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, Naha, and Tokyo Oceanic Flight Information Regions (FIRs).

Important IPACG Events in 2015

9-11 September, Japan

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. For additional information on IPACG, contact Riley Downing, ATO International (AJR-F2).

Information Papers

Working Papers

Presentations

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. For additional information on IPACG, contact Braks Etta, ATO International (AJR-F2).

IPACG/38: 22 April - 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. For additional information on IPACG,contact Braks Etta, ATO International (AJR-F2).

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. For additional information on IPACG, contact Braks Etta, ATO International (AJR-F2).

IPACG/36: 14-18 May 2013 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. For additional information on IPACG, contact Braks Etta, ATO International (AJR-F2).

IPACG/35: 7-11 November 2013 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. For additional information on IPACG, contact Braks Etta, ATO Strategy and Performance, International (AJG-42).

IPACG/34: 23-27 May 2013 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. For additional information on IPACG, contact Braks Etta, ATO Strategy and Performance, International (AJG-42).

IPACG/33: November 15-19 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. For additional information on IPACG, contact Braks Etta, ATO Strategy and Performance, International (AJG-42).

IPACG/32

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. For additional information on IPACG, contact Braks Etta, ATO Strategy and Performance, International (AJG-42).

IPACG/31

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. For additional information on IPACG, contact Braks Etta, ATO Strategy and Performance, International (ATO-GI).

IPACG/30

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. For additional information on IPACG, contact Braks Etta, ATO Strategy and Performance, International (ATO-GI).

IPACG/29

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.

For additional information on IPACG, contact Braks Etta, ATO Strategy and Performance, International (ATO-GI).

IPACG/28

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.

For additional information on IPACG, contact Braks Etta, ATO-PI.

IPACG/27

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.

For additional information on IPACG, contact Braks Etta, ATO-PI.

IPACG/26

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

For additional information on IPACG, contact Braks Etta, ATO-PI.

IPACG/25

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.

For additional information on IPACG, contact Ms.Diane Bodenhamer,ATO-E OceanicOperations FAA/ATO-P International.

IPACG/24

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

IPACG/15

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

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