working Papers

      Presentations

      IPACG/42: 12 - 16 September 2016 in Seattle, WA

      The Forty-second Meeting of the Informal Pacific Air Traffic Control (ATC) Coordinating Group (IPACG/42) was held in Seattle, WA from 12-16 September 2016. The JCAB and FAA-only Providers Meeting was held on 12 September and 16 September. The Twenty-ninth FANS Interoperability Team (FIT/29) Meeting was held on 13 September; and the IPACG/42 Plenary Meeting was held 14-15 September.

      IPACG/41: 14 - 18 September 2015 in Osaka and Kyoto, Japan

      The Forty-first Meeting of the Informal Pacific Air Traffic Control (ATC) Coordinating Group (IPACG/41) was held in Osaka and Kyoto, Japan from
      14-18 September 2015. The JCAB and FAA-only Providers Meeting was held on
      14 September in Osaka and 18 September in Kyoto. The Twenty-eighth FANS Interoperability Team (FIT/28) Meeting was held on 15 September in Kyoto; and the IPACG/41 Plenary Meeting was held 16-17 September in Kyoto.

      IPACG/40: 8 - 12 September 2014 in Washington, DC

      The Fortieth Meeting of the Informal Pacific Air Traffic Control (ATC) Coordinating Group (IPACG/40) was held in Washington, DC from 8-12 September 2014. The JCAB and FAA-only IPACG/40 Providers Meeting was held on 8 and 12 September 2014. The IPACG/40 Plenary Meeting was held 9-10 September; and the Twenty-seventh FANS Interoperability Team (FIT/27) Meeting was held on 11 September.

      IPACG/39: 3 - 7 February 2014 in Fukuoka, Japan

      The Thirty-ninth Meeting of the Informal Pacific Air Traffic Control (ATC) Coordinating Group (IPACG/39) was held in Fukuoka, Japan from 3-7 February 2014. The JCAB and FAA-only IPACG/39 Providers Meeting was held on 3 and 7 February 2014. the Twenty-sixth FANS Interoperability Team (FIT/26) Meeting was held on 4 February; and the IPACG/39 Plenary Meeting was held 5-6 February. This meeting celebrated the 25th anniversary of IPACG.

      IPACG/38: 22 - 26 April 2013 in Mountain View, California, USA

      The Thirty-eighth Meeting of the Informal Pacific Air Traffic Control (ATC) Coordinating Group (IPACG/38) was held in Mountain View, California, USA, from 22 April-26 April 2013. The JCAB and FAA only IPACG/38 Providers Meeting was held on 22 April and 26 April; the Twenty-fifth FANS Interoperability Team (FIT/25) Meeting was held on 23 April; and the IPACG/38 Plenary Meeting was held on 24 -25 April.

      IPACG/37: 29 October - 2 November 2012 in Tokyo, Japan

      The Thirty-seventh Meeting of the Informal Pacific Air Traffic Control (ATC) Coordinating Group (IPACG/37) was held in Tokyo, Japan, from 29 October-2 November 2012. The JCAB and FAA only IPACG/37 Providers Meeting was held on 29 October and 2 November; the Twenty-fourth FANS Interoperability Team (FIT/24) Meeting was held on 30 October; and the IPACG/37 Plenary Meeting was held 31 October-1 November.

      IPACG/36: 14 - 18 May 2012 in San Diego, California, USA

      The Thirty-sixth Meeting of the Informal Pacific Air Traffic Control (ATC) Coordinating Group (IPACG/36) was held in San Diego, California, USA, from 14-18 May 2012. The JCAB and FAA only IPACG/36 Providers Meeting was held on 14 May and 18 May; the Twenty-third FANS Interoperability Team (FIT/23) Meeting was held on 15 May; and the IPACG/36 Plenary Meeting was held 16-17 May.

      IPACG/35: 7 - 11 November 2011 in Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan

      The Thirty-fifth Meeting of the Informal Pacific Air Traffic Control (ATC) Coordinating Group (IPACG/35) was held in Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan, from 7-11 November 2011. The JCAB and FAA only IPACG/35 Providers Meeting was held on 7 November and 11 November; the Twenty-second FANS Interoperability Team (FIT/22) Meeting was held on 8 November; and the IPACG/35 Plenary Meeting was held 9-10 November.

      IPACG/34: 23 - 27 May 2011 in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

      The Thirty-fourth Meeting of the Informal Pacific Air Traffic Control (ATC) Coordinating Group (IPACG/34) was held in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, from 23-27 May 2011. The JCAB and FAA only IPACG/34 Providers Meeting was held on 23 May and 27 May; the Twenty-first FANS Interoperability Team (FIT/21) Meeting was held on 24 May; and the IPACG/34 Plenary Meeting was held 25-26 May.

      IPACG/33: 15 - 19 November 2010 in Okinawa, Japan

      The Thirty-third Meeting of the Informal Pacific Air Traffic Control (ATC) Coordinating Group (IPACG/33) was held in Okinawa, Japan, from 15-19 November 2010. The JCAB and FAA only IPACG/33 Providers Meeting was held on 15 November and 19 November; the Twentieth FANS Interoperability Team (FIT/20) Meeting was held on 16 November; and the IPACG/33 Plenary Meeting was held 17-18 November.

      IPACG/32: 10 - 14 May 2010 in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

      The Thirty-second Meeting of the Informal Pacific Air Traffic Control (ATC) Coordinating Group (IPACG/32) was held in Honolulu, Hawaii, from 10-14 May 2010. The JCAB and FAA only IPACG/32 Providers Meeting was held on 10 May and 14 May; the Nineteenth FANS Interoperability Team (FIT/19) Meeting was held on 11 May; and the IPACG/32 Plenary Meeting was held 12-13 May.

      IPACG/31: 5 - 9 October 2009 in Tokyo, Japan

      The Thirty-First Meeting of the Informal Pacific Air Traffic Control (ATC) Coordinating Group (IPACG/31) was held in Tokyo, Japan, from 5-9 October 2009. The JCAB and FAA only IPACG/31 Providers Meeting was held on 5 October and 9 October; the Eighteenth FANS Interoperability Team (FIT/18) Meeting was held on 6 October; and the IPACG/31 Plenary Meeting was held 7- 8 October.

      IPACG/30: 18 - 22 May 2009 in Seattle, Washington, USA

      The Thirtieth Meeting of the Informal Pacific Air Traffic Control (ATC) Coordinating Group (IPACG/30) was held in Seattle, Washington, USA, from 18-22 May 2009. The JCAB and FAA only IPACG/30 Providers Meeting was held on 18 May; the Seventeenth FANS Interoperability Team (FIT/17) Meeting was held on 19 May; and the IPACG/30 Plenary Meeting was held 20- 21 May. On 22 May, the FAA and JCAB met to develop the final report.

      IPACG/29: 27 - 31 October 2008 in Fukoka, Japan

      The Twenty-Ninth Meeting of the Informal Pacific Air Traffic Control (ATC) Coordinating Group (IPACG/29) was held in Fukuoka, Japan, Oct. 27-31, 2008. The JCAB and FAA only IPACG/29 Providers Meeting was held Oct. 27; the Sixteenth FANS Interoperability Team (FIT/16) Meeting was held Oct. 28; and the IPACG/29 Plenary Meeting was held Oct. 29-31.

      IPACG/28: 12 - 16 May 2008 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

      The Twenty-Eighth Meeting of the Informal Pacific Air Traffic Control (ATC) Coordinating Group (IPACG/27) was held in Las Vegas, Nev., May 12-16, 2008. The IPACG/28 Providers Meeting was held May 12. The Fifteenth FANS Interoperability Team (FIT/15) Meeting was held May 13. The IPACG/28 Plenary Meeting was held May 14-16.

      IPACG/27: 5 - 9 November 2007 in Tokyo, Japan

      The Twenty-Seventh Meeting of the Informal Pacific Air Traffic Control (ATC) Coordinating Group (IPACG/27) was held in Tokyo, Japan, Nov. 5-9, 2007. The IPACG/27 Providers Meeting was held on Nov. 5.

      The Fourteenth FANS Interoperbility Team (FIT/14) met Nov.6. The IPACG/27 Plenary meeting met Nov.7-9.

      IPACG/26: 14 - 18 May 2007 in Anchorage, Alaska, USA

      The Twenty-Sixth Meeting of the Informal Pacific Air Traffic Control (ATC) Coordinating Group (IPACG/26) was held in Anchorage, Alaska, May 14-18, 2007. The FIT met May 14-15, 2007

      IPACG/25: 24 - 27 October 2006 in Tokyo, Japan

      The Twenty-Fifth Meeting of the Informal Pacific Air Traffic Control (ATC) Coordinating Group (IPACG/25) was held in Tokyo, Japan, Oct. 24-27, 2006.

      IPACG/24: 23 - 27 January 2006 in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

      The Twenty-Fourth Meeting of the Informal Pacific Air Traffic Control (ATC) Coordinating Group (IPACG/24) was held in Honolulu, Hawaii, Jan. 23-27, 2006. The Information Papers and Working Papers are provided below:

      IPACG/23: 11 - 15 July 2005 in Tokyo, Japan

      The Twenty-Third Meeting of the Informal Pacific Air Traffic Control (ATC) Coordinating Group (IPACG/23) was held in Tokyo, Japan, July 11-15, 2005. The Information Papers and Working Papers are provided below:

      IPACG/22: 24 - 28 January 2005 in Los Angeles, California, USA

      The Twenty-Second Meeting of the Informal Pacific Air Traffic Control (ATC) Coordinating Group (IPACG/22) was held in Los Angeles, Calif., Jan. 24-28, 2005. The Information Papers and Working Papers are provided below:

      IPACG/21: 7 - 11 June 2004 in Tokyo, Japan

      The Twenty-First Meeting of the Informal Pacific Air Traffic Control (ATC) Coordinating Group (IPACG/21) was held at the Koku Kaikan in Tokyo, Japan, June 7-11, 2004.

      IPACG/20: 6 - 10 October 2003 in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

      The Twentieth Meeting of the Informal Pacific Air Traffic Control (ATC) Coordinating Group (IPACG/20) was held at the Renaissance Ilikai Waikiki Hotel, Honolulu, Hawaii, Oct. 6-10, 2003.

      IPACG/19: 14 - 17 July 2003 in Tokyo, Japan

      The Nineteenth Meeting of the Informal Pacific Air Traffic Control (ATC) Coordinating Group (IPACG/19) was held at the International Conference Room in the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport in Tokyo, Japan, July 14-17, 2003.

      IPACG/18: 8 - 11 October 2002 in Tokyo, Japan

      The Eighteenth Meeting of the Informal Pacific Air Traffic Control (ATC) Coordinating Group (IPACG/18) was held in Tokyo, Japan, from Oct. 8-11, 2002.

      IPACG/17: 15 - 19 April 2002 in San Francisco, USA

      IPACG/17 was held in San Francisco during the week of April 15-19, 2002

      IPACG/15: 2 - 4 August 2000 in Tokyo, Japan

      IPACG/15 was held Aug. 2-4, 2000 at the Aviation Building in Tokyo, Japan. The work program for IPACG/15 included:

      • Review of the NOPAC route structure
      • Reductions in lateral and longitudinal separation
      • Development of a North/Central Pacific Operations Manual
      • Preparation for tracks to serve the air traffic between Hong Kong/Taipei and Los Angeles/San Francisco
      • Regional communications, navigation, surveillance and air traffic management (CNS/ATM) issues

      IPACG/14: 24 - 28 January 2000 in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

      IPACG/14 was held Jan. 24-28, 2000, at the Ilikai Hotel in Honolulu, Hawaii. The goals and objectives for IPACG/14 were as follows:

      • Establishment of FANS Interoperability Team to monitor CPDLC performance
      • Reductions in longitudinal separation
      • Preparation for new eastbound PACOTS
      • Preparation for tracks to serve the air traffic between Hong Kong/Taipei and Los Angeles/San Francisco
      • Establish a work plan to develop contingency procedures

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