The ASTRA Council produces an Australian ATM Strategic Plan, providing a common coordinated national strategy to support the ATM community to make investment and other decisions with confidence.
ASTRA plans over the long term and anticipates the development and application of technology and operational practices for the next 20+ years, consistent with ICAO’s Global Air Traffic Management Operational Concept but applied to the Australian operational context.
The ASTRA Council aims to provide leadership and direction on the future capabilities and technologies required to deliver an ATM system, that will meet the following needs:
Project planning for the funding, acquisition, introduction and development of Australia’s ATM system is the responsibility of the service providers and user organisations.
The ASTRA Council will next review the ATM Strategic Plan following the release of the Government's National Aviation Policy Statement.
2007 Edition of the Australian ATM Strategic Plan
The current edition of the Australian ATM Strategic Plan was published in 2007 and is available for download in two parts:
Part A of the Australian ATM Strategic Plan is the first of a suite of documents supporting the evolution to a future ATM system in Australia that is performance-based, addresses ATM community expectations, is cost-efficient and is globally harmonised.
Part B of the Australian ATM Strategic Plan describes implementation strategies, and identifies potential operating scenarios for the near, medium and long term. This part provides a focus for the ATM community to proceed to the subsequent stages of project definition and implementation.
The 2003 edition of the Australian ATM Strategic Plan was launched by the Minister for Transport and Regional Services & Deputy Prime Minister of Australia, the Hon John Anderson MP, at Safeskies in September 2003. It is available for download in three volumes: